Slayer have announced they’ll be performing an “old school” set during their upcoming fall tour. Slayer — vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt (who’s still filling in for the late Jeff Hanneman) have been rehearsing many of the band’s classic songs, all of which were written and released […]
Check out Slayer’s entire set from this year’s Rock in Rio festival, which took place September 22 in Brazil. Best of all, it’s totally pro-shot and looks and sounds amazing. The band’s entire two-hour set can be viewed below. Enjoy!
“I have two main passions in life: writing dark fiction and writing heavy music” Jeremy Wagner says. As the founding guitarist and lyricist of Broken Hope, Wagner is doing the latter. Here, he gives Revolver his top five songs with riffs “that will punch you in the face.” Broken Hope is about to release Omen […]
Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years. The five-week-plus trek will kick off October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, […]
This fall, Slayer will headline shows at two venues it hasn’t played in 25 years — the Hollywood Palladium on October 28 and New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 27. Gojira and 4ARM will support. Registered Slayer Fan Club members will receive an email offering them “first-access” to buy tickets through a […]
Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]