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Slayer discusses gun control and Trump in new video series Noisey Shreds

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Vice’s music portal Noisey just launched their first episode of “Noisey Shreds,” a video series involving it’s journalists traveling around the world interviewing their favorite bands. The first video features Kim Kelly talking to Slayer at the San Diego Comic Con last summer. And while the filming took place before President Trump stepped into office, it didn’t […]

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Kerry King responds to Slayer’s Trump post

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Earlier this week, Slayer were forced to state that they didn’t have any official political stance after an Instagram post put up on their page by Tom Araya that photoshopped President Trump into an early picture of them. It was taken down, apparently by the band, and he put it up again thinking there might […]

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Kerry King says ‘Undisputed Attitude’ was in response to ’90s punk

Posted by on November 23, 2016

Remember punk rock in the ’90s? Green Day, The Offspring, Blink 182. Slayer guitarist Kerry King does. In fact, in an interview that was done for Metal Hammer‘s Spotify series, he says that Slayer’s Undisputed Attitude, their 1996 album of punk covers by the likes of D.R.I., Minor Threat and The Stooges, was done in a […]

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Kerry King doesn’t want Slayer to end any time soon

Posted by on November 8, 2016

In a recent Headbangers Brawl, our topic of discussion was a hypothetical one – which of the Big Four bands would be the first to hang it up? In what might be a first for the column, there was a unanimous answer, and that band was Slayer. There were multiple factors that made us say that – […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Next Slayer album coming… in 2018

Posted by on August 16, 2016

Since 1990’s Seasons in the Abyss came out two years after South of Heaven, Slayer haven’t exactly been in a rush to put out albums. If you don’t count 1996’s covers album, Undisputed Attitude, they’ve taken three to six years between albums. So it should come as no surprise that there’s no major rush for them to get […]

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End of an era? Slayer, Megadeth contemplate retirement

Posted by on August 8, 2016

We all know how terrible 2016 has been for the rock and metal community and, aside from the losses of notable musicians like David Bowie, Prince, Rainbow’s Jimmy Bain, the Eagles’ Glenn Frey or former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, there’s also other aspect that many other artists are facing, and that’s retirement. As hasbeen the case with some […]

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Slayer guitarist Kerry King comes out in support of Hillary

Posted by on July 27, 2016

When you think of political bands, Slayer isn’t the first one to come to mind. Or like the 14th, even. Most of the struggles they write about are of mental and emotional ones. However, guitarist Kerry King, who named “Dittohead” after Rush Limbaugh,  has opened up to Rolling Stone, and come out against Donald Trump, calling Hillary […]

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Kerry King says Slayer “still makes great records” unlike Metallica and Iron Maiden

Posted by on March 2, 2016

Slayer’s guitarist Kerry King has been known for always speaking his mind, no matter how that comes out or who it would offend. At the same time, he’s also known for thinking very high of himself and his band no matter what the general opinion is, so when it comes to seeing himself next to […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya talks about recording ‘Repentless’ without Jeff Hanneman

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Slayer released their latest album Repentless a few months ago and it was the first record done by the band since the passing of guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman. While the album features one track that Hanneman co-wrote, most of the album was done without him and was up to frontman Tom Araya and guitarist […]

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