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EUROPEAN CARNAGE TOUR 2011 w/ Slayer and Megadeth

March 29th, 2011

SLAYER

The Old Ice Hall

The 17th of March 2011

Helsinki Finland

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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SLAYER AND ROB ZOMBIE TO BRING HELL ON EARTH TO NORTH AMERICA; The Two Metal Icons Will Together for the First Time in More than a Decade

March 28th, 2011
Slayer - North American Tour With Rob Zombie and Exodus

Slayer - North American Tour With Rob Zombie and Exodus

LOS ANGELES, CA – MONDAY, March 28, 2011 — Get ready for hell on earth, because for the first time since they tour together on Ozzfest 1999, Rob Zombie and Slayer are teaming up to hit the road, bringing a glorious purgatory to fans in 12 North American cities. The co-headline trek kicks off Wednesday, July 20 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1 at 10:00AM local time.  Tickets for all shows are available at the venues’ box office, and via the online outlets as listed below.

“We haven’t toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no less than ‘hell on earth,’” said Slayer’s Kerry King.  “Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning.  Bring your own body bag…”

“Total destruction on stage and off is what this combination promises,” states Zombie, “Seriously, how much more Hell could you ask for? The answer is none more Hell.”

Both Zombie and Slayer will present their full headline sets at every show, and both bands will close shows over the course of the tour.  San Francisco’s thrash-metal band Exodus has been confirmed to open all shows.

Slayer has been performing its classic 1990 Seasons In the Abyss album in its entirety over the past several months, but will instead draw from its entire 30-year catalogue for this tour’s setlist.

Never one to play it safe, Zombie will be bringing his legendary stage show out in full force. Audiences can expect an exploding non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off. This a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

Rob Zombie: With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”) and dozens of music videos under his belt, Zombie is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape.  For over 25 years his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently, his vision as a director and writer.  After the tour, Zombie will be starting production on his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem,” with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Slayer: The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the  four-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.

Dates for the Slayer and Rob Zombie tour are as follows:

JULY
20    Sovereign Center, Reading, PA - ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations
22    DTE Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI - ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations
23    Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA - ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations
24    Heavy T.O. at Downsview Park, Toronto, ON  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations
27    MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations
29    Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations
30    Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations
31    Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations

AUGUST
2    Save-On-Foods Memorial Center, Victoria, BC  Canada – SelectYourTickets.com
3    Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC  Canada - ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster locations
5     Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR – ComcastTix.com
6    WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA - ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations

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SLAYER Update – Gary Holt Continues To Replace Jeff Hanneman On European Carnage Tour

March 12th, 2011

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will continue to replace Jeff Hanneman on SLAYER’s European Carnage tour, which kicks-off this weekend in the Ukraine. Jeff Hanneman is still recovering and is feeling better already.

Gary Holt also replaced Jeff Hanneman on guitar on the band’s Australian shows ealier this month. Jeff is currently recovering from surgery after an arm infection due to a spider bite.

Further updates from Slayer to follow.

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Book of Historic Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Exodus; Bay Area Metal Photographs to Appear This Fall

March 4th, 2011
Book of Historic Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Exodus Photos Coming This Fall

Book of Historic Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Exodus Photos Coming This Fall 2011

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area metal photographers Brian Lew (Whiplash fanzine) and Harald “O.” Oimoen (D.R.I.) have joined forces to create the large-format hardcover photo collection MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Bay Area Bangers and the Birth of Thrash Metal. Coming this fall from Bazillion Points Books, this intense look at early hardcore headbangers features some of the first photos of the “Big Four” and their extended family of thrash metal bands. With hundreds of candid, live, and studio shots, Lew and Oimoen celebrate the unique wild-eyed spirit and atmosphere of the historic S.F. Bay Area heavy metal scene: pinpointing clubs (The Old Waldorf, The Stone, Ruthie’s Inn, The Omni); hangouts (The Record Vault, the infamous Metallica Mansion); and beloved local figures like fearless stage diver Toby Rage, manager Debbie Abono, and the unrivaled metal ringmaster Paul Baloff of Exodus.

 

Among the jaw-dropping moments in heavy metal history on display: Cliff Burton’s first rehearsal with Dave Mustaine-era Metallica; Kerry King of Slayer performing with early Megadeth; Metallica and Slayer’s first Bay Area shows; the first meeting of Slayer and Metallica; original uncropped prints of Possessed’s blood-spattered “Seven Churches” band photo shoot; some of the earliest photos of Vio-lence and Death Angel; Testament (then called Legacy) dressed in religious stage outfits; the crazed front row faces from legendary Ruthie’s Inn; and Metallica’s triumphant takeover of Day on the Green in 1985.

