Metallica, Slayer, Others Picking Out "Tattoo"

Heavy music power hitters Slayer and Sepultura are the latest acts to sign on for this summer's inaugural run of the Tattoo The Earth tour, and Metallica may join them, if only for one show.

The proposed union wouldn't be the only such undertaking for Tattoo The Earth, as the tour's very first date sees Slipknot and company meet up with Portland, Oregon's KUFO RockFest (which features Stone Temple Pilots, among others) on July 15.

So far, the Portland show is the only confirmed date for Tattoo The Earth, but spokespeople for the tour say that a complete itinerary should be announced soon. As we previously reported, organizers expect the tour to hit a total of 25 cities this summer, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle (see "STP, Nashville Pussy, More To 'Tattoo'").