Tag: Guitarist Jeff

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 …

FORTÉ Cancels Appearance at Warriors Of Metal Fest V

Warriors of Metal, Inc. is disappointed to announce that the Oklahoma City Speed Metal band, Forte’ has been forced to cancel their appearance at this year’s Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air on June 30th.  In an e-mail message to the organizers on June 4th, drummer and band leader, Greg Scott stated the following: …

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 …

SLAYER Working on New Album

Dave Lombardo has revealed that Slayer has started working on new material for their 12th studio album. Over the weekend, the drummer posted the following on his personal Facebook page: “Slayer is writing a new record. Jeff is still recovering and doing better.” As previously reported, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman was bitten by a spider …

EXODUS: Gary Holt Comments on Guest Slot w/Slayer

As announced by SLAYER yesterday, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates. He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26. Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming …

Slayer Names Exodus Member Gary Holt Fill In for Jeff Hanneman

On Feb. 12, it was announced that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman would be taking a break from the band while he recovers from an emergency surgery that he underwent for a serious infection in his right arm. At the time of the press release, no replacement guitarist was named. But the band’s publicist just announced …

Annihilator – Jeff Waters (guitars)

Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have been thrashing for over 25 years. ANNIHILATOR’s 1989 debut album Alice in Hell was something of a cult classic. Their next three releases were received equally as well, but their subsequent releases never seemed to find that winning formula. The last time they played live in North America was 17 years ago. On …

The Big 4 First Group Photo

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — will play together for the first time in history tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 16) at the Sonisphere festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland. The first photo of all the members of the four bands (minus SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman) …

DIO, More Tributes!

Guitarist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): “[Ronnie] was a super-nice person, uniquely talented and has left us all with great music. In a way, it will strange to live …

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