 

At roughly 300 pages, filled with unpublished images and rare flyers, this incredible visual time capsule stems from a friendship that started when Brian Lew and Harald O. first met as camera-wielding teenage metalheads. Both later contributed to Ron Quintana’s infamous Metal Mania fanzine.

 

Says Harald O.: “I am so psyched on getting these photos out there. The camaraderie and great friendships forged between all the bands and the fans was so cool-there literally wasn’t much distinction. Everybody was pals with everyone else, and it was a magical time to be a metalhead living in the Bay Area. People are gonna freak on what what we’re gonna show them. This is a dream come true!”

 

Says Brian Lew: “This will not be a history book, but rather a time machine back to the ‘bonded by blood’ days of the original Bay Area metal scene. Before they played the Bay Area, Slayer wore makeup onstage; after that first Bay Area show they never wore makeup again. This book will show people why.”

 

Murder in the Front Row: Bay Area Bangers and the Birth of Thrash Metal, by Brian Lew and Harald “O.” Oimoen. [ISBN 978-1-935950-03-5] Coming Fall 2011 from Bazillion Points Books, America’s smallest but heaviest book publisher.

 

http://www.murderinthefrontrow.com

 

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SLAYER Frontman “Suffering From Vertigo Due To Extreme Dehydration And Lack Of Rest”

March 1st, 2011
SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER - Tom Araya

According to a new Facebook posting by Sandra Araya, wife of SLAYER’s Tom Araya, the bassist/vocalist “was suffering from vertigo due to extreme dehydration and lack of rest,” which caused the cancelation of the band’s appearance at the Sydney, Australia stop of the Soundwave festival on Sunday, February 27.

 

She added: “Our doctor is in the process of getting the results on the test that were ran (major time zone difference and being the weekend has held up those results). Hopefully there will be nothing more to add after the results are returned.”

 

According to Soundwave Festival promoter AJ Madda Tom “will be OK” for the next Soundwave show in Melbourne on Friday, March 4th.

 

Slayer recently recruited Gary Holt from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS as a temporary fill-in in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt is accompanying Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) on their Australian Soundwave Festival tour, which kicked off on Saturday, February 26th in Brisbane.

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SLAYER – Tom Araya “Feeling Much Better”

February 28th, 2011
SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER - Tom Araya

SLAYER were forced to cancel yesterdays appearance at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia after singer Tom Araya had been hospitalized. Tom’s wife, Sandra Araya, now issued the following statement on her Facebook page:

 

“SPOKE WITH TOM =) He’s feeling much better! it will be a few days before test results come back… That’s all I can say for now! whoo hoo!”

 

“Tom does not have a ear infection! Not sure who came up with this, but it is not true… They are waiting on test results… If [the ear-infection explanation] is coming from the promoter, I am sure he is only saying what he was told!”

 

According to Soundwave Festival promoter AJ Madda Tom “will be OK” for the next Soundwave show in Melbourne on Friday, March 4th.

 

Slayer recently recruited Gary Holt from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS as a temporary fill-in in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt is accompanying Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) on their Australian Soundwave Festival tour, which kicked off on Saturday, February 26 in Brisbane.

 

Slayer’s setlist was as follows:

 

‘World Painted Blood’

‘Hate Worldwide’

‘War Ensemble’

‘Postmortem’

‘Payback’

‘Hallowed Point’

‘Americon’

‘Mandatory Suicide’

‘Temptation’

‘South Of Heaven’

‘Raining Blood’

‘Black Magic’

‘Angel Of Death’

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SLAYER Frontman Tom Araya Hospitalized, Today’s Sydney Show Canceled

February 27th, 2011

Slayerized.com has issued the following message:

“Tom Araya has been hospitalized after yesterdays show in Brisbane, Australia. Reports say that the hospital is keeping him in over the night. As a result of this Slayer’s appearance today at the Soundwave Festival has been cancelled. Why this has happened is not clear so far, rumors say it has to do with his surgery early last year, but these are only rumors. Keep checking back here!”

Needless to say, fans were NOT too happy (see the video from below). Watch this space for updates.

