SLAYER's Tom Araya Addresses The Massive Statue Of Him At A Ukranian Zoo
If you've ever been to The XII Months Zoo in the village of Demidiv in the Ukraine, you've seen two things – animals and a giant statue of Slayer's Tom Araya. According to a multitude of Facebook posts, the guy is just a huge Slayer fan and felt the way to best express that was a statue outside his own zoo.
That story went up back in May, and Loudwire has addressed the statue's existence to Araya himself. According to Araya, the zoo owner was in contact with Araya and his wife throughout the process of its creation, though Tom doesn't really want to go see it right now. Not because it's weird, but he's a little skeptical of the overall safety in the Ukraine.
"He asked [my wife], 'Do you think he’s cool with this?' When I saw it, I told her, ‘Yeah, I guess.' It really looks cool. He’s been a stickler for detail and making sure that the guy finished it. He went through a few episodes where he was really upset at the [artist] and he was letting us know. He would like me to go there, but I don’t know if that’s something I want to do at the moment because there’s so much shit going on in that area."
Here's hoping someone one ups The XII Months Zoo. Some of our suggestions are a statue of Glen Benton outside a supermarket, a statue of King Diamond outside an Applebees, and maybe a whole group of Mastodon statues inexplicably scattered around an outdoor shopping mall.