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KERRY KING TALKS ABOUT SLAYER’S “THE VINYL CONFLICT”

November 15th, 2010
Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Los Angeles, CA – MONDAY, November 15, 2010 — Counting down to the band’s 30th anniversary, Slayer’s Kerry King sat down and talked about “The Vinyl Conflict,” the band’s high-end, limited edition vinyl box set that was just released.  Representing Slayer’s entire American Recordings catalogue, “The Vinyl Conflict” begins with 1986’s genre-defining “Reign In Blood,” and goes all the way up to the band’s most recent release, 2009’s “World Painted Blood.”  It’s the musical history of Slayer all in one uber-cool box, and on this video clip, King shares a few memories about all ten of the releases.

Check it out below or here  http://tiny.cc/55yeq


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SLAYER TO RELEASE NEW SONG ON LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH SINGLE

October 28th, 2010
Slayer - 7inch red vinyl single

Slayer - 7inch red vinyl single

Los Angeles, CA – October 28, 2010 — Wrapping up one of the most memorable years of the band’s career, SLAYER will make available a previously unreleased track, “Atrocity Vendor,” as part of a special limited-edition 7-inch single.  Written by Kerry King, the track was recorded during the 2009 “World Painted Blood” sessions, and will be released on “Black Friday,” November 26, exclusively through Metal Club, the North American indie store consortium that works to connect the metal community with their local “brick and mortar” record stores.

“Atrocity Vendor” will be paired with the Tom Araya/Jeff Hanneman-penned track “World Painted Blood,” and released in a clear sleeve on a red vinyl disc.  Go to http://www.mymetalclub.com/ to find a Metal Store record shop near you.

Slayer’s Twenty-Ten has indeed, been quite a year for the band and its fans, beginning with Tom Araya’s successful neck surgery that now has him pain-free, the group’s fourth Grammy nomination, the band’s co-headline “American Carnage” tour with Megadeth, the historical summer series of “Big Four” Sonisphere European concerts, and the recently completed “Jagermeister Fall Music Tour” that Slayer co-headlined with Megadeth and featured Anthrax, the first time in two decades that those three band shared an American stage.

Plans for the band’s 2011 are currently being confirmed, but look for more touring, more music, and more S-L-A-A-A-Y-E-R!!!!!

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SLAYER’s Kerry King Performs With MEGADETH For The First Time In 26 Years

October 22nd, 2010

As a grand finale to the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King joined MEGADETH on stage last night (October 21) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Hollywood, California to perform Megadeth’s classic ‘Rattlehead’. This is the first time in 26 years that Kerry King has shared the stage with Megadeth since he played with the band during Megadeth’s very first shows in 1984.

Check out fan-filmed footage below:

Kerry King played Megadeth’s first three gigs: February 15th, 18th, and 19th, of 1984 in San Fransisco, CA.

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KERRY KING TO CHAT WITH ESPN SPORTSNATION

October 13th, 2010

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

KERRY KING TO CHAT WITH ESPN SPORTSNATION THIS THURSDAY 3:30 PM ET

SLAYER’S VINYL CONFLICT BOX SET AVAILABLE NOW

This Thursday (10/14) at 3:30 PM ET Slayer guitarist Kerry King will be stopping by ESPN Sportsnation to chat with fans about his love of Raider Nation, his life in Slayer, and the recent release of the Vinyl Conflict box set. Fans can start submitting their questions for Kerry here: http://es.pn/c66vMR

For nearly 30 years, Slayer has been the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band anywhere. Graphic lyrics, saturated in controversy and disturbing imagery…the frenzied guitar playing, powerful vocals, and unrelenting pounding drums at breakneck speed…the unparalleled concert performances…the shocking and blood-fueled albums all have kept their rabid, head-banging fans enthralled in mayhem.

For the first time in the band’s storied history, The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been remastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl.  Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art, all in heavyweight, litho-wrapped chip jackets.  From 1986’s Reign In Blood to 1994’s Divine Intervention to 2009’s World Painted Blood, it’s all here, it’s all on vinyl and it’s all original Slayer.

www.slayer.net

Sportsnation chat page: http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/34948/slayer-kerry-king

Vinyl conflict buy link: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/slayer/features/5604536

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Slayer releases Vinyl Conflict Box Set

October 13th, 2010
Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer’s much anticipated Vinyl Conflict box set is now available via Slayer’s online store.