SLAYER, 22.06.2010. Sofia Rocks, powered by Sonisphere Festival

SLAYER, 22.06.2010. Sofia Rocks, powered by Sonisphere Festival

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big Four Show Announced For Germany

February 17th, 2011
The Big 4: METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX

The Big 4: METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX

METALLICA has issued the following update:

“If you’ve been following along, you know that the Big Four of ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ‘Tallica already have two shows scheduled in Europe in July… well, the party is expanding!

We’re here today to tell you about and addition to the European vacation with a show in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Veltins Arena on July 2nd, 2011. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 19th at 9:00 AM local time at www.eventim.de. MetClub members should check MetClub.com for more details on a special pre-sale for Clubbers only.

Yes, that headline said “shows” with an “s.” Keep watching here for a couple more announcements in the coming weeks.”

Speaking to Noisecreep’s Jon Wiederhorn, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine responds to the question: Why is there only one Big Four US show confirmed?

Says Mustaine: “That, I don’t know. But I do know this – and it’s not me speaking on behalf of any of the Big Four collectively or individually – it started off as one date before, and then it ended up being several. So I would say for people that pray, do so. For people that don’t, start.”

Read more on Mustaine’s chat with Noisecreep at this location.

The Big Four announced on January 25th that they will play one exclusive show on Metallica’s home turf on Saturday, April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA.

During an appearance on a recent edition of The Kevin & Bean Show on the Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ-FM (106.7), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explained why there is only one US show:

“Let’s take baby steps here. We did seven or eight dates last year, we’re doing one show in England and one show in France.

Listen, we don’t wanna cram this down people’s throats., we don’t wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don’t know what kind of response there’s gonna be to this in America, so we’re starting, obviously, without being disrespectful to the rest of the wonderful country…

We have a history in Southern California, Slayer has a history in Southern California, (Dave) Mustaine has a history in Southern California, so there’s a lot of history in California. And we picked the Coachella site where this is going down the week after the Coachella, which is probably – along with Bonnaroo – the favorite festival site to go to in North America.

If there is enough demand for it, obviously there’s a very strong possibility that there’ll be more shows, but we don’t wanna overextend the welcome and we also don’t wanna turn it into something that becomes just this whole nostalgia trip. So it’s a balancing act, you know.”

Listen to Ulrich’s appearance on The Kevin & Bean Show here.

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GARY HOLT OF EXODUS COMMENTS ON UPCOMING GUEST GUITARIST SLOT WITH SLAYER

February 16th, 2011
EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

As announced by SLAYER yesterday, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates.  He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26.

Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming stint as touring guitarist for one of metal’s most venerated bands:

“How can I put into words how excited I am to have been asked to play with SLAYER?  Hard to describe for sure.  Legendary band, check.  Old friends since the birth of thrash metal. Check.  Get to play ‘Angel Of Death’ live, priceless!  I’ll do my best to live up to the standard they’ve set for so many years, while we all wish Jeff a speedy return to health and his rightful place in SLAYER.”

SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman is currently recuperating at home after emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite.  He is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the SLAYER line-up as soon as he has fully recovered.

Log onto www.SLAYER.net for all of SLAYER’s tour dates.

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SLAYER Recruits EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT For Upcoming Tour

February 16th, 2011
EXODUS' Gary Holt to Appear at NAMM

EXODUS' Gary Holt

SLAYER has recruited Gary Holt from veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS to be SLAYER’s guest guitarist, temporary filling in for Jeff Hanneman who is currently recovering from surgery. Holt will immediately join Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums) for their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival tour that begins February 26.

Hanneman underwent emergency surgery on his right arm late last month after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite. He is now recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery. He will return to the SLAYER lineup as soon as he has fully recovered.

While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, an infection caused by bacteria. According to WebMD, necrotizing fasciitis can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles. The disease sometimes is called “flesh-eating” bacteria.

“Jeff is our brother, we’ve all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years,” said Araya, “so we just want him to completely recover as soon as possible.”

“After everything that happened last year,” King added, “we all agreed that we just can’t let our fans down again,” referring to Araya’s severe back and neck pain that prompted his January 2010 surgery, unfortunately leading to the band’s postponement or cancellation of numerous shows in 2009 and 2010. “Jeff is totally on board with this decision, so we will tour as planned. At this point, we can’t pinpoint exactly what day he’ll be back, but he’ll be back as soon as he possibly can. And we can’t wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road.”

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SLAYER’S Jeff Hanneman Hospitalized; Band To Bring On a Guest Guitarist for Upcoming Tour Dates

February 13th, 2011
Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of SLAYER, was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his band mates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo.

