Kerry King of Slayer should be releasing new music this year with his new band featuring drummer Paul Bostaph, and possibly fulfilling the tour behind the project he promised during the pandemic. Slayer called it a day on November 30th, 2019, and then the entire world went to shit. Just facts. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Kerry again reiterated his opinion that the band retired too early and he is outright angry about it.
Wide-eyed confusion and general bewilderment are the most common reactions after laying eyes upon Las Vegas act Spiritworld for the first time. Slayer in Stetsons is usually the next. Yes, the unlikely looking Nevadans might look like the founder members of a Billy Ray Cyrus and Garth Brooks cosplay fan club but their music is a very different beast indeed.
In a new interview with MetalHammer, former Slayer guitarist KerryKing says he will release his first new music soon, and that saying that “won’t be dragging [his] feet much longer” when it comes to going back on the road. Kerry originally spoke about his next career move and band project right after the end of the Slayer farewelltour, November 30th, 2019. Former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph is confirmed as the drummer of the band, but for now Kerry is keeping the other members identities a secret. He also shared that he had two albums worth of new music written, and wanted to wait until the pandemic subsided to begin touring again. Continue reading →
Molder ticks off a lot of my sonic checkmarks, but something isn’t quite right here. If Engrossed in Decay (Prosthetic Records) were a dish in its ingredients section you’d read that it contains Autopsy, early Death, Slayer, and a hint of vintage Carcass. Seems like a pretty appetizing meal, right? And there are several moments to sink your teeth into, but overall, I was left unsatisfied. I’ll still recommend the eatery, no doubt, but here’s to hoping that the next entre hits the spot.
Jeff Hanneman, legendary guitarist of Slayer passed away on May 2nd, 2013, nine years ago today. Ghost Cult continues to fly the flag of Slayer high, and customarily we celebrate the life of Jeff, the music he made and the stages he left scorched. His legacy as a riff maker, songwriter, soloist, and metal personality has not been dampened since his death. In the time since he passed, Ghost Cult covered Slayer just as heavily in Jeff’s life, as they released a final studio album with Jeff’s contributions (Repentless), had a legend and friend hold down his spot live (Gary Holt of Exodus), released a comic bookwith Jeff’s likeness, completed their final world tour ever of two years, released an incredible film/music video trilogy (The Repentless Killogy), former bandmate DaveLombardo wrote a loving tribute to his fallen friend, and we have created two career-spanning retrospectives (read them here and here) on the end of the band. From the time Jeff passed and every night on that final world tour, Slayer honored Jeff during ‘Raining Blood’ with the “still reigning” banner. As we say every year at this time: Hail Jeff and hail Slayer!
Anthrax has concluded their Anthrax 40th Anniversary web series with thoughts on “Worship Music, longevity, and the future.The band wrapped up their 40th-anniversary livestream last month (review here) and are plotting next steps including a new album. Their next show is at Welcome To Rockville in November! Congrats on 40 and here’s to many more!
Anthrax was interviewed by their comrade and collaborator Chuck D of Public Enemy in a new interview for Revolver Magazine. You can Watch Part 2 of the interview now, and part 1 below, along with all of the Anthrax 40th anniversary video series.The band will hosted their 40th-anniversary livestream last weekend(review here)and you can still buy a ticket and watch it until July 25th. Event tickets and special 40th-anniversary ticket bundles are still on sale here .
Anthrax has shared a live performance version of their song “The Devil That You Know” from their 40th-anniversary livestream Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents and originating from The Den in Los Angeles, the livesteam is still viewable today. The band also sent a message of thanks to the fans and reflected on 40 years as a band with Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bellow, and Charlie Benante. Check out the clips, their recent interview with Chuck D, and all of their Anthrax 40 for 40 videos. Continue reading →
Anthrax was interviewed by their comrade and collaborator Chuck D of Public Enemy in a new interview for Revolver Magazine. You can Watch Part 1 of the interview now.The band will host their 40th-anniversary livestream today, Friday, July 16, beginning at 4 PM PT and 7 PM ET, and in the UK on Saturday, July 17, starting at Midnight BST. Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents and originating from Los Angeles, livestream event tickets and special 40th-anniversary ticket bundles – one including a live video chat with the members of Anthrax – are on sale now, here .
Here is your last chance to enter our GIVEAWAY! Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents and originating from Los Angeles, Anthrax will host their 40th-anniversary livestream even, in North America on Friday, July 16, beginning at 4 PM PT and 7 PM ET, and in the UK on Saturday, July 17, starting at Midnight BST. Livestream event tickets and special 40th-anniversary ticket bundles – one including a live video chat with the members of Anthrax – are on sale now. You can also win tickets for FREE from GHOST CULT! Enter to win on Instagram at the link to the post below, and tag your friends and share the post in your feed and stories for extra chances to win! Full giveaway rules at the bottom of this post.