For nearly 30 years, Slayer has been the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band anywhere. Graphic lyrics, saturated in controversy and disturbing imagery…the frenzied guitar playing, powerful vocals, and unrelenting pounding drums at breakneck speed…the unparalleled concert performances…the shocking and blood-fueled albums all have kept their rabid, head-banging fans enthralled in mayhem.

For the first time in the band’s storied history, The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been re-mastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl.  Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art, all in heavyweight, litho-wrapped chip jackets.  From 1986’s Reign In Blood to 1994’s Divine Intervention to 2009’s World Painted Blood, it’s all here, it’s all on vinyl and it’s all original Slayer.

www.slayer.net

Vinyl Conflict buy link: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/slayer/features/5604536

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SLAYER´s guitarist Kerry King interview at the last Edition of Sonisphere Festival in Madrid

October 7th, 2010

MSN /ROCK METAL TV Spain spoke with SLAYER´s guitarist Kerry King at the last Edition of Sonisphere Festival in Madrid. King talks about the “Big Four” tour, METALLICA, SLAYER´s last album “World Painted Blood” and remembers other efforts of the band like “Show No Mercy”, “Reign in Blood” or “South of Heaven”.

Also, he offers a glimpse about the future of the band.

MSN /ROCK METAL TV is the new rock television in Spain directed by Mario Ruiz from Krea Films and veteran Spanish journalist Rafa Basa from www.RafaBasa.com.

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

August 27th, 2010
The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

METALLICA have issued the following update:

“You may have heard us say something about a DVD at the end of the satellite broadcast or read it in the internet rumor mill . . . it’s true, there will be a DVD Release of the Big 4 show from Sofia, Bulgaria!! We had such an awesome time hanging with ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER and the cameras were already rolling, so why not?

Here’s the scoop: The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two disc set along with behind the scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited edition ‘super deluxe’ box set including the DVD set, five CD’s with ALL the music, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 guitar pick.

The clever title of the DVD is The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (yes, that’s really it!!) and you if you’re interested in the box set, it is currently available in the Metallica Store for pre-order. It is also available for pre-order for Met Club Members over at metclub.com.

All DVD orders placed at the Metallica Store and at metclub.com, including the pre-order of the deluxe box set, will ALSO receive one limited edition, exclusive RED Big 4 guitar pick with one of four different print colors (white, black, silver or gold). This red guitar pick is not available in stores!

To pre-order the deluxe set, click here. It will start shipping on October 15, 2010. To our friends outside of North America, this special box set will be available at your favorite local stores and online retailers as well, should you choose to avoid international shipping charges.”

According to BraveWords.com sources, the Deluxe edition DVD Box set includes five CDs featuring each band’s entire live set:

ANTHRAX – one disc
SLAYER – one disc
MEGADETH – one disc
Metallica – two discs

The Deluxe Edition also features an event poster, posters from each band (four posters) and guitar pick (subject to change). The Box size: 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change).

The package documents the landmark event where Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax played together for the first time in their history at the Sonisphere Festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland in front of 100,000 fans this past June 16th. The night also featured the legendary jam cover of the DIAMOND HEAD classic ‘Am I Evil?’ by all bands.


The band’s setlists were as follows:

Metallica:

‘Creeping Death’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Fuel’
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
‘Fade To Black’
‘That Was Just Your Life’
‘Cyanide’
‘Sad But True’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘All Nightmare Long’
‘One’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Blackened’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Enter Sandman’

Encore:
‘Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
‘Hit The Lights’
‘Seek and Destroy

Slayer:

‘World Painted Blood’
‘Jihad’
‘War Ensemble’
‘Hate Worldwide’
‘Dead Skin Mask’
‘Angel of Death’
‘Disciple’
‘South of Heaven’
‘Mandatory Suicide’
‘Chemical Warfare’
‘Raining Blood’

Megadeth:

‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’
‘Hangar 18′
‘Take No Prisoners’
‘Five Magics’
‘Poison Was The Cure’
‘Lucretia’
‘Tornado Of Souls’
‘Dawn Patrol’
‘Rust in Peace… Polaris’
‘Headcrusher’
‘Sweating Bullets’
‘Symphony Of Destruction’
‘Peace Sells’

