Slayer – Primus – Ministry – Phil Anselmo and The Illegals: Live at Madison Square Garden

The lights came up… and it was all over.

This has been the scenario for thousands of shows I have seen. Maybe 6,000 plus shows that I have attended or performed in since I was a small child. The final bow, thunderous applause, and the blinding lights of the house coming on, our shared experience ending as we gather ourselves to go to the bar, or home. Except this was different. This was the last time I would ever see Slayer. It was definitely hitting me, long before the final notes of ‘Angel of Death’ rang out and the final jets of pyro screamed across the top of the band in a way that would excite Beavis and Butthead to no end. Continue reading

Australian Thrash Legend Peter Hobbs of Hobbs Angel of Death Has Died

Sad news to report as Peter Hobbs, founder and namesake of Australian Thrash legend of Hobbs Angel Of Death has passed away. He was 58 years old. He died this morning at his home in Queensland, Australia. A pioneer in the Aussie metal scene of the 1980s, Hobbs first appeared with Tyrus before founding Hobbs Angel of Death. That bands’ self-titled debut album was released in 1988 through Steamhammer. The band dissolved soon after the release, but seven years later, it reformed to release its second album called Inheritance. After reforming in 2002 the band signed a four-album deal with Modern Invasion Music in 2003. Their last studio album, Heaven Bled, came out in 2016. We send out condolences out to Peter’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading

Slayer’s Reign In Blood Celebrates It’s 30th Anniversary

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The almighty Slayer released Reign In Blood (Def Jam) on October 7th, 1986, and completely changed the game. The follow-up to 1983’s Show No Mercy (Metal Blade) and 1985’s Hell Awaits (Metal Blade) was highly anticipated by fans all over the world, and the four legends delivered on every level. Reign In Blood immediately became an instant classic in the metal scene, and thirty years later, it’s still considered one of the most important records in the history of heavy metal. Continue reading