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Slayer’s Tom Araya alleges conspiracy on vanished photo

Posted by on January 25, 2017

We recently noticed Kirk Hammett’s Twitter outburst that began on Saturday (21). Looking at his account again, you will see his opinions are still there. In fact, outlooks from various political viewpoints remain untouched on social media. However, not so much for Slayer, according to vocalist/bassist Tom Araya. On Friday (20), Araya said he’d posted a photoshopped image on […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Slayer, Anthrax members cover Bryan Adams, because Canada

Posted by on September 14, 2016

If you’re a fan of classic thrash metal, you’ve probably already made plans to attend this Fall’s Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel tour, which kicked off this past Friday. Yesterday (13), the tour hit Montreal, and perhaps to pay tribute to their Canadian brother Bryan Adams, the bands were dicking around at soundcheck. As a […]

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End of an era? Slayer, Megadeth contemplate retirement

Posted by on August 8, 2016

We all know how terrible 2016 has been for the rock and metal community and, aside from the losses of notable musicians like David Bowie, Prince, Rainbow’s Jimmy Bain, the Eagles’ Glenn Frey or former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, there’s also other aspect that many other artists are facing, and that’s retirement. As hasbeen the case with some […]

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Stage Rage: Tom Araya and Corey Taylor eject hecklers from their shows

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Recording videos during shows is frowned upon by many who are bothered by the blocked view they get, but those videos have been helpful to point out some of the peculiarities happening at some concerts. Just in the past week, we have seen videos of bands calling out annoying or downright disrespectful attendees for doing something […]

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Members of Slayer, Lamb of God, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria to star in two completely separate films

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Late last year, some Kiwis decided to release the comedy horror flick Deathgasm which was centered on a group of metalheads fighting zombies and it was actually really good, by our own account, and well received by the media. Someone (aka Sumerian Record founder Ash Avildsen) must have thought that there’s a hole in the market that metal-related […]

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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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Tom Araya’s daughter defends him on Reddit, says new Slayer is “eh”

Posted by on November 6, 2015

Last year for Father’s Day, I Heart Radio posted an old meme of the Araya family at the Grammys with the caption “You could be in Slayer and your teenage daughter will still think you’re lame.” In the pic, the rest of the family is smiling as Tom Araya throws the horns, and his daughter Ariel […]

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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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