Anthrax:

‘Caught In A Mosh’
‘Got the Time’
‘Indians’
‘Antisocial’
‘Madhouse’
‘Only’ (video below!)
‘N.F.L’
‘I Am The Law’

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SONISPHERE – Iron Maiden, Slayer, Alice In Chains, The Cult, Anthrax, Alice Cooper

August 27th, 2010

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SONISPHERE 

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Sonisphere festival landed for the second time in Finland. Even though Sonisphere was once again the biggest metal event here with over 60 000 visitors, it made more headlines for other reasons other than it’s brilliant artists. A huge storm hit the festival area and winds ripped apart one of the main stage’s support scaffolding and sent it flying into the crowd. Altogether around 40 people were injured, with three requiring hospitalization. The accident delayed the concert for a few hours and all scheduled performances on the second stage were cancelled. Iggy Pop managed to play a short acoustic set on the main stage but Motley Crue was forced to cancel its entirely show because bands instruments were completely destroyed by the storm.

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Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Jagermeister Fall Music Tour

August 17th, 2010

JAGERMEISTER ANNOUNCES FALL MUSIC TOUR FEATURING SLAYER AND MEGADETH
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANTHRAX

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 17, 2010 — Jagermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metals bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour, North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.  The brand’s 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer’s much lauded Seasons In The Abyss album from 1990, Megadeth’s landmark 1990 album Rust In Peace, and the return of Anthrax’s singer Joey Belladonna.  The tour kicks off September 24 and will play 20 venues across the nation.

“I’ve been working with Jagermeister since 2004 to try to make the first Jagermeister Music Tour Trifecta happen,” said guitarist Kerry King of Slayer.  “I always have such a killer time on the Jagermeister Music Tour, and this time we’re coming through with Megadeth and Anthrax so you know everyone will be on the top of their game for these shows.”  Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine adds, “It is a rush to finally be a part of the Jagermeister Music Tour!”

“Slayer has been a long time friend and supporter of the brand,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.  “Jagermeister has been sponsoring them since 2001 and named them as headliner of both the 2003 and 2004 Fall Music Tours.  It is great to work with them again and know that adding Megadeth and Anthrax to the program will make this a tour to remember.”

In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk.  Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo – set the new standard that all others continue to follow.  And that has continued through to 2010.  Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer have all named Slayer “Best Live Band.”  Esquire presented them with an Esky Award.  They’ve got two Grammys, a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award and multiple Revolver Readers’ Poll Awards.  For this fall’s Jagermeister Music Tour, Slayer’s Tom Araya promises “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”

For the past two decades, Megadeth’s storied career, including more than 20-million worldwide sales and eight Grammy nods, has not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but defined them.  Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics have drawn fans in since the band’s beginnings, and are the very things that keep them interested, excited, and of course, head-banging, at every turn.  Founding vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine, a NY Times best selling author who was the recipient of the first annual Golden God Award at the inaugural Revolver Golden God Awards in 2009, is renowned for his ability to use the vehicle of music to shake things up, to make a point and to rattle your brain, literally, figuratively and sonically, which he did with 2009’s ENDGAME, which received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s already impressive career.  The band’s fourth album, Rust In Peace, saw the band cement their status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like “Hanger 18″ and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.”

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax, who along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, is credited with originating the thrash genre, is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band, and continues to be one of metal’s all-time great acts.  Over the band’s career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  Earlier this year, Anthrax announced that vocalist Joey Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, was rejoining the band, and has taken his place onstage this summer as Anthrax has joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four founding members of Thrash – as co-headliners of a series of Sonisphere Festivals in seven European cities.  Plans are for the “classic era” Anthrax to write and record a new album for a 2011 release.

The Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will feature Jagermeister custom prizes from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars and Peavey Electronics.  In addition, Jagermeister will be hosting nightly text-to-win giveaways including Tap machines and other branded POS.  Giveaways are subject to state and local laws and participants must be of legal drinking age or older.  The Jagermeister Fall MusicTour will be produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.

Register to win VIP tickets and backstage access, where legal at www[dot]jagermeistermusictour[dot]com

JAGERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.

About Jägermeister

Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter”, is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from every corner of the globe. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY www.jager.com. Jägermeister is available in the following sizes in the United States: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L.

