Tag Archives: Gary Holt

Slayer’s Gary Holt has guitar painted blood

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Slayer have had a long-standing relationship with blood. Of course Reign in Blood is the gold (red?) standard of classic metal albums. “Seasons in the Abyss” came in a limited edition blood pack, and their last album before Repentless was World Painted Blood. And guitarist Gary Holt is embracing it via new guitar he’ll be bringing out on […]

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Brian Posehn names guests for metal album

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Comedian, actor and former stoner Brian Posehn has a new film, Uncle Nick, coming out, but as many metal fans, he also has another album coming out. Unlike his first several albums, which contained several songs at the end (like “Metal by Numbers,” a name we stole for our column), he’s been talking about putting […]

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Kerry King admits being nervous when asked Gary Holt to join Slayer, compares to a prom date

Posted by on September 23, 2015

If you’re a nerve-wrecked, angsty teenager, it can be really tough to ask a girl to the prom unless you are this confident, popular guy who can pick and choose whoever he wants, right? Maybe not. Slayer is a fairly popular band and many guitarist would drown their first born in acid for the chance […]

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Slayer discuss working with Terry Date in new video

Posted by on August 17, 2015

In case you weren’t aware, there’s a new Slayer album coming out on September 11th. That being said, it’s pretty impossible not to know it, from the semi-controversial release date to the three songs we’ve heard from it already to the band headlining the ill-fated Mayhem Festival that just wrapped up. That being said, the […]

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Slayer featured on thrash metal documentary by the Smithsonian

Posted by on August 6, 2015

It seems like Slayer have something going on every day with the release of Repentless approaching. Yet we keep finding different reasons to write about them. This time, we’re going to leave Kerry King alone but highlight a mini-documentary done by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History confusingly titled Slayer: The Origins of Thrash in San […]

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Metal Allegiance to play debut album release show in NYC

Posted by on July 24, 2015

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup formed by an immense list of metal musicians, have been busy getting ready to release their self-titled debut album on September 18th through Nuclear Blast Records, but if you were wondering “how are they going to coordinate that many musicians to play these songs live?” we have a treat for you. […]

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Metal Allegiance joined by Lamb of God, Exodus members in the studio

Posted by on July 9, 2015

Super-group Metal Allegiance, featuring an entire army of metal musicians as guests, signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast a few months back and they are already in the studio working to deliver their debut album this coming September and they released a studio-update video featuring some of those metal musicians, including Randy Blythe and […]

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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the collaborations […]

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Interview: Gary Holt talks Exodus, Slayer, being managed by Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 14, 2015

James Brown might have been the hardest working man in show business, but Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is surely the hardest-working guitarist. In addition to the band he’s been in since 1981, he’s also Slayer’s guitarist, a position which sadly became permanent in 2013 when Jeff Hanneman died. With Exodus on the road with Testament […]

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That Metal Show returns, announces Max Cavalera, Gary Holt among guests

Posted by on February 17, 2015

VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show is returning this Saturday (21), and they’ve announced a pretty diverse lineup of guests for what’s going to be their 14th season. The 12-episode season will kick off this coming Saturday with Rush’s Geddy Lee and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci. Among the guests returning to the show are Anthrax’s Scott Ian, […]

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