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Category Archives: Legacies

Jeff Hanneman gets traffic circle named after him in Poland

Posted by on February 7, 2014

Between Behemoth and this, we’re starting to think Poland just gets metal. In Jaworzno, Poland, a traffic circle has been renamed “Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit.” That’s probably one of the best ways to commemorate the late Slayer guitarist ever. The circle will be called that for one year, and came about courtesy of a charity auction. […]

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Family and friends of Chi Cheng ask you to ‘Buckle Up For Chi’

Posted by on January 9, 2014

Last year’s passing of former Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was a somber reminder that life is fleeting. Following a car accident in 2008, Cheng remained in a semi-conscious state until he lost his battle. As sad as that was, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in vain. Cheng wasn’t wearing his seat belt when he […]

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Snot vocalist Lynn Strait died 15 years ago today

Posted by on December 11, 2013

In 1997, Geffen Records released Get Some, the debut album by Santa Barbara’s Snot. The band, a mixture of punk and nu-metal, were fronted by charismatic frontman Lynn Strait. Appearing on the Ozzfest 1998 tour helped increase their exposure both with metal fans and the musicians they toured with. The band started work on their […]

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Happy 30th Anniversary to Slayer’s ‘Show No Mercy’

Posted by on December 3, 2013

While heavy metal has unofficially been around for 43 years or so, it was 30 years ago today that Metal Blade Records released Slayer’s debut album, Show No Mercy. While not their most influential album, (that would be 1986’s Reign in Blood), it caught a band on the verge of exploding, and features staples like “Die by […]

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Today’s the 27th anniversary of Cliff Burton’s death

Posted by on September 27, 2013

There aren’t a ton of iconic bassists in metal, but former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton stands head and shoulders above the rest. It was on this date in 1986 that Metallica’s bus flipped over in Sweden after hitting a patch of black ice. Burton, who’d been sleeping, was killed instantly at the age of 24. […]

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