Metal Band Slayer Rescues Kitten Before a Show in Indianapolis


While heavy metal band Slayer may be known for loud riffs and crazy antics onstage, that doesn’t mean they don’t have compassion for animals like the rest of us (or hopefully the rest of us!).  It turns out that the band spotted a homeless kitten outside of their venue, the Old National Centre in Indianapolis.   And being how amazingly “metal” these guys are they decided to do something totally metal!  Adopt the kitty.

The venue itself was the first to break the news, posting the above photo to their Facebook with this message:

It’s not every day you hear a story like this… The Slayer crew rescued a kitty off the streets of Indianapolis last night and she now has been adopted into a brand new home!

Slayer then posted a statement explaining what happened

“Kerry [King, guitarist] and some of the crew went to dinner at Kerry’s favorite steak house in Indy, St. Elmo’s Steak House. Afterwards, the assistant tour manager, Jess [Cortese] saw a homeless man on the street who offered up this little kitten for a dollar.

“The kitten apparently was freezing so Jess took it, slept with her in her bunk on the bus and went to the venue with her today, hanging out. One of the runners knew someone who wanted a kitten, so the little guy now has a new home where he or she currently is.”

I turns out that  King is an avid animal lover, owning many dogs and breeding snakes.  By the way, have you ever seen how cats react when hearing Slayer?  Here’s one!

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