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“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist

Slayer Cover Pantera Live with Phil Anselmo

Slayer Cover Pantera Live with Phil Anselmo

For his 45th birthday, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo joined Slayer onstage during their Heavy By the Sea Festival set in Athens, Greece, to cover the Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile.” Check out the video below. Happy belated Bday, Phil!  

Paul Bostaph Rejoins Slayer

Paul Bostaph Rejoins Slayer

Slayer has announced that former drummer Paul Bostaph will be rejoining the band, leaving Dave Lombardo officially out of the band. A statement from Slayer reads: “Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. He will be behind the drumkit beginning June […]

Memorial for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Set for May 23 in Hollywood

Memorial for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Set for May 23 in Hollywood

A public memorial event for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman has been set for Thursday, May 23, at the Hollywood Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Fans are invited to the event, which is free, on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according the band. Hanneman died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis. He was 49. The guitarist […]

Update: Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Memorial Event Planned

Update: Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Memorial Event Planned

Today, exactly a week after Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman died of liver failure at age 49, the band posted an update on the facts surrounding the guitarist’s death. The statement revealed Hanneman’s official cause of death: alcohol-related cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver. “While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent […]

2013 Golden Gods Fallen Heroes Video: Remembering the Rockers We Recently Lost

2013 Golden Gods Fallen Heroes Video: Remembering the Rockers We Recently Lost

The biggest names in hard-rock and heavy-metal gathered at Club Nokia in Los Angeles May 2, 2013, for the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show. During the event, Revolver paid tribute to some of the fallen heroes of the heavy-music community. Now you can watch the video below. Rest in peace.     Download […]

Rock World Reacts to Death of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Rock World Reacts to Death of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

An untold number of heavy metal artists and fans, many of whom are at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for tonight’s 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, instantly expressed their grief over Hanneman’s death via Twitter. As a tribute to the late guitarist, who died May 2, 2013, of liver failure, tonight’s Golden Gods show […]

Slayer Guitarist and Co-Founder Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Slayer Guitarist and Co-Founder Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Only two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and co-founder Jeff Hanneman died today, Thursday, May 2, of liver failure at a Southern California hospital.

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Photos: NAMM 2013

Photos: NAMM 2013

Recently, we posted photos from the NAMM 2013 pre-show and all-star jam; now here are pics from the convention proper. Musicians including Slayer, Megadeth, and Cannibal Corpse were spotted at NAMM. Check out the photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Stephanie Cabral.