Heavy metal is a type of culture. It's an elective culture, meaning that we choose it and are not born into it. But it has its own values. We love heavy fast riffs. We think evil is as important as good. We think ugly sound can be beautiful.
Our values clash with a lot of other cultures and philosophies.
Since all of them get protection and their own rules because they are officially recognized, it's time we get recognized. The International Day of Slayer, which occurs on June 6 every year, is our chance to be recognized as a type of culture: the heavy metal culture. - Examiner
Of all the metal since the genre started in 1970, Slayer stands alone for being creative, intense and dark but powerful. Listening to Slayer won't make you feel good about life, but it will make you want to kick life's ass.
This is why Slayer is the symbol of heavy metal. There are none more capable of expressing the pure metal spirit. This June 6, celebrate the International Day of Slayer by blasting the first five albums at neighbors, family and authority figures.
The International Day of Slayer -- June 6, 2011