While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, and indicated it likely was rooted in a spider bite. The guitarist is now recuperating at home, has already begun the process of subsequent medical procedures including skin grafts, and is expected to make a full recovery.

In light of this situation and Slayer’s upcoming participation in the Australian Soundwave Festival tour that is set to kick off on February 26, the band has made the tough decision to play the dates without Hanneman, and will bring on a guest guitarist to fill in for him until such time as he has fully recuperated and is ready to return to the line-up. The band will announce details about the guest guitarist shortly.

“Jeff is our brother, we’ve all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years,” said Araya, “so we’re all just crushed by this.”

“After everything that happened last year,” King added, “we all agreed that we just can’t let our fans down again,” referring to Araya’s severe back and neck pain that prompted his January 2010 surgery, unfortunately leading to the band’s postponement or cancellation of numerous shows in 2009 and 2010. “So we will tour as planned. But I’ll tell you, we can’t wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road.”

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BIG4 Fans Pissed Off -What was thought to be a “tour” is ONE California show

January 25th, 2011

TheBig4 Facebook page has lit up with angry fan reaction today as what was assumed to be a tour so far appears to be one show.

Tickets available on Ticketmaster Friday January 28th at 10am PST!

From Metallica.com:

“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s Big 4 shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella Festival takes place the weekend before).

It’s true – this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 AM PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.

For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com”

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big 4 US Dates To Be Announced Soon

January 24th, 2011

Metal legends METALLICA have posted an image on their official website announcing the upcoming US leg of The Big 4 which will also feature SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX, collectively known as the Big Four of 1980s thrash metal. More details will be announced tomorrow, Jan 25th. A Fcebook page has been launched here.

No word yet on if this will be USA only dates or if there will be any Canadian appearances. Stay tuned for more details!

Big 4

Big 4

Big 4 - USA Flag

Big 4 - USA Flag

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SLAYER Guitarist Kerry King Performs ‘Raining Blood’ With Dave Lombardo’s PHILM; SLAYER RiB ESP Guitar!

January 9th, 2011

MetalAssault.com’s Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal has posted footage of SLAYER’s Kerry King performing ‘Raining Blood’ with drummer Dave Lombardo’s PHILM as part of the annual Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The show took place on January 8th. Check it out below.

As previously reported, back in 1986 Slayer released their landmark album Reign In Blood that helped shape the sound of metal for decades to come. 25 years later, it’s high time to give that album the credit it’s due, and ESP is doing just that with the limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar.

ESP - limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar

ESP - limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar

Limited to just 250 guitars worldwide, the LTD Slayer-2011 is highlighted with a custom graphic finish that employs elements of the cover artwork from the Reign In Blood album. Details include a special LTD headstock logo in Slayer’s distinctive typeface, pentagram-shaped neck inlays, and the Slayer logo inlaid near the 12th fret.

The guitar uses bolt-on construction, an alder body, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 24 XJ frets, a TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, and EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck) active pickups.

For more visit ESP Guitars at Espguitars.com.

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SLAYER & MEGADETH Announce European Carnage Tour

December 18th, 2010
SLAYER, MEGADETH Announce European Carnage Tour

SLAYER, MEGADETH Announce European Carnage Tour

SLAYER and MEGADETH are teaming up for the European Carnage Tour 2011 in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March

13 – Kiev, Ukraine – Expo

15 – Moscow, Russia – Olimpiski

16 – St Petersburg, Russia – Jubileeny

17 – Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall

19 – Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan

20 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

21 – Aarhus, Denmark – SCC

23 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest

24 – Bamberg, Germany – Stechert Arena

26 – Paris, France – Zenith

28 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera

29 – La Coruna, Spain – Coliseum

30 – Lisbon, Portugal – Pavilhao Atlantico

April

1 – Barcelona, Spain – St Jordi Club

3 – Rome, Italy – Atlantico

4 – Padova, Italy – Gran Teatro

6 – Zagreb, Croatia – Arena

7 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

8 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena

10 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena

11 – Lodz, Poland – Sportshall

13 – Basel, Switzerland – St Jakobshalle

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine revealed via his Twitter account recently that there are some major tour announcements forthcoming: “A huge announcement is coming for next summer in the States and in Europe and the UK. Just went through a couple weeks of hell arranging something special for summer. Stay tuned! We’re going to have some Big shows coming up.”

Take note of the word “Big” – alluding to the possibility that the aforementioned territories could see The Big Four of thrash metal – METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and Megadeth – back on the road.

Nothing has been officially confirmed.

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