Tag: Kerry King

Jeff Hanneman R.I.P.

Hanneman was born January 31, 1964 in Oakland, California and grew up in Long Beach, California in a family containing several war veterans: his father fought in Normandy during World War II and his brothers in Vietnam, making warfare a common conversation topic at the dinner table. War films were popular on TV at the …

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 …

SLAYER To Headline Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013

Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 – 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. Slayer guitarist Kerry King: “Can’t wait to …

Get a B.C. Rich KK Beast V Signed by Slayer for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Auction

If you’d dig getting your hands on a guitar or two donated by some great bands such as Def Leppard, The Cult, Aersomith, Bon Jovi, GWAR, Foo Fighters, Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, No Doubt, As I Lay Dying, Sting, Taylor Swift, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and more including a  B.C. Rich KK Beast V …

HUMANITY DELETE To Release ‘Never Ending Nightmares’ December 4th

Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Revolting, Demiurg, Bone Gnawer, etc) has come back to resurrect Humanity Delete, a project he formed in 2003.  Johansson has completed a debut album, Never Ending Nightmares, and is set for release on December 4th. Never Ending Nightmares has been described as “paranormal, post-apocalyptic Death Metal with Grind/Punk influences.”  “Think ‘Kerry …

Cast Your Vote Now For PRESIDENT OF HEAVY METAL!

Then there were only two. In the semifinals of the President of Heavy Metal election you’ll only need to vote for Rob Halford or Ozzy Osbourne.  Already gone is Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Slayer shredder Kerry King. Cast your vote in the poll below! Voting for this round ends on Friday, Nov. 2 at …

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 …

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