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Tag Archives: Jeff Hanneman

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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Broken Hope’s Jeremy Wagner buys Jeff Hanneman’s guitar collection

Posted by on December 1, 2015

Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner is currently working on the band’s second album since reforming in 2012. This time, however, he’s got some secret weapons in his arsenal – namely only using guitars owned by late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. As detailed in the latest Guitar World, Wagner purchased four of the guitars directly from Hanneman’s […]

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Tom Araya says new album is good for “half of Slayer”

Posted by on September 17, 2015

The answer to a question Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya was asked during an interview is about to be as criticized as Kevin Lyman’s “metal got gray bald and fat” comment was earlier this year. During an interview with Germany’s Rock Hard magazine, he was asked about Repentless and his thoughts on it. Not only did […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Slayer

Posted by on August 27, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Slayer’s importance in the history of metal cannot be overstated. They pioneered a style that went on to sire nearly every dominant sub-genre in heavy music today. They achieved a level of commercial […]

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A road-weary Tom Araya loves Slayer, but loves his family more

Posted by on July 29, 2015

In case you didn’t know, Slayer have an album, Repentless, coming out next month. Then again, it’d be pretty impossible not to know, given that they’ve released the title track, have an 8 pound, $180 version of the album up for pre-order and have been headlining Mayhem. Then there’s guitarist Kerry King. The id of the […]

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Three Jeff Hanneman guitars are up for auction

Posted by on July 23, 2015

In conjunction with the Hanneman estate, ESP is auctioning off some of Jeff Hanneman’s guitars, with a portion of the proceeds going to  the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that the late Slayer guitarist supported. From the ESP auction site: “Each instrument described below is a one-of-a-kind custom guitar that was in Jeff’s personal collection, and he is […]

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Slayer unveil title track, track listing to Repentless

Posted by on June 19, 2015

As we all know by now, Slayer have a new album, Repentless, coming out on September 11. “Implode,” which the band premiered over a year ago, wasn’t a bad song. Neither was “When the Stillness Comes,” but it was kind of a tease, ending as soon as it started to pick up momentum. Today, along with […]

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Slayer reveal cover art, title track coming Friday, have Bonnaroo fans

Posted by on June 16, 2015

If you were tired of listening to “Implode” and “When the Stillness Comes,” you’re about to get a little more Slayer in your life. The title track to the band’s forthcoming Repentless album will be digitally released this Friday (19). Also today, the band released the cover artwork to the album, due out on September 11. […]

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Slayer premiere new song in advance of Record Store Day

Posted by on April 16, 2015

We were planning on taking a little time out of our day on Saturday morning to head to Record Store Day and pick up the new Slayer song, “When the Stillness Comes.” And we figured we’d be writing about the song as soon as someone uploaded it to YouTube Saturday afternoon. It turns out the […]

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Kerry King: Jeff Hanneman is not on the new record

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Even though Slayer vocalist and bassist Tom Araya told Revolver Magazine that, “there is one track on (the new album) that we recorded with (Jeff Hanneman),” guitarist Kerry King is denying that statement, and blaming the spread of “bullshit” on the media. Said King, in an interview with LoudWire: “Jeff Hanneman isn’t physically playing on this record. Somebody reported some […]

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