Tag: Gary Holt

The Legendary EXODUS Announces European Tour Dates – New Album Coming in 2014

Veteran thrashers EXODUS have some big news— the band is set to release a brand new album in 2014! They are currently immersed in the writing process and will issue more updates as they near the recording process. EXODUS will head across the pond this week for a tour of 17 European cities, with stops …

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate …

DAVE LOMBARDO: “I’ve always known my fans were awesome!”

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has a new posting on his Facebook page: “I have always known that my fans were awesome! But never has it been more clear to me than in the past two weeks how passionate, supportive and sincere you really are. Thank you for all your kind responses and I hope to see you all …

‘The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists’ – Contributions by Philip Anselmo, Kerry King, and Scott Ian

“The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists”, by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9. Check out the press release description (via Blabbermouth.net) for the book below.  I get the impression that this is definitely a book I’d dig adding to my “must-read” list. “Touted as “the most opinionated compendium ever written …

PRONG’s TOMMY VICTOR Announces New Signature Guitar from Schecter

Prong frontman Tommy Victor has announced his brand new signature guitar model from Schecter Guitar Research. Tommy will be showing off his new guitar at this year’s NAMM show. Tommy will be signing on Friday January 25th at 1:00 PM in room 210. Prong will then take to the stage Saturday January 26th at The Grove in Anaheim, CA alongside …

New Group Project Featuring Gary Holt, Dave Lombardo, Casey Chaos, and Nick Oliveri

According to AOL’s Noisecreep, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Amen vocalist Casey Chaos and ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will be working on an as-yet-unnamed project. The new group is currently recording music for a documentary about House Of Shock, the infamous New Orleans haunted house attraction founded in 1992 by ex-Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo. Holt, who has been touring with Slayer for the past two years, filling …

Members of SLAYER, PANTERA, ANTHRAX, EXODUS to Perform at Metal Masters 4

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful Metal Masters clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, Metal Masters 4 will take place in New York City on September 7th at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00PM with the clinic starting at 8:00PM. Metal Masters 4 is bringing back …

Slayer’s KERRY KING Talks About Jeff Hanneman’s Recovery and New Music

Before leaving for the Mayhem Festival last weekend, Slayer finished two songs that now await mixing, began two others that still need leads and vocals, and demoed two more with producer Greg Fidelman, who worked with them on 2009’s World Painted Blood and is currently working with Rick Rubin and Metallica. Guitarist Kerry King hopes to get back to …

Scion Music Fest 2012 – Tampa, FL

It was perfect that this year’s Scion Music Festival was held in Tampa, Florida.  With amazing acts such as Exodus, Down, Sleep, Saint Vitus, Origin, Suffocation, etc. it’s pretty much impossible to say no to a free show of such epic proportions.  Entry was as simple as RSVP’ing on the website and showing up to …

SLAYER Issues Statement Regarding Status of JEFF HANNEMAN

Slayer have released a letter to their fans updating them on the health status of guitarist Jeff Hanneman which you can go and check out on their Facebook page.  In early 2011, the 48-year-old contracted necrotizing fasciitis — a rare infection that attacks the skin and tissue — after being bit by a spider. Exodus …

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