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Slayer Releases “The Repentless Killogy” Film and Live Album
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Slayer Releases “The Repentless Killogy” Film and Live Album

With their final tour dates scheduled for the end of this month, Slayer has released a new film called “The Repentless Killogy.” The release blends the trilogy of music videos released from their last album, “Repentless,” with concert footage from 2017.

Slayer Announces Final Tour Dates with Primus, Ministry, Philip Anselmo
Concerts & Tours

Slayer Announces Final Tour Dates with Primus, Ministry, Philip Anselmo

Since announcing their farewell tour last year, Slayer has been unleashing their signature thrash metal around the world. The band announced the final leg of dates, dubbed “The Final Campaign,” with Primus, Ministry, and Philip Anselmo.

EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets
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EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets

EMG has introduced three new signature sets of pickups with three of the biggest metal bass stars: Slayer’s Tom Araya, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Megadeth’s David Ellefson. Introduced at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, each of the sets was dialed in with the artists.

Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour
Concerts & Tours

Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour

The metal titans in Slayer have announced a new round of concerts as part of their farewell tour. The new North American leg will be the tour’s fifth leg overall since they announced the world tour in January.

Slayer Announces Final World Tour
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Slayer Announces Final World Tour

After 35 years of producing some of the most brutal music ever written, Slayer has announced they’ll be making their exit after one more world tour. The legendary thrash band made the announcement with a YouTube video: While the news was a surprise, it may not be a shock to fans who have been keeping up with the members. Bassist...

Slayer Releases “Repentless”
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Slayer Releases “Repentless”

Legendary thrash metal band Slayer has released its eleventh studio album, Repentless. According to bassist and vocalist Tom Araya some material for the album was written prior to the May 2013 death of band co-founder and co-guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Gary Holt (Exodus) started playing with Slayer back in 2011 and handled guitar parts on Repentless. With the loss of Hanneman,...

Slayer Announce First Headlining North American Tour in Two Years
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Slayer Announce First Headlining North American Tour in Two Years

Slayer will be hitting the road in October to headline their first North American Tour in two years with support from Gojira and 4ARM. The tour kicks off October 22nd at the Sullivan Sports Arena in Anchorage, Alaska before heading down the West Coast and across the U.S. to end at the Tsongas Arena in Boston. It’s been a tumultuous...

Slayer Returns to the Studio
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Slayer Returns to the Studio

Slayer is once again working on a new album, to be the follow-up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. The news was broken by drummer Dave Lombardo via Twitter. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, the metal giants had begun preliminary work on a new record earlier this year when guitarist Jeff Hanneman suffered from a flesh-eating virus in his arm, reportedly...

The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium
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The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

The Big 4 tour will be making its second U.S. stop at Yankee’s Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th. The show, which has been hyped for the last four years, brings together four of the biggest metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The groups, of course, are in turn held down by four of the strongest...

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Slayer Announces Rescheduled Dates After Araya’s Surgery

In early January, we reported that Slayer frontman Tom Araya was scheduled to have back surgery, and that the band’s American and Canadian Carnage Tour had to be rescheduled. Araya had his procedure on May 20th, and the masters of metal have announced their make-up dates, which will occur after a European trek. In his first interview since going under...

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Slayer bassist/frontman to undergo surgery; tour dates cancelled

After dealing with back pain since an overseas tour last October, Slayer bassist and frontman Tom Araya will have to undergo surgery. Consequently, the band’s American and Canadian Carnage tour, which was to start on January 18th, have been cancelled. Also cancelled is the UK/European tour in March and April. The dates are already being rescheduled, and tickets already purchased...