Posted in music on February 7, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit, Jaworzno, Poland
Hanneman Circle Pit

A mini uproar occurred across social media when the late Slayer heart and soul Jeff Hanneman was not included in this year's Grammys "In Memoriam" video  that was played during the awards ceremony and eulogized the likes of Lou Reed, Phil Everly and Cory Montieth of Glee. The snub was in spite of the fact that Slayer had been nominated for Grammys five times, winning twice, first for "Eyes of the Insane" in 2007 and again for "Final Six" in 2008, both of which were off pressings of Christ Illusion. While we can all take solace in the fact that the Grammys are often clueless and out of touch with reality, a city in Poland is doing Hanneman right: they named a traffic circle after him.

For one year, a traffic circle in Jaworzno, Poland, a city within a larger urban area home to 5.3 million, will be called "Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit" ("Rondo Jeffa Hannemana" in Polish.)  A big "fuck yeah" from on high/down below, thanks should be directed to ART-COM Ltd., a company that won an auction to rename the roundabout. Hanneman, who passed last May due to cirrhosis of the liver, would have been 50 on January 31.

Watch a video (in Polish) of the circle's dedication below...

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Comments (30)

waiting on Angel Of Death Blvd to happen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:36 PM

\m/

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:48 PM

The Polish love their sausages

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:02 PM

is it sad that this is the nicest thing ive seen all day?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:03 PM

Kielbasa

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:03 PM

I was on angel of death blvd going south of heaven.It was raining blood, and I couldn't see that well. I had to pull over for what seemed like a whole season of the abyss.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:30 PM

^try harder

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:33 PM

so metal

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 3:57 PM

2:36, that exist already. It's the roadway leading to the Pentagon.

Posted by DANNY S.S. | February 7, 2014 3:58 PM

But no Beastie Boys Square in LES NYC USA

Posted by ME | February 7, 2014 4:00 PM

Nah, this is a good thing. Being left out of a montage that someone in Glee was also involved him was doing Hanneman a favor, actually. The Grammys are in no way, shape, or form the be-all-end-all of music.

It goes without saying that the Polish circle thing is pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 4:23 PM

pierogi

Posted by Polski | February 7, 2014 4:44 PM

how many polish guys does it take to hang up a street sign...

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 5:08 PM

yeah.. not so sure why everyone's so butthurt about Hanneman being left out of the Grammy montage. Do you think they guy would have even given a fuck?

Odds are good you aren't starting a band called Slayer in order to win the hearts of some Grammy committee. Derp!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 5:33 PM

They never recognize Phish either

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 7:27 PM

Helen Thomas, that famous White House correspondent, said that the Jews should go back to Poland. She's dead now too. What is it with Poland and death, anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 7:46 PM

Polish sausage circle jerk

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 7:47 PM

All his lyrics about death, when he dies it all goes pussy. Definition of poseur.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 8:09 PM

dooza dupa dobre, na zdrobie, gupya polaku.

Posted by hooey king | February 7, 2014 10:43 PM

I've got a great idea: let's name a traffic circle after a drunk.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 2:36 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 6:23 PM

Kerry King has always been the queen of the group, if you know what I mean

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 10:43 PM

(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■) <( Sausage.)

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 2:39 PM

Sausage Round.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 4:05 PM

Sausage Round > Beastie Boys Square

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 7:25 PM

^ agreed

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 8:02 PM

we support any auto scan tool powered by an Elm327 chip.

Posted by auto scan tool | February 10, 2014 5:27 AM

Regardless of what King said, this Celebration was to remember Hanneman

Posted by Sayre | February 10, 2014 6:38 AM

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