About Synergy

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. is the United States premier traveling festival production company.  SGE produces the Jägermeister Music Tours as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and co produces the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In 2010 alone SGE will produce over 125 Large Music Festival Events in over 100 cities in 15 countries throughout the world with attendance in excess of 1 million people.  Company principals John Reese and John Oakes have a combined 32 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands needs with large scale musical entertainment.”Jägermeister is our newest client and we have a strong three year relationship working with them on MAYHEM.  They are a company that completely understands what their brand is all about and together we feel like we can present successful, fresh ideas in the integration of their product and fans of music.” John Reese, CEO of SGE.


JAGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER

24        Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX

25        AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

26        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX

28        Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER

1        The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA

2        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

3        Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL

5        Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

6        1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

8        Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY

9        Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI

16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

19        Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT

20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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Slayer – Kerry King In-Stores

August 17th, 2010

KERRY KING

Slayer's Kerry King

COME MEET THE KING AT A LOCAL IN-STORE APPEARANCE

On the current American Carnage U.S. tour, Slayer’s Kerry King is stopping by a handful of music stores to meet fans, take pictures, and sign autographs.  If you’re in or nearby one of his stops, come on down and meet The King – all in-stores start at 3PM local time.

AUGUST
18    Sam Ash/Cleveland, OH
5700 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH
440-446-0850

27    Sam Ash/Phoenix, AZ
4402 West Cactus Road
Glendale, AZ
602-863-7746

SEPTEMBER
1    Skips Music/Sacramento, CA
2740 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
916-484-7575

3    Bellevue American Music/Seattle, WA
14340 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA
425-641-5005

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“THE VINYL CONFLICT” – CLASSIC SLAYER VINYL TO BE RELEASED AS HIGH-END, LIMITED-EDITION BOX SET

August 16th, 2010

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict - Product Shot

“Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer.  Listen at your own risk.”
— Rick Rubin

LOS ANGELES, CA (Monday, August 16, 2010) — For the first time in its near 30-year history, Slayer, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, will see its ten American Recordings albums released as a limited-edition, high-end box set – The Vinyl Conflict (American Recordings/Sony Legacy).  Ten albums on 11 discs, The Vinyl Conflict will feature the band’s entire Def/American Recordings catalogue:  Reign in Blood (1986), South of Heaveneasons (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), the double-record Live Decade of Aggression (1991), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009).  The Vinyl Conflict will be released on October 12, 2010; check Slayer’s website (www[dot]slayer[dot]net) or Amazon[dot]com for pricing.

“Most longtime Slayer fans may not have these records at this point,” said American Recordings’ Dino Paredes, “or their copies are completely beat-up, so to have the complete catalogue in this first-class presentation is terrific.  For the newer fans, this is their opportunity to really get into this band the way that they could have if they were born 20 years earlier.”

American/Sony Legacy invested a great amount of care into making The Vinyl Conflict, treating the albums the way they would treat a great jazz, classical, Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record, something that isn’t normally done for metal records.  All ten albums have been re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and were pressed on the highest quality, 180-gram audiophile vinyl at RTI, the most respected pressing plant in the U.S. and among the best in the world.  Lacquers were cut and re-cut several times to ensure the highest sound quality.  The individual vinyl discs will come in a standard, clear inner sleeve to preserve the vinyl, are then housed in high-quality litho-wrapped jackets, and then boxed in a hardcover slipcase.  Additionally, reproductions of the original LP inner sleeve artwork were converted to 12X12 inserts.

“The vinyl box is a real treat for fans, especially with today’s renewed and increased interest in vinyl,” added Sony Legacy’s Adam Farber.  “It’s been years and years since the Slayer vinyl has been in print – only the two most recent albums are currently available on vinyl, the rest have been out of print for years and very hard to find.  These albums sound spectacular – they sound like you’ve never heard them before.”

“Everything about ‘The Vinyl Conflict’ – the look of it, the feel of it – it’s very strong, very powerful, very Slayer,” added Paredes, “from the music to the dripping, bloody pentagram on the front of the box.  It’s perfect.”

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that 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 – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo – bring to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer.  The band has received numerous nominations and awards, including four Grammy nods and two wins.

Currently, Slayer is co-headlining the first leg of the American Carnage Tour with Megadeth that kicked off August 11 and goes through September 4.  In addition, the band’s three classic in-concert DVDs – Live Intrusion, War at the Warfield, and Still Reigning, will be released August 17, separately and as a limited-edition, 3-pak box set.

