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Tag Archives: Slayer

Slayer releases fan appreciation video

Posted by on September 14, 2017

It’s no secret why Slayer is one of the big four thrash metal acts. Their fans are the ones who will cry out, “SLAYER!” and display flags and banners at non-Slayer shows. Let’s face it, these thrashers have a devoted fan base to the point that a Tom Araya statue exists at a Ukrainian zoo. […]

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Watch Slayer cover ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin during soundchecks

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Slayer might be the most fearsome of the Big Four, but they’ve gotta soundcheck too. Instead of busting out songs they’ve been playing for over 30 years, they appear to enjoy busting out some classic rock covers. One of the perks of their VIP packages is allowing fans to attend their soundchecks, and while Kerry […]

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Kerry King reveals Slayer has a song written about Donald Trump’s “nonsense,” Republicans “f**king things up”

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Towards the beginning of this year, Slayer’s Tom Araya shared a photoshopped image of President Donald Trump alongside the band’s classic lineup. Immediately following, the band faced a handful of backlash, along with Kerry King sharing his response to openly discussing their thoughts about Trump followed by Araya calling America, “a nation of crybabies,” making […]

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Dead Cross played a new song already

Posted by on August 14, 2017

Dead Cross’ debut album just came out about a week ago, but for a band that just played their first show last week and has a debut album that clocks in at under 30 minutes, they’ll need to play more than just their entire album to keep a crowd entertained. The group, consisting of Mike […]

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Slayer bring “Raining Blood” to late night TV

Posted by on July 28, 2017

If you were wondering what that sound was at about 12:30 this morning, it was the sound of thousands of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon fans horrifyingly switching off their TVs as Slayer started playing “Raining Blood” on the show last night. In New York for a sold out show at Madison Square Garden, […]

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Review/Photos: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS headline Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival

Posted by on July 27, 2017

The second annual Chicago Open Air Festival took place this past July 14th-16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Metal Insider was on site to take in all the music, food, and experiences. Friday Arriving Friday afternoon, the sounds of Failure/Anthem rang out as they opened the second stage to a crowd who was still […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya ponders Slayer as a business, wishes he could’ve done more for Hanneman

Posted by on July 25, 2017

This past Sunday (23), Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People conducted an interview with Slayer frontman Tom Araya at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. The California thrash legends released their overall twelfth studio album Repentless back in 2015, a follow up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. It’s the first album released following Jeff Hanneman’ […]

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Show review: Slayer/Lamb of God/Behemoth, The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, July 23, 2017

Posted by on July 25, 2017

To say I was excited for this show would be an understatement. Even after seeing 500+ metal bands live in concert over the past four decades, I still get excited to see Slayer. They’re just THAT good and they continue to impress as live performers, recording artists and individuals. Needless to say, adding Behemoth to […]

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Slayer’s Kerry King reveals his favorite metal albums

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Rolling Stone revealed another top ten metal albums list, and this time it’s Slayer’s, Kerry King. We have already discovered favorites from Bill Ward, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Lars Ulrich, Joe Duplantier, Corey Taylor and more. Now, King revealed his, which includes classics ranging from Venom’s Black Metal to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. Check out his […]

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Gary Holt hates the Kardashians

Posted by on July 11, 2017

Back in 2015, Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt was seen numerous times wearing a black t-shirt with white text reading, “Kill the Kardashians.” While many have loved this shirt, some people have taken offense to it, resulting in attempted paybacks. This could be far-fetched but, it’s possible that this was the beginning of the band fashion […]

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