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Charlie Benante sitting out Anthrax’s European tour

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is going to sit out Anthrax’s current European Tour with Slayer. Filling the throne, once again, will be Jon Dette, who knows a thing or two about playing with Anthrax. Dette initially temporarily replaced Benante in 2013 during Australia’s SoundWave festival, again for the Metal Alliance Tour and most recently the first […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Tis the time when everyone starts celebrating the best of the past year’s albums with a flood of “Best Of Lists”. But while 2013 was filled with great music, it also had plenty of shocking moments. While some brought joy and others brought dismay, these moments left a major impact in the metal community. With […]

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Kerry King And Tom Araya Give Conflicting Views On Slayer’s Future Without Jeff Hanneman

Posted by on June 24, 2013

Last week, part of Guitar World Magazine’s feature interview with the late Jeff Hanneman’s widow Kathryn was released, in which she admitted that she struggled to get him to attend therapy or rehab. Now more from Guitar World’s interviews with Hanneman’s bandmates have been released, and they are indeed quite revealing about the guitarist’s health […]

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Dave Lombardo Found Out Online That Slayer Replaced Him With Paul Bostaph

Posted by on May 31, 2013

Yesterday, Kerry King and Tom Araya announced that drummer Paul Bostaph would be rejoining Slayer on a full time basis. It shot down any fan’s hope that Dave Lombardo would return to Slayer (especially after the passing of Jeff Hanneman). And apparently, the online announcement was also Lombardo’s way of finding out he was officially […]

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Jeff Hanneman’s Official Cause Of Death Revealed, Slayer Issue Statement

Posted by on May 9, 2013

As the metal world continues to grieve the loss of Jeff Hanneman, an official cause of death has been released. It’s been confirmed that though the guitarist had been sidelined for over two years due to a Necrotizing fasciitis infection cause by a spider bite, Hanneman reportedly died from alcohol related cirrhosis. Some began to […]

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Slayer To Move Forward With European Tour Plans; Kerry King And Tom Araya Issue Statement

Posted by on May 9, 2013

It’s still hard to believe that guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away last week. And even though Hanneman has been absent from the road for the past two years now, many wondered what his death would mean for Slayer’s future. However, it looks as though Slayer will continue on with business (at least in regards to […]

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Kerry King Chimes In On Slayer’s Drummer And Recording Predicament

Posted by on March 2, 2013

Drummer Dave Lombardo’s fallout from Slayer has been well publicized. Now, with Slayer’s Australian tour sans-Lombardo well underway with Jon Dette filling in, guitarist Kerry King has had a fair amount to say about the band’s current predicament. During an interview with Soundwave TV, King had a lot to say regarding the turn of recent […]

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Jon Dette Explains How He Got The Fill-In Gig With Slayer And Anthrax

Posted by on February 26, 2013

Jon Dette might be one of the busiest guys in metal right now. Not only is he playing with Slayer in Australia (amidst a whole lot of drama), but he’s also filling in on drums for Anthrax…all on the same tour! Drama aside, those aren’t exactly easy jobs to do (let alone at the same […]

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What Does Slayer Look Like Playing With Only Two Original Members? Let’s Watch

Posted by on February 25, 2013

By now we’re all caught up on the drama that imploded last week surrounding Slayer and Dave Lombardo. And on Saturday (February 23), Slayer performed at Soundwave’s stop in Brisbane, Australia with Jon Dette on drums and Exodus’ Gary Holt continuing to fill in for Jeff Hanneman (who is still sidelined courtesy of a nasty […]

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Anthrax Perform First Show With Shadows Fall Guitarist, Streaming AC/DC Cover

Posted by on February 22, 2013

While their former guitarist now plays in Volbeat, Anthrax recruited Shadows Fall’s Jon Donais to fill in for their forthcoming tour plans. And last night (February 21), Donais made his live debut with the band at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane, Australia. The show also saw Anthrax performing with drummer Jon Dette (who is filling in […]

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