Nuclear Blast announces SLAYER and EL SANTO signings at Comic Con 2016
SLAYER, the uncompromising super-heroes of thrash metal, is set to do a takeover of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC). The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues. Show is sold out but Nuclear Blast will give away a handful of tickets. Stay tuned to SLAYER’s and Nuclear Blast social media for more details!
“While Comic-Con has not focused on music, it is clearly a valued art form that oftentimes evokes emotional reactions and can transcend age and time. Slayer, the Grammy Award winning band, joins the list of past musical artists who make their way to Comic-Con to meet fans and delve into other forms of popular art proving that Comic-Con really is the diverse gathering place for pop culture and its fans.”
– David Glanzer Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, Comic-Con International
Said SLAYER‘s Kerry King, “Comic-Con?!? I can’t believe they are gonna let us shred the HOB San Diego!! It will definitely be a night of fury and intensity that the city won’t soon forget. We will be coming off a seven week European run, so SLAYER‘s guns will be blazing!”
SLAYER’s signing at the Nuclear Blast booth will be on Friday July 22nd at 1PM. And at the Dark Horse Comics booth at 3:00 PM. For details on how to get wrist bands for this even please check booth 501 starting on opening night or stay tuned for more online announcements. This will be a very limited number!
EL SANTO the biggest name in Lucha Libre and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up to release a San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) exclusive lithograph at this year’s event. The lithograph will only be available on sale at the Nuclear Blast booth at Comic-Con with limited quantities (booth #501). The lithograph was design by artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Hatebreed). EL HIJO DEL SANTO and SANTO JR will be in attendance for a signing session on Saturday, July 23rd at 1pm at the Nuclear Blast Records booth.
EL HIJO DEL SANTO comments:
“Hello to all my friends reading, I want to express how proud and honored I feel about assisting such an event as the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016. I’m very grateful to my friends Oscar and Gerardo Martinez, whom along with the Nuclear Blast team made my participation on this amazing event possible. I hope you enjoy Comic-Con as much as I know I will and I hope that you come around the booth where I’ll be signing autographs and taking pictures. I’m really looking forward to my arrival at San Diego and share with all of you the surprises and everything that will be going on in SDCC16. I’ll see you all there! Long Live San Diego Comic-Con!”
Santo Jr adds:
“I’m finally assisting Comic-Con! It’s always been a dream of mine attend SDCC16 and I’m really excited about sharing this with EL HIJO DEL SANTO! We have some great news about EL SANTO and you just HAVE to be there. We’ll be doing some CC exclusive t-shirts with JSR Merchandising that you can’t miss. I just can’t wait to get there, I’m truly looking forward to having a great time in SDCC16 with my friends and I hope to see you all there. It will be just like X-Mass in July!”