Slayer got a farewell send-off, but not the one it wanted.

The thrash metal band, which was announced last week as the primary sponsor of J.J. Yeley‘s No. 54 car for the Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, announced its sponsorship has been removed.

“Today, reportedly due to reactionary concerns from other long-time participating sponsors, Slayer has been pulled as the primary sponsor,” the band said in a release.

Known for albums such as “Reign in Blood” and “Seasons in the Abyss,” Slayer was promoting its farewell tour that began last May and concludes in November after more than 130 shows, wrapping up a career that began with its first album in 1983.

“After nearly 40 years,” the band’s release said, “Slayer apparently remains as terrifying to some as ever.”


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