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SLAYER and X-Japan: As Seen on TV Last Night

August 11th, 2010
Slayer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Aug 10 2010

Slayer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Aug 10 2010

Last night, if you missed SLAYER‘s ear-bleeding performance on “Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon,” or the YOSHIKI/X JAPAN feature on “ABC World News w/Diane Sawyer,” you can catch both online!

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Slayer on “Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon”
On-air broadcast of “Hate Worldwide” Check it out here (or below):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYDmtvtGoJM

Web exclusive performance of “Dead Skin Mask”
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/slayer-web-exclusive-81010/1243511/

Slayer and Megadeth co-headline the 19-city “American Carnage” tour that kicks off tonight in Glens Falls, NY.  Three classic Slayer in-concert DVDs – “Live Intrusion,” “War at the Warfield,” and “Still Reigning,” will be released separately and as a box-set next week, on August 17.

*****


Yoshiki/X Japan on ABC World News w/Diana Sawyer:

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/japan-rocks-11370738&tab=9482930&section=1206853&playlist=11370750&page=1

X Japan made its U.S. concert debut at Lollapalooza this past Sunday, and an ABC “World News with Diana Sawyer” crew was there to record the historic event.  The Chicago Sun-Times called the band’s performance “a spectacular, almost operatic performance of big ballads and speed metal.”  Time Out Chicago’s review thanked Lollapalooza’s co-founder Perry Farrell for booking “the coup of the festival,” and USA Today wrote, “The metal-pop-punk was fast and furious,” describing the drumming of band leader Yoshiki as “Keith Moon on Red Bull.”

X Japan, one of the most successful rock bands in Japanese history, has its sights set on America, with its first U.S. tour and English-lyrics album coming this Fall.  ABC-TV’s Dan Harris sat down with X Japan’s Yoshiki in Chicago, to talk about that, and more.

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Slayer, X Japan on TV TONIGHT/Tuesday 8/10

August 10th, 2010

X Japan – “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” – 6:30PM ET/PT, 5:30PM CT on ABC
Slayer – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” – 11:35PM ET/WT, 10:35PM on NBC

X Japan made its U.S. concert debut at Lollapalooza this past Sunday, and an ABC “World News with Diana Sawyer” crew was there to record the historic event.  The Chicago Sun-Times called the band’s performance “a spectacular, almost operatic performance of big ballads and speed metal.”  Time Out Chicago‘s review thanked Lollapalooza’s co-founder Perry Farrell for booking “the coup of the festival,” and USA Today wrote, “The metal-pop-punk was fast and furious,” describing the drumming of band leader Yoshiki as “Keith Moon on Red Bull.”

X Japan, one of the most successful rock bands in Japanese history, has its sights set on America.  ABC-TV’s Dan Harris sat down with X Japan’s Yoshiki in Chicago, to talk about that.  “ABC World News with Diana Sawyer” airs at 6:30PM ET/PT, 5:30PM CT on all ABC stations.  Don’t miss this segment.

Slayer will make its first-ever appearance on “Jimmy Fallon Live,” performing “Hate Worldwide” from the band’s latest album “World Painted Blood.”  Slayer kicks off its 19-date “American Carnage” tour with Megadeth and Testament tomorrow, August 11 in Glens Falls, NY.  Catch Slayer tonight on “Jimmy Fallon Live,” airing on NBC at 11:35PM ET/WT, 10:35P.

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Worth The Wait: Canadian Carnage Comes to the Maritimes (Testament, Megadeth, and Slayer)

July 30th, 2010

Worth The Wait: Canadian Carnage Comes to the Maritimes

Testament, Megadeth, and Slayer Live at the Metro Centre

July 26th, 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada




Review by EvilG

Live Pics thanks to Jason Saulnier


Originally scheduled for November 2009, then moved to February 2010, then again moved to July 2010, this seemed to be the concert that would never happen for many of us on the East Coast of Canada. Thanks to the rescheduling, in airline ticket change fees alone this concert cost $300! Add on top of the actual flight cost, concert ticket, hotels, meals, and a pile of metal shirts, this is one of the most expensive concerts I’ve ever been to!! Sadly none of these bands have ever played out this way before which added to the anticipation. As everyone knows, the delays were caused by Slayer’s Tom Araya and his ongoing back problems and eventual back surgery. The line-up also changed with openers Machine Head being replaced by the mighty Testament and the band Suicide Silence thankfully no longer on the bill for July.
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THREE CLASSIC SLAYER IN-CONCERT TITLES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

July 29th, 2010

THREE CLASSIC SLAYER IN-CONCERT TITLES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

THREE CLASSIC SLAYER IN-CONCERT TITLES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

Note: A video press release can be viewed below.

