hey talked about the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Reign in Blood album, the chemistry he and Tom Araya have with Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt, the feedback they’re getting on the new music, the statements recently made by Mayhem Fest co-founder, Kevin Lyman, and more. Kerry was also cool enough to answer some questions from a few Southeast Michigan fans.
After a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Slayer have formed their own label imprint through Nuclear Blast Records. You can grab a free download of a new track, "Implode" (produced by Terry Date and Greg Fidelman), on the band's website. They'll hit the studio later this year to begin recording their new album for a tentative 2015 release.
"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European fans, and we need to begin moving forward... having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."
"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."
The official cause of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death has been ruled as alcohol-related cirrhosis.
We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a...
Slayer have issued a statement regarding drummer Dave Lombardo's recent claims. Jon Dette is filling in on the band's current Australian tour.
Slayer confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo‘s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo‘s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon.
The band was unable to reach an agreement on these...
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is not on the band's current Australian tour due to legal discrepancies with his band mates and management. Read his statement below.
I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.
So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.
Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band...
Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O' Brian will fill in for Exodus' Gary Holt for the last few dates of Slayer's European Tour. Holt has been filling in for Jeff Henneman on the current tour. Check the remaining dates in the replies for details of the switch.