Remembering Jeff Hanneman Of Slayer – January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013

Six years ago today Jeff Hanneman of Slayer died. It still feels unreal that he is gone. Although Slayer has soldiered on without their fallen brother, Slayer is on their final world tour, a definite eventuality once Jeff passed away. Ghost Cult has written a lot of words about the importance of Slayer and Jeff as a composer and guitarist to the thrash metal genre, but also what he has meant to the scene as a personality, in both life and death. What follows is a collection of Jeff’s greatest Slayer hits as well as our original obituary, written at the time of his passing. Rest In Power Jeff!     

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Jeff Hanneman Of Slayer Died Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today Jeff Hanneman of Slayer died. It still seems impossible to grasp that we lost a thrash metal titan. Although Slayer has soldiered on without their fallen brother, it seems fair that they are looking at retirement soon. Ghost Cult has written a lot of words over the years espousing the devout respect that Jeff deserves both as a writer and player in the halls of thrash metal greatness, but also what he has meant to the scene as a personality, in both life and death. What follows is a collection of Jeff’s greatest Slayer hits as well as our original obituary, written at the time of his passing. Rest In Power Jeff!     

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Listen To Chris Cornell’s Take On Johnny Cash’s “You Never Knew My Mind”

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Metallica Perform “Orion” In Tribute To Cliff Burton At Pala Alpitour In Italy

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Yesterday was officially “Cliff Burton Day” in the Castro Valley, but that didn’t stop Metallica from paying tribute to their legendary bassist at last night’s show in Turin, Italy. Continue reading

February 10th Is Officially “Cliff Burton Day” In Castro Valley

How cool is this?! After gaining over 5000 signatures on the petition, February 10th is now known as “Cliff Burton Day” in Castro Valley. Continue reading

Saxon Pay Tribute To Motörhead With “They Played Rock And Roll”

Saxon will be releasing their 22nd studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music), and we have another new song for your listening pleasure today. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Share Their Cover Of “Zombie” By The Cranberries

After the news broke out about the tragic loss of Dolores O’Riordan earlier this week, Bad Wolves revealed that they were planning on collaborating with the late vocalist on a cover of ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries. Today they’ve released that cover in tribute to Dolores, and it’s pretty damn powerful. Continue reading