LOS ANGELES, CA – THURSDAY, July 29, 2010 — The last time you went shopping for DVDs, you might have noticed an unmistakable empty space where Slayer titles should have been.  The reason is simple – all of Slayer’s DVDs have been out of print.  But rest easy Slayer fanatics, the wait will soon be over.  On August 17, 2010, 2003’s “War at the Warfield” and 2004’s “Still Reigning” will be reissued, and, for the first time ever, 1995’s “Live Intrusion,” having been digitally remastered, will also be available on DVD.  All three will be sold separately at retail and online ($13.98 each), and the Limited Edition “Slayer Live DVD 3-Pak” ($29.98), will be available exclusively on Slayer’s website, www.slayer.net

“I remember around ‘God Hates Us All,'” [2001], said Slayer’s Kerry King, “asking when we were going to make a DVD of ‘Live Intrusion.’  So, here we are, ten years later, and it’s about time.”

Every one of the Slayer live-in-concert DVDs represents a different era of the band:  “Live Intrusion” was recorded on March 12, 1995 at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, AZ, and features guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, and drummer Paul Bostaph.  The disc, which is certified Gold, includes some of the most classic Slayer songs such as “Raining Blood” and “War Ensemble,” but also some early special tracks like “At Dawn They Sleep” and “Captor of Sin.”  As a bonus, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Chris Kontos join the band on-stage for a cover of Venom’s “Witching Hour.”  The opening of “Live Intrusion” features a look at some of the band’s very unique fans, in particular, with special emphasis placed upon the fan from the mid-90s who had “Slayer” carved onto his forearm.  In addition, the quality of “Live Intrusion” is high-end, as the original VHS master was located and used to create the DVD.

“War at the Warfield” was filmed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA on December 7, 2001, and like “Live Intrusion,” features drummer Paul Bostaph, marking his last release with Slayer before original drummer, Dave Lombardo, rejoined the band.  “Seasons in the Abyss,” “Mandatory Suicide,” and “Disciple” are some of the jewels on this live collection that debuted at #3 on Billboard’s DVD chart, and has since been certified Gold.

Filmed at the Civic Center in Augusta, ME on July 11, 2004, “Still Reigning” – also Gold certified and voted Best Live DVD by the readers of Revolver magazine – was directed by Dean Karr and recreates Slayer’s thrash/punk, 28-minute classic 1986 album “Reign In Blood” performed in its entirety.  The end of the video features the “Wall of Blood,” with the band, their instruments, and the stage completely drenched by a downpour of 150 liters of “blood.”

“There was no dress rehearsal for the blood trick,” explained King.  “It was either going to work or it wasn’t going to work, and we know it did work.  It was so hard to play, I thought I was going to have to go back and overdub all of ‘Reigning Blood,’ but I listened to it and it was all there, it was just a lot more slippery with all the blood goo.”

The “Still Reigning” DVD offers bonus material including live performances of Slayer staples such as “Hell Awaits,” “Hallowed Point,” Necrophiliac,” “Spill the Blood,” and “South of Heaven.”  The DVD also marked the return of drummer Dave Lombardo.  “Even before the idea of ‘Still Reigning’ became a reality, I really wanted to do a video with Dave in it,” said King, “and I knew the fans wanted that as well.”

The Chicago Tribune’s long-time pop music critic Greg Kot wrote that Slayer “is one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Over the past near three-decades, Slayer has created some of thrash/metal’s most enduring and influential recordings – 1986’s “Reign In Blood,” 1990’s “Seasons in the Abyss,” up to the band’s latest, 2009’s “World Painted Blood.”  Long-time fans will attest that nothing comes close to experiencing a Slayer show live and in the flesh; but there’s no denying how the band’s intensity and heaviness translates to these three killer DVDs.

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