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Tag Archives: Kerry King

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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Rick Rubin talks about working with Slayer, Danzig, Kerry King’s dislike of Beastie Boys

Posted by on February 11, 2016

Given the body of work he’s amassed already, not to mention his long, flowing gray beard, it’s hard to imagine that Rick Rubin is only 52 years old. In his 32 years of producing, he cofounded Def Jam, then American Recordings and he produced everything from Slayer’s Reign in Blood to Adele and Johnny Cash. On the eve […]

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Kerry King surprised it took this long for terrorists to attack rock concert

Posted by on November 28, 2015

First of all, if you haven’t gotten to see Eagles of Death Metal’s wrenching interview with Vice, you should do that right now. It’s hard to watch, yet strangely positive despite that. In the wake of the attacks, some musicians are being asked their thoughts on the Paris attacks, the most serious of which took […]

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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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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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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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Slayer already have six new songs recorded

Posted by on July 31, 2015

Slayer’s been in the news a lot lately, but less about their forthcoming album, Repentless, and more about guitarist Kerry King’s thoughts on the Mayhem Festival and its cofounder, Kevin Lyman. He’s really beginning to sound like a broken record, and at the very least, he should’ve maybe waited until the tour was over to run […]

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HELLYEAH’s frontman says all bands on Mayhem Festival are “awesome”

Posted by on July 30, 2015

The controversial and chaotic Mayhem festival has been the favorite topic everywhere for a while. To recap everything it has happened really quick: the festival co-founder called the current metal scene “gray, bald, and fat”; Kerry King, guitarist for one of the headliners of the festival called him a “douche” for saying that; King then […]

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Mayhem co-founder John Reese pens open letter about this year’s festival

Posted by on July 29, 2015

With 2015’s Mayhem Festival wrapping up this Sunday, it will bring an end to not just the festival, but the discussion that’s gone on around it. As a refresher, co-founder Kevin Lyman, hastily said a thing or two about the fest and the state of metal that he publicly apologized for. Then Slayer’s Kerry King […]

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