One year after the final performance of Slayer’s entire career at a hometown show in Los Angeles, Kerry King honored the moment with a shot and a Slayer shirt! Kerry’s wife Ayesha King took to her Instagram to post a photo of her husband, and she included the following caption: “Kerry threw on a SLAYER shirt and poured a shot for you all to mark the anniversary of the last SLAYER show one year ago today. Have a shot with us! Cheers friends!” Peers from other bands such as Scott Ian of Anthrax and Phil Demmel of Vio-lence, who filled in for slayer for a few shows on their farewell tour, paid tribute in the comments. Slayer finished their final world tour and members of the band and those close to the band, such as Ayesha King, claim the band will never reunite. Slayer continues to operate as a brand with legacy projects, new merch, and more.Kerry King is reportedly starting a new band with his former Slayer bandmembers Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph.Read our coverage of the final Slayer tour here!
Anthrax has teamed-up superhero style with Z2 Comics (Andy Black, BABYMETAL, Steve Aoki, Skillett) to create The Among the Living graphic novel based on the bands’ legendary Thrash Metal masterpiece. The project pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. Today’s announcement brings news that Anthrax has teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to life. In addition to Anthrax co-founders Charlie Benante and Scott Ian (LOBO), the project features Grant Morrison, Brian Azzarello, Eric Powell, J.G. Jones, Greg Nicotero, Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Gerard & Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy). This extensive project will be offered in multiple formats, with deluxe and super deluxe editions inclusive of special picture disc vinyl, an exclusive MadBalls™ toy, art prints, and even a gold record plaque. All editions are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to preorders of the standard edition. Watch the trailer now!
Look, the world is completely in garbage mode at the moment, but would new music from one Mike Patton make waking up less dreadful? How about Patton fronting a Thrash metal act? Sweetens the deal up a bit, right? Fortunately for all of us Mike Patton has reactivated Mr. Bungle, recruited a couple of talented newcomers in Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, and decided to re-record the 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny (Ipecac).
Legendary Thrash metal band Anthrax has announced their two new signature whiskey brands – “Evil Twin I” and “Evil Twin II,” limited edition, award-winning, high-end Double Cask Ryes. Only one barrel of each spirit will be produced, yielding 238 numbered bottles for “Evil Twin I” at cask strength of 120.1 proof. As “Evil Twin II” has not yet been “dumped,” the number of bottles and cask strength for it will be announced shortly. “Evil Twin I” is available to order starting today at Mash and Grape, and, if ordered before 10/23, delivery can be expected by 10/31, in time for Halloween! Details for ordering “Evil Twin II” will be announced shortly. Anthrax previously entered the spirits game with “The Healer” Bourbon and Anthrax Wardance Pale Ale Beer. Watch the teaser video unveiling with Scott Ian, now!
Mr. Bungle will release The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo, on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings, have announced a Halloween special: “The Night They Came Home!” a virtual live concert experience. The special event will feature a performance from the current incarnation of Mr. Bungle: Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo. Tickets are $15 and available now at the link below. The first screening airs at 12 noon pacific/3 pm eastern on Oct. 31 with the on-demand program available for the following 72 hours. An array of exclusive, commemorative merchandise, including a limited (1000 copies) neon green vinyl variant, will be available to attendees. Watch the trailer now!
Seminal avant-garde metal band Mr. Bungle has returned to their roots in hardcore and metal! The band previously released “Raping Your Mind” and are back with a ripping new single, “Eracist”! The track comes from their upcoming album The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo on Oct. 30 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live now! The band features original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance are joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Watch the clip now!
Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has shared yet another new single from his highly anticipated solo album, CMFT, due out one month from today, October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles already. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. “Black Eyes Blue” has actually charted as a legit hit song. Now he has shared the fittingly titled “HWY 666” with an accompanying lyric video. Check it out!Continue reading
Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has his highly anticipated solo album, CMFT, due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles already. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. Now in an appearance for Japanese television, you can watch Corey perform “Black Eyes Blue” – Acoustic for the first time.
As strange as it may seem, 1988 stands as the only year where each member of the “The Big Four” all released new studio albums. Go on, check if you want. I’ll wait.
With Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica having pulled significantly away from the rest of the pack with those 1988 releases, the beginning of the ’90s gave each of them the chance to reaffirm their place at the top of the thrash metal food chain. Along with the likes of Testament, Exodus, and Kreator, 1990 opened the new decade in a blaze of glory while also becoming arguably the last truly great year for the genre.Continue reading
Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has already announced his highly anticipated solo album CMFT is due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. Now you can see the video for The album is available “Black Eyes Blue” below! for pre-order at the link below and both songs are available on all streaming platforms. Listen here and check out a music video and a visualizer for the tracks: