Posts Tagged ‘SLAYER’
August 28th, 2015
July 26th, 2015
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va., July 24, 2015
Text and photos by Peter Atkinson
By the time the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival limped its way into Northern Virginia there wasn’t anything terribly festive about it. Indeed it felt more like epic fail than anything else, especially when one looked around the grounds of the unfortunately named Jiffy Lube Live and saw not only an empty lawn, but an empty third tier of “shed” seats, a mostly empty second tier and a front section that was maybe two-thirds full.
I felt bad for the main acts, Slayer and King Diamond, both of whom killed it. They certainly would have been better served by playing full theaters instead of desolate amphitheaters on this tour, especially given the rag-tag support cast that made up much of the rest of the bill.
June 20th, 2015
SLAYER announced the final track listing for their new album, Repentless, due out on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders for the album are now available on the Nuclear Blast Webstore: http://nblast.de/SlayerRepentlessNB.
Below is the track listing for Repentless:
SLAYER’s Repentless will be available in a wide array of formats, as detailed below:
SLAYER – REVEAL REPENTLESS ALBUM ARTWORK; TITLE TRACK TO GET DIGITAL GLOBAL RELEASE FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH!
June 16th, 2015
Today, SLAYER unveil the album artwork for their 11th studio album, Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band’s Tom Araya and Kerry King.
“We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork,“ said Araya. “And we felt Marcelo’s was the best. We made some suggestions and the result is an awesome album cover.“
The band also announces that the album’s title and first official track will be available digitally virtually everywhere (Amazon, iTunes, Google) around the globe this Friday, June 19.
“’Repentless’ is my Jeff tribute,“ said SLAYER’s Kerry King. “I call it the ‘HannemAnthem.’ It’s my perspective of Jeff’s perspective, it’s what I think…if Jeff wrote a song for himself “Repentless“ would be it.“
June 1st, 2015
With the title and release date just announced for SLAYER’s Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever – literally – Repentless, Metal Eagle Edition. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15″ X 17″ X 3″ and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus exclusive bonus content to be detailed soon. The limited (only 3000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mail-order online stores. Pre-orders are available now, so log onto http://nblast.de/SlayerRepentlessEagle for purchasing info.
The highly-anticipated Repentless is SLAYER’s 11th studio album, the first since 2009’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood and the first with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Slipknot, Soundgarden). The band – Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitar, Paul Bostaph/drums, and EXODUS/SLAYER touring guitarist Gary Holt, who recorded lead guitar parts for about a half-dozen of the album’s new tracks – started recording Repentless in March 2014, and made the track “Implode” available as a free download in April of that year. The band and Date continued to record between September 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Studios in Los Angeles. For the album, “Implode” was completely re-recorded from the ground up, and “When The Stillness Comes,” used as an instrumental track in a Scion commercial, got a revamped intro and all new vocals.
April 21st, 2015
Slayer – bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date – has completed recording what is one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Slayer’s 11th studio album and the band’s first new effort since 2011’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood. The currently untitled album is expected out later this year, and will be released on Slayer’s own as yet unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast).
Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer’s Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several “An Evening With…” Slayer-only concerts. The confirmed itinerary is below.
April 16th, 2015
Today, Nuclear Blast posted a brand new Slayer song from their upcoming album. “When The Stillness Comes” starts with evil clean guitar and builds up nicely. The only thing missing from the song is a guitar solo!?!
This is the second track that has been shared from Slayer’s upcoming 11th album. The first was the song “Implode”.
Listen to “Implode” below:
April 13th, 2015
The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival enters its eighth year with another fantastic heavy metal and hard rock lineup, featuring 13 bands performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and the Victory Records Stage.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will feature some of the most ground-breaking heavy bands of all time, spanning the originating years of heavy metal to today! The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records Stage will feature headliner Whitechapel as well as Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.
Kerry King, guitarist of Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage headliners Slayer states, “I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States – NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.”
