ALBUM REVIEW: Kerry King – From Hell I Rise


December 1st 2019. 

The first day waking up in a post-Slayer world.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical #172 – Slayer “Divine intervention” Reviewed ft. Omar Cordy of Ghost Cult


Time for our final episode of our Slayer series ! Nik and Keefy are joined by Omar Cordy of #GhostCultMag to discuss the first post-Dave Lombardo era, and the merits of Paul Bostaph! We also rank every album we covered!Continue reading


Kerry King Says He Remains Angry at Slayer’s “Premature” Retirement


 

Kerry King of Slayer should be releasing new music this year with his new band featuring drummer Paul Bostaph,  and possibly fulfilling the tour behind the project he promised during the pandemic. Slayer called it a day on November 30th, 2019, and then the entire world went to shit. Just facts. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Kerry again reiterated his opinion that the band retired too early and he is outright angry about it.  

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Kerry King to Release His First Post-Slayer Music, and Tour Soon


In a new interview with Metal Hammer, former Slayer guitarist Kerry King says he will release his first new music soon, and that saying that “won’t be dragging [his] feet much longer” when it comes to going back on the road. Kerry originally spoke about his next career move and band project right after the end of the Slayer farewell tour, November 30th, 2019. Former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph is confirmed as the drummer of the band, but for now Kerry is keeping the other members identities a secret. He also shared that he had two albums worth of new music written, and wanted to wait until the pandemic subsided to begin touring again. Continue reading


FEATURE: Facing Life Without Slayer


Slayer, photo credit Gary Alcock

From the first day of December 2019, we enter a dark, horrifying new era. Life without Slayer.

Sorry. Life without SLAAAAAYYYERRR!!!

There, that’s better.

From the moment I discovered Slayer on a compilation album called Speed Kills back in 1985, my life was changed forever. Just the sound of their name was enough. Everything you needed to know about the band encapsulated in two perfect syllables, especially when screamed at an ear-splitting volume or when chanted with thousands of other like-minded blood-hungry psychopaths.Continue reading


Slayer – Lamb of God – Amon Amarth – Cannibal Corpse: Live at BB&T Pavilion


We were gathered at The BB&T Pavilion to pay respects to the life and times of the almighty Slayer. Joining us here in the congregation is Cannibal Corpse who showered us in hymns new such as ‘Red Before Black’ and old, like ‘Hammer Smashed Face’. A funeral pyre of from Amon Amarth which included ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’, ‘As Loke Falls’ as well as Raise Your Horns’. A fitting tribute.

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Slayer – Lamb Of God – Anthrax – Behemoth – Testament: Live at Mohegan Sun Arena


Go and see your heroes at least once before they are gone. I say this once a week to friends of mine. I hear all the time that “I can’t believe I missed so and so and now they are done”. For some of us, that list is long. Luckily, I have seen almost everