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Shitty News of the Day: SLAYER’s Dave Lombardo To Be Replaced On Band’s Australian Tour 2013

February 21st, 2013

SLAYER05 CHICAGO TIM SHOCKLEY DIGITALSLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has issued the following statement regarding the band’s Australian Tour 2013:

“I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom (Araya) and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.
I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.

Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry (King) and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.

I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the three of us original Slayer members.

I look forward to seeing you in the future.”

Slayer as part of Soundwave 2013:

February
23 – Brisbane, Australia – RNA Showgrounds
24 – Sydney, Australia – Olympic Park
25 – Sydney, Australia – Big Top Luna Park *

March
1 – Melbourne, Australia – Flemington Racecourse
2 – Adelaide, Australia – Bonython Park
4 – Perth, Australia – Claremont Showground

* – Sidewave Show

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SLAYER’s Kerry King Talks About The Next Slayer Album!

February 2nd, 2013

SLAYER-0195On behalf of Samson, Eddie Trunk from That Metal Show and his Friday Night Rocks radio show in New York, spoke with SLAYER guitar legend Kerry King at winter NAMM 2013 and asked about the band’s long-awaited new studio album and the status of guitarist Jeff Hanneman who contracted necrotizing fasciitis in early 2011 (doctors say that it likely originated from a spider bite). Slayer’s last album was 2009’s World Painted Blood.

King on new material: “We have two songs that we completed last May and just need mixing. We have another that just needs vocals and leads and me and Dave (Lombardo) are working on a complete new one that we haven’t demoed. The whole hold-up now that seems to happen with every album we do is that Rick Rubin wants to change distributors. So we’re left in limbo until he lands somewhere. Realistically we are without a deal, but we plan on staying with Rick. When that gets settled we will start recording. I’m very comfortable saying that it will be out this year.”

Health status of Hanneman: “Not to sound weird, but when you get off tour, you scatter. And I don’t talk to him because I hate him, I don’t talk to him because I had enough of him! I don’t even talk to Tom (Araya). The only reason I talk to Dave is that we rehearse all the time. When I go off tour I just want to go chill and be Kerry, not Kerry King. From what I know he’s still trying to get basic in the game.”

So is Jeff part of the new Slayer album? “Not yet. I have enough material on my own if need be, but I’m open. If Jeff comes to the party with some new material, hell ya! I will play all the guitars. I’ve been playing all the guitars for years anyway, except for Jeff’s leads.”

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Jams SLAYER – Audio Surfaces

January 8th, 2013

MD has obtained rare audio of late great guitarist Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN) jamming at Z-rock radio station on Nov 1, 1990 in
Dallas, Texas. By request Dimebag cranks out some Slayer riffs and does not disappoint. You will also hear brother Dime take his stab at ZZ TOP
and MOTLEY CRUE.

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Mayhem Festival: Slayer / Motorhead / Anthrax Aug. 4, 2012 Scranton, PA

September 1st, 2012

Slayer / Motorhead / Anthrax

Mayhem Festival, Toyota Pavilion

Scranton, PA

August 4, 2012

 Review & photos by Infamousbutcher


Mayhem is a US metal festival sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink that has been around since 2008. It usually has a mix of current popular bands and some classic ones. One of the good things about Mayhem is that it always books large venues that are nearby for me, like Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. If there are bands playing that I love, I can hit multiple shows. This year’s version has metal heavyweights Slayer, Motorhead, and Anthrax, which are 3 of my all-time favorite bands. Therefore, in addition to this show in Scranton, I caught the Camden one the week before as well. Today marks my 12th Motorhead show, 9th Anthrax show, and 5th Slayer show and I intend to keep adding to those totals!
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Copenhell Festival 2012 at Refshaleoen Copenhagen, Denmark

August 14th, 2012

Copenhell Festival

Refshaleoen

Copenhagen

Denmark

15-16/6 – 2012

Live pictures and reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

 

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Here comes a review of the great Copenhell festival that took place during two slightly rainy days in the middle of June. Acts that performed included Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Immortal, Saxon, Gojira etc.. Lets take a closer look at what the festival had to bring…..

 

 

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012 – Tinley Park, IL USA July 21, 2012

August 12th, 2012

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL


SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX

Tinley Park, IL USA

July 21, 2012

Review and Photos by Tim Shöckley

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I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012 SLAYER – Performing ‘Reign in Blood’ @ Alexandra Palace

July 21st, 2012

I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012

SLAYER – Performing ‘Reign in Blood’

Alexandra Palace, London

25th May 2012

Review by Wolf Shankland

Photography by  Michelle Murphy



SLAYER!!! Ah the sound of excited metallers from all around the UK, and why the fuck not! This is “Slayer” only UK performance this year and as a bigger surprise they’ll be playing their entire Reign in Blood album! FUCKING EPIC!

But today is a beautiful day for it. Thank God for once the British weather has finally come through on this most prestigious day!
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New Audio Interview with Slayer’s Tom Araya

May 30th, 2012

A fresh audio interview with Slayer’s main man, TOM ARAYA, can be listened to below thanks to ROCKTUBE.

Tom talks about the band’s upcoming 2-track EP release.  Araya states, “We went in (to the studio) in April. They put together a bunch of songs… Kerry (King) put a bunch of songs together. I did vocals for two songs before I flew out here. We are in the process of finishing those up. Hopefully they’ll have them mixed and we should have something out by the end of summer.

SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER - Tom Araya

Slayer’s tour schedule can be found here.

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SLAYER Recording Vocals For New Two-Song EP

May 19th, 2012
SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER - Tom Araya

During a brand new interview with Greece’s Rock Overdose, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo revealed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a two-song EP, to be released later this year, possibly in time for their appearance at this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival . “Kerry and Tom are recording it right now; they are doing the vocals,” he said.

Lombardo previously stated about SLAYER’s new material, “[It sounds like] SLAYER. . . Traditional fans will be pacified and non-traditional fans will be like, ‘Again?'”

Speaking to U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, Kerry described the new SLAYER songs as “really refreshing and energetic.” He added, “One thing I can tell you is that the songs are shaping up in the classic SLAYER style. You won’t be hearing us doing acoustic stuff. [laughs]”

Kerry also said that he was hoping that Greg Fidelman, who co-produced 2009’s “World Painted Blood” with Rick Rubin, would be at the helm for the new album. “That’s the idea, anyway,” Kerry told Metal Hammer. “But it all depends on his availability. . . I don’t think we’ll spend long in the studio this time, either. We’re gonna do it old-school style and get things done fast.”

SLAYER will perform its classic 1986 album “Reign In Blood” in its entirety at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ second U.K. “I’ll Be Your Mirror” event, which is scheduled to take place the weekend of May 25-27 at Alexandra Palace, London, England.

SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been forced to sit the band’s forthcoming tour dates due to complications from a spider bite.

Hanneman contracted necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease, from a spider bite over a year ago.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will fill in for Hanneman on SLAYER’s summer tour, which begins at All Tomorrow’s Parties.

SLAYER’s latest album, “World Painted Blood”, sold 41,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Lombardo’s side project PHILM — which also features guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE) and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) — released its debut album, “Harmonic”, on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings.

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Jeff Hanneman sits out – Gary Holt in to tour with Slayer

May 1st, 2012

According to the official Slayer site :

Slayer fans everywhere – it’s time to let you know what is going on with our brother Jeff Hanneman.

As you know, Jeff was bitten by a spider more than a year ago, but what you may not have known was that for a couple of days after he went to the ER, things were touch-and-go. There was talk that he might have to have his arm amputated, and we didn’t know if he was going to pull through at all. He was in a medically-induced coma for a few days and had several operations to remove the dead and dying tissue from his arm. So, understand, he was in really, really bad shape. It’s been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he’s had several painful skin grafts, he’s been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm; but best of all, he’s been playing guitar. We were all excited when he joined us onstage for the encore a year ago at The Big Four show at Coachella. Since then, we’ve given him all the time and support he’s needed to continue his rehab so he can come back to the band fully recovered and able to deliver the kind of shows we all want him to. While Jeff’s been doing some writing and has been coming to rehearsal over the past several weeks, he has decided he needs to take more time to continue his rehab. While we want him back onstage with the band, all of us support his decision. So, we’re very grateful that Gary Holt will continue to fill in for Jeff, and will tour with us until Jeff completes his rehab and is ready to return. How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is ‘as long as it takes.’ We also wanted you to know that we’ve been doing some writing and recording for the next Slayer album – we’ve tracked a few songs, and will finish the album when we’re off the road later this year. Gary will join us on tour in Europe and the UK in May and June, and then we’ll all see you on this Summer’s Mayhem Festival.

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PHILM SIGN WITH IPECAC, ANNOUNCE MAY 15 RELEASE FOR DEBUT ALBUM “HARMONIC”

February 21st, 2012

LOS ANGELES TRIO FEATURES DAVE LOMBARDO (SLAYER), PANCHO TOMASELLI
(WAR) AND GERRY NESTLER (CIVIL DEFIANCE)


Photo credit: Cammy Kinney

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2012 – PHILM, the Los Angeles power trio featuring Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, War’s Pancho Tomaselli and Gerry Nestler of Civil Defiance, have signed to Ipecac Recordings and will release their debut album, Harmonic, on May 15.

“When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to Slayer’s sound,” explains Lombardo. “They couldn’t be more different. I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent of the drummers from the late ’60s that influenced me. Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as ‘rhythmic emotion.” It’s almost like taking all the heavy songs of the ’60s and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today.”

“We decided to record Harmonic in the intimate setting of a home, with various vintage recording equipment. ” says Lombardo on the band’s debut album. “The music was written collectively in an improvisational manner, unlike the majority of recordings I’ve done before. This was very important given this is my first recording where I’m carrying the title of Producer and performer. The album achieves a dense, unholy convergence of tones and discords. We also touch on haunting, desolate, ambient sounds. Our music tends to be written in a manner where we never know the outcome until we listen back to what we recorded. A Harmonic journey.”

A highly anticipated release, PHILM officially took form in late 2010 with a handful of tour dates and an early four-song demo that quickly began to make the rounds of in-the-know music critics. Noisecreep said the band “has crafted a crunchy, thrashy, yet thoroughly unclassifiable sound” and the OC Weekly said of the trio: “PHILM’s ability to melt down metal influences and mix them with the elements of funk, ambient jazz and punk… is potent and has left audiences wondering how so much noise could emanating from just three musicians.”

Harmonic track listing:

1. Vitriolize
2. Mitch
3. Hun
4. Area
5. Way Down
6. Harmonic
7. Exuberance
8. Sex Amp
9. Amoniac
10. Held in Light
11. Dome
12. Killion
13. Mezzanine
14. Mild
15. Meditation

PHILM’s next show is Apr.28 at The Ruby Room in San Diego with more tour dates to be announced soon.

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The 5th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup

January 25th, 2012

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE UP

MAIN STAGE Artists include:

SLIPKNOT

 SLAYER

A Very Special Guest to Be Announced on March 5, 2012

And a Rotation of:

AS I LAY DYING

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

ASKING ALEXANDRIA

ANTHRAX WILL HEADLINE THE UPGRADED JAGERMEISTER STAGE

 

WORLD’S LARGEST TOURING HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR FIFTH YEAR

 

GET OFF YOUR ASS PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

 

HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON JUNE 30, 2012

 

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival is back for its fifth year, assaulting the senses of United States heavy metal music fans. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is proud to announce this summer’s artists. The main stage will be our strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.  In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the JAGERMEISTER STAGE will feature a special headline set by metal masters ANTHRAX supported by a rotation of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA, along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we’d be back. Now, you know we’re coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can’t wait to see the states again from behind a mask.

 

Slipknot’s, Clown statesSlipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.

Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can’t wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it’s gonna be brutal!!! You can’t go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!

The 5th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, on select dates.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Live Nation, and Creative Artists Agency.  The team has made the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the title sponsor.

“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2012,” states tour producer John Reese. “The fifth year of Rockstar Mayhem Festival will have a massive lineup that will set heavy music fans ears blazing!”

“Some years it all comes together, from top to bottom and this years ROCKSTAR MAYHEM lineup is going to bring it!” adds tour producer  Kevin Lyman.

In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.  Artists who have performed on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL have included hard music legends SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MASTODON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KINGDOM OF SORROW, DETHKLOK and many more.  All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.

See below for all current tour dates.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012 TOUR DATES:

June
30 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

July
1 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
3 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
4 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
8 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
10 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
11 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
13 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
14 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
15 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
20 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
21 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
22 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
25 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
27 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
29 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

August
1 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
3 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
4 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
5 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

 

For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

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SLAYER’s Dave Lombardo Praises MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW Bay Area Thrash Metal Photo Book: “The True Essence of Thrash Metal”

November 3rd, 2011
Murder in the Front Row

Murder in the Front Row

Dave Lombardo, legendary drummer of SLAYER, has responded with an early reaction to dozens of early photos of his band in the upcoming photo book Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew.

Lombardo says: “Murder in the Front Row captures the true essence of thrash metal in its embryonic stage. These photographs take me on a tour down memory lane, bringing back many laughs, and causing comments like, ‘I don’t remember that!'”

Coming in December from Bazillion Points Books, Murder in the Front Row is a spectacular large-format 272-page view inside “the metal scene that banged those heads that did not bang.” Murder in the Front Row includes over 400 early color and black-and-white photos of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Possessed, Death Angel, Legacy/Testament, Vio-lence, D.R.I., Blind Illusion, Forbidden, and many others. The book will be available December 2011, wherever books and sold, and is available for preorder now with a limited two-sided exclusive poster-size dustjacket at this location:

http://www.murderinthefrontrow.com

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FUN FUN FUN FEST ANNOUNCES THEIR FINAL LINE-UP SCHEDULE FOR THE FESTIVAL AND AFTER-SHOWS

October 20th, 2011

FFFF6 Set To Pack the Weekend from Day to Night with Performances from Acts Ranging from Public Enemy to Slayer and Passion Pit. 

Fun Fest 2011

AUSTIN, TX (October 18, 2011) – Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the final lineup with set times happening November 4th – November 6th, 2011 at Auditorium Shores. They have also solidified their FFF Nites aftershow lineup, which will be free to FFFF 6 ticket holders based on capacity and type of ticket.

Times for the festival will begin Friday at noon and go until 9:45 pm each night. Each of the four stages will be billed with artists from various genres like Lykke Li, M83, Girls, Passion Pit, Slayer, Major Lazer, Odd Future and comedy routines from Donald Glover, Reggie Watts, Anarchy Championship Wrestling as well as a special performance from Henry Rollins.

FFF NITES is specifically curated to be an extension of the fest itself, and allow for the Fun Fun Fun experience to continue after the park closes. There will be shows featuring Ty Segall, Dead Confederate, Dom and Royal Bangs as well as DJ sets from Syd The Kyd (OFWGKTA), Neon Indian, and Passion Pit among others. FFFF 6 bands Grimes, Cold Cave, Mates of State, The Oh Sees and many more will all be playing as well.

All shows are happening at classic Red River venues like The Mohawk, Red 7, Beerland, Beauty Bar, ND, The Parish and Empire Automotive, transforming one of Austin’s favorite districts into the nighttime version of Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Please check below for lineup details for both day and night shows. In other fest news, Fun Fun Fun Fest announced today that the Boxer Rebellion has canceled their US tour due to a family emergency and will not be appearing at FFFF 6. Also, Slayer has moved to the Orange Stage for bigger production, lights, and full force legendary metal experience.

When asked about this announcement, FFF Founder Graham Williams said, “Its exciting to be announcing our first ever 3 full day schedule times in conjunction with the first ever free FFF Nites for our ticket holders. Once again, we are keeping things fresh and trying new ideas. That is what we are known for, and this is no different. Our goal is to keep things fun and to consistently deliver a unique and memorable experience every time fans come to this festival. In fact, we even have a few more surprises next week. Good times, good times.”

Go to www.funfunfunfest.com for updates and to purchase tickets. You can follow the fest on Twitter @funfunfunfest for up-to-the-minute news, ticket giveaways, or you can become a Fun Fun Fun Homie on Facebook @ facebook.com/funfunfunfest.

Fun Fun Fun Fest would like to thank you to all of the partners who help make the festival possible, including Heineken Light, Stanley-PMI, smart, PlayStation, Music Unlimited, Incase, Chrome, Honest Tea, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Sailor Jerry, Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, and many more.

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SLAYER Perform ‘Overkill’ At ‘Big Four’ Show In NYC

September 15th, 2011

The “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played their second-ever U.S. show earlier tonight (Wednesday, September 14) at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City.

The highly anticipated onstage performance of the “Big Four” bands at the same time happened near the end of METALLICA’s set, between “Enter Sandman” and “Battery”. Members of ANTHRAX, SLAYER, MEGADETH and EXODUS (whose guitarist, Gary Holt, is still filling in for an ailing Jeff Hanneman of SLAYER) joined METALLICA on stage for a cover of MOTÖRHEAD’s “Overkill” before METALLICA ended the night with “Seek & Destroy”.

Video footage of the “Overkill” performance can be seen below.

 

 

METALLICA’s setlist was as follows:

 

01. Creeping Death

02. For Whom The Bell Tolls

03. Fuel

04. Ride The Lightning

05. Fade To Black

06. Cyanide

07. All Nightmare Long

08. Sad But True

09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

10. Orion

11. One

12. Master Of Puppets

13. Blackened

14. Nothing Else Matters

15. Enter Sandman

 

Encore:

 

16. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD cover) (w/ members of SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and EXODUS)

17. Battery

18. Seek & Destroy

Photo  courtesy of Metallica.com

Photo courtesy of Metallica.com

The first U.S. “Big Four” concert took place on April 23 in Indio, California.

 

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com after the Indio show that there was a possibility of gigs in the South and Midwest, although he doubted a full tour would happen.

The all-day event in Indio featured the so-called “Big Four” bands of the Eighties thrash metal scene performing together on a U.S. stage for the first time ever in their 30-year careers.

A series of similar shows last summer in Europe was wildly popular, leading to demand for a U.S. version. The “Big Four” package also played several more European dates this past July.

All four bands were presented with awards for sales of a hundred thousand copies of a “Big Four” live DVD which was released late last year.

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