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage performer and heavy metal hellion King Diamond states, “This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage – it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I’m not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around “Dreams of Horror”. The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You’re all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!”
“It has been eight years and it feels like it started just yesterday. We are so excited about this year’s lineup and having the mighty Slayer back in support of a new album. In addition, the first time for King Diamond and Hellyeah will be awesome, as well as The Devil Wears Prada’s first time on the Main Stage. The Victory Stage has amazing bands and will play throughout the day. Heavy music is thriving in America and we are excited to be a part of it,” state John Reese and Kevin Lyman, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival producers.
Tickets for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival go on sale beginning April 17th at 10 AM local time. Please note – Houston, TX tickets go on sale on April 24th at 10 AM local time. General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 hours of onsale (while supplies last).
The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
February 18th, 2015
“When The Stillness Comes,” the first new track from Slayer in nearly a year, will be available as part of Record Store Day on April 18, it is announced today by Slayer and Nuclear Blast. The song, accompanied by a live recording of “Black Magic,” from the band’s 1983 album Show No Mercy and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air Festival, will be available as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), 7-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stories worldwide. Log onto www.recordstoreday.com for the list of stores.
Side A: “When the Stillness Comes”
Side B: “Black Magic”
Slayer – Tom Araya, Kerry King and Paul Bostaph – recorded “When The Stillness Comes” last year in Los Angeles with producer Terry Date. Currently, the band is in the final stages of recording what will be its first new album since 2009’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, which is expected out later this year.
Slayer / Suicidal Tendencies / Exodus, The Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, PA, November 26, 2014
December 8th, 2014
Slayer / Suicidal Tendencies / Exodus
The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 26, 2014
Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf
December 4th, 2014
Tom Araya of Slayer gave an extended interview for the Scion AV All Purpose Show. Host Prince Paul spoke with the soft-spoken bassist and vocalist of the band that Araya says started out wanting to be “the heaviest and the fastest” around.
For over 30 years Slayer has been attracting passionate fans, and he begins his talk with Paul discussing his thoughts on the phenomenon of Slayer tattoos. Araya continues on, describing the group’s humble beginnings self-funding the sessions to record their music, to their years of collaboration with producer Rick Rubin, to their current state where they can record a new album when they feel like it. But despite the changes in their circumstances, when Slayer plays live, the goal remains to blow every other band off the stage—as they’re still doing on their current Scion-sponsored tour of North America.
Look out for more in-depth interviews from the latest episode of the Scion AV All Purpose Show this week. Also below check out the Scion x Slayer Driven video where Tom Araya and Kerry King take you to the ESP Guitar facility, a snake warehouse and studio tour.
October 30th, 2014
It appears an old life maxim has just been re-written. Good things come to those who spill their creative guts, not those who wait.
Example: Los Angeles-based SLAYER fan Jake. In a truly ingenious effort to raise money for SLAYER tickets by offering to sell his 1997 Ford Escort LX, Jake and his friends filmed a spoof of Lincoln’s recent Matthew McConaughey commercial and released it on YouTube on Monday.
Today, three days and over 61,000 views later, SLAYER’s Tom Araya took time off from his studio sessions to respond toJake’s Hail Mary throw.
Watch Tom’s video response on SLAYER’s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T94uaZfyxG0&feature=youtu.be.
July 25th, 2014
SLAYER HAS COPIED W.A.S.P. FOR THEIR ENTIRE CAREER.
THE TOP TEN.
Over the years I have spent (wasted?) lots of time looking at album covers and comparing bands that I enjoy. I noticed a distinct pattern of W.A.S.P doing something and then later Slayer doing something extremely similar. Coincidence or rip-off? Let’s examine the evidence. Enjoy this feature. PS. Please read my disclaimer below…
July 14th, 2014
Hellfest Festival 2014
@ Clisson, France
20th-22nd June 2014
Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs & Graham Hilling