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Slayer To Embark On Their Final World Tour

It's been more than three decades but the end is nigh for Slayer as they prepare to embark on their last ever world tour. Dates for the first North American leg of their tour are...

Slayer Film New Video At Former Manson Family Jail

The Repentless promo was shot at the notorious Sybil Brand Institute, which closed in 1997 due to earthquake damage. As well as Trejo, the video, which chronicles a bloody prison riot, features...

Slayer Heading To The Smithsonian

The rockers star in a short film called Slayer and the Origins of Thrash, with bandmembers Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt discussing the band's formation in the early days...

Jeff Hanneman's Guitars To Be Sold Off

The guitarist passed away in 2013 at the age of 49, and he left behind a collection of rare and customised instruments. The axes are now being sold off by his estate...

Tom Araya Takes Aim At Cyberbullies

Slayer frontman Tom Araya has issued a public warning to a group of "cyberbullies" after discovering they targeted his wife in an online hate campaign.The rocker was furious when he found his partner Sandra had...

Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

Metallica have vowed to return to the UK ''very soon''.The heavy metal rockers closed the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, East England last night (06.07.14) and enjoyed that performance, and their headline slot at...

Stars Abandon Turkey Shows Amid Protests

A growing number of artists including Lana Del Rey, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Bryan Ferry and Slayer have axed gigs in Turkey amid growing political unrest in the country.Protests broke out in Istanbul last month...

Iron Maiden Win At Kerrang! Awards

Iron Maiden received the Inspiration award at the Kerrang! Awards last night (13.06.13).The heavy metal band - made up of Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain and Janick Gers- picked up...

Bandmates And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Late Jeff Hannemann

Over a week after Jeff Hannemann’s death on May 2, his bandmates from Slayer remember the late guitarist in statements, published on the band’s website. On Thursday, the band’s other members, Tom Arraya and Kerry...

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannemann Did Not Die Because Of Deadly Spider Bite

The coroner’s report has revealed some new information about the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Namely, it wasn’t the flesh-eating disease he got from a spider bite a couple years back that killed him....

What Was Behind The Death Of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannenman?

Metal legend, neigh God, Jeff Hannenman inexplicably died earlier this week after succumbing to complications with his liver, but what was was really behind his untimely demise? The answer is actually as metal as you'd...

Tributes Pour In For Dead Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died, aged just 49. Hanneman was one of the founding members of the game-changing heavy metal group and his death has been marked with an outpouring of tributes from the...

Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Dead At 49: Guitarist Dies Of Liver Failure

Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman is dead at 49 after suffering liver failure. The revered musician died on Thursday (May 2, 2013) at the Hemet Valley Medical Center near his home in South California's...

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannerman Dies Of Liver Failure

Jeff Hannerman, the guitarist for legendary metal band Slayer, died yesterday, May 2, at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern California. The reported cause of death was liver failure, according to Billboard....

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died after suffering liver failure. He was 49.The founding member of the band passed away in California on Thursday (02May13).A statement from the group's publicist reads, "Slayer is devastated to...

Dave Lombardo Replaced On Slayer Tour After Spat With Bandmates

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has been replaced on the band's upcoming Australian tour after taking issue with his meagre pay cheque.The heavy metal group is set to kick off its trek Down Under in Brisbane...

Slayer Guitarist Can't Stop Writing Riffs

Slayer's Kerry King writes new riffs every time he picks up a guitar.The 'Reign in Blood' musician has been playing for over 30 years, and never finds it hard to write new tracks for his...

Slayer Launch Red Wine

Heavy rockers Slayer have launched their own brand of red wine.The Cabernet Sauvignon, called Reign In Blood, has a "tough and uncompromising taste" and is currently only on sale in Sweden and online. The Slayer...

Foo Fighters Awarded As The Grammys Start To Sparkle

The 54th Grammy Awards are well under way at the Staples Centre and the main section of tonight's ceremony is taking place, with Foo Fighters taking home another of the major awards being given out...

Slipknot Singer Blasts Rick Rubin

Slipknot's Corey Taylor has blasted "overrated" and "overpaid" producer Rick Rubin. The group worked with Rick on their 2004 album 'Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses)', but despite his being widely regarded as one of the...

Tom Araya Wants Immortal Music

Tom Araya wants Slayer's music to become immortal.The group's bassist and vocalist believes it's important to produce albums that will live forever and be passed on from generation to generation.He said: "I think if the...

Metallica And The Big 4 Open Soniphere

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax appeared on stage together in England last night (08.07.11). The 'Big 4' of heavy metal joined forces at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, Southern England, to play a cover of...

Tom Araya To Be Honoured In Chile

Slayer star Tom Araya is to be honoured with the key to the Chilean city where he was born.The frontman was born in Vina del Mar, but left with his parents when he was five....

Metallica To Work With Rick Rubin On Next Album

Metallica will work with "zen guru" Rick Rubin on their next album. The heavy metal group made their most well received record in years, 2008s 'Death Magnetic', with the producer and bassist Robert Trujillo is...

Metallica Close 'The Big 4'

Metallica wowed fans this weekend with a historic uniting of the most significant bands in heavy metal. Metallica took the main headline slot at the 'Big 4' festival, which was held at the Empire Polo...

Bad Religion Added To Sonisphere Festival

Bad Religion and Cavalera Conspiracy are among 28 acts added to the bill for Sonisphere festival.The bands will join headliners Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot on the bill for the three day...

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