St. Cloud Times
Central Minnesota DJ picks top titles for holiday gifts
Christmas is just about upon us and the shopping frenzy has begun. So what do you get the music lover in your life? As always there is a bit of something for every taste, like throwback album collections from the Eagles and Deep Purple as well as live collections from Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and even a performance of REO ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Hellfest 2014 Lineup Unveiled: Maiden, Sabbath, Slayer, A7X Among Headliners [News]
The lineup of next year's Hellfest was officially unveiled, easily ranking the French event among the top rock and metal events of 2014.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
as the Palaces Burn
"As the Palaces Burn" is an all-access pass into the eardrum-damaging world of Lamb of God, a ferociously aggressive heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia.
metal middle schoolers Unlocking the Truth revamp "Jingle Bells" in new Cole Haan ad
Earlier this year, ears were turned when video emerged on YouTube of a trio of pint-sized metalheads destroying the streets of NYC.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Review: Slayer goes old school on Thanksgiving Eve
It was nothing but pure, unadulterated thrash metal brutality on Wednesday night when the almighty Slayer unleashed their heaviest set in years in the heart of New York City.
Toronto Concerts, December 2013
December means concerts in Toronto are slowing down. Many musicians experience pressure from their parents to fly home and drink hot cocoa by the fire, and hey, sometimes that doesn't sound so bad - plus there's still a lot of good live music to catch this month.
Black Friday: 5 holiday goodies for Inland Empire music lovers
If you have a music lover in your life and you're eyeing some holiday finds, check out these items from the Inland Empire music scene, with love.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Sonisphere 2014 Knebworth festival line-up announcement time confirmed
The rock extravaganza returns to the grounds of Knebworth House after a two-year absence from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6. Rock fans will discover on Monday, December 2 at 5.30pm who has been booked to play the UK leg of the international touring festival.
December 2: Launchpad hosts Huntress and guests
On December 2, Albuquerque's own Launchpad hosts Huntress , Carrion Kind. The Conjuring, and Death Rides a Horse.
Slayer Ticket Sales Reportedly Flop, Organizers Giving Away 'F--ktons Of Free Tickets' [News]
The rough time metal icons Slayer are going through has seemingly begun to affect the group's concert attendance, as the band's current US tour ticket sales have reportedly plummeted.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Motorhead Christmas Sweaters Are Here
Last year we were all amused by the Slayer Christmas sweater , the heaviest and coziest way for your torso to ring in the holidays.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Big Hair and Bigger Riffs: 40 Albums That Defined 1983
Before 2013 disappears altogether, let us pause briefly to ponder 40 studio albums - good, bad and somewhere in between - that celebrated their 30th anniversary this year.
Despite hardships, Slayer forges on
If you think the concept of headbanging is limited to Beavis and Butt-head or perhaps the long-haired fans standing in front of the stage, consider that Slayer bassist Tom Araya had to have back surgery three years ago as a result of excessive headbanging.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Down two original members but still as brutal as ever
It's a challenging time to be Slayer. The vintage metal group is down two original members for terrible reasons.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Thrash legends go old-school on latest tour
For an icon of thrash metal, a genre considered one of metal's head-bangier, party-friendlier and beer-spillier, Kerry King's almost comically concerned with the details.
Guitarist Alex Skolnick chats with WatchMojo.com about how he first became interested in music thanks to KISS trading cards, how his guitar lessons with Joe Satriani taught him to blend work and play, and how he blends thrash metal and jazz.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
MUSIC: Toxic Holocaust Thrashes Through Dusk
People in certain circles like to refer to Sunday as the sabbath day, even though a few crazies I know would like to think Saturday is more fitting for such a name.
The Village Voice
Back From Hell
Over the past three decades, Slayer have helped define the thrash-metal genre, from their breakneck tempos and jagged riffs to their uncompromisingly controversial death-obsessed lyrics and imagery.