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Dave Lombardo says Slayer’s Tom Araya “has been wanting to retire when I was in the band”

Posted by on September 18, 2019

Drummer Dave Lombardo was the latest guest on Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast and expressed how Slayer frontman Tom Araya wanted to retire six years ago when he was still behind the kit. “Apparently, from what I hear. Tom has been wanting to retire when I was in the band — he wanted to stop. […]

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Philip H. Anselmo pens theme song for Tom Araya in ‘Hair Metal Shotgun Zombie Massacre’

Posted by on February 9, 2019

Philip H. Anselmo released a new track on Friday (8th) inspired by Slayer frontman Tom Araya. ‘Tom Araya Theme Song’ was, like its name suggests, written as theme song to accompany Araya’s part in the upcoming film Hair Metal Shotgun Zombie Massacre. The song premiered in a new teaser trailer for the film. Says Director […]

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Even my Mom Likes Slayer… sort of

Posted by on January 23, 2018

There’s a reason why most of the Metal Insider crew was taken aback when Slayer revealed their next tour would be their last. Whatever your thoughts are about their catalogue or wherever you’d rank them amongst the Big 4, Slayer is truly a larger than life band. Simply play the first few seconds of any […]

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Watch Slayer cover ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin during soundchecks

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Slayer might be the most fearsome of the Big Four, but they’ve gotta soundcheck too. Instead of busting out songs they’ve been playing for over 30 years, they appear to enjoy busting out some classic rock covers. One of the perks of their VIP packages is allowing fans to attend their soundchecks, and while Kerry […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya ponders Slayer as a business, wishes he could’ve done more for Hanneman

Posted by on July 25, 2017

This past Sunday (23), Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People conducted an interview with Slayer frontman Tom Araya at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. The California thrash legends released their overall twelfth studio album Repentless back in 2015, a follow up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. It’s the first album released following Jeff Hanneman’ […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya calls America a nation of crybabies, said he was trolling with Trump pic

Posted by on April 17, 2017

We’ll cut right to the chase here and address the headline: in an interview with a Chilean radio station, Slayer’s Tom Araya says the following:  “That’s what America has become. It’s become a bunch of people that… because they didn’t get their way, they’re mad. I shared a picture that I thought was funny. They […]

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Slayer discusses gun control and Trump in new video series Noisey Shreds

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Vice’s music portal Noisey just launched their first episode of “Noisey Shreds,” a video series involving it’s journalists traveling around the world interviewing their favorite bands. The first video features Kim Kelly talking to Slayer at the San Diego Comic Con last summer. And while the filming took place before President Trump stepped into office, it didn’t […]

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Tom Araya’s bloodline, Ariel, defends dad about internet comments

Posted by on January 30, 2017

  Slayer’s political beliefs took center stage last week when Tom Araya alleged conspiracy after the disappearance of a photoshopped image featuring the classic Slayer lineup with President Donald Trump on their Instagram account. Ultimately, the band reached out to Rolling Stone, stating it was Araya’s post, not the bands. The  band told the magazine that they do […]

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Kerry King responds to Slayer’s Trump post

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Earlier this week, Slayer were forced to state that they didn’t have any official political stance after an Instagram post put up on their page by Tom Araya that photoshopped President Trump into an early picture of them. It was taken down, apparently by the band, and he put it up again thinking there might […]

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As backlash grows, Slayer explain disappearing Instagram post

Posted by on January 26, 2017

If you believe what you read, when Slayer aren’t on the road with each other, they’re very much doing their own thing. Tom Araya is a Christian man that enjoys being with his kids. That separation might begin  to explain why the band members might not communicate with each other so well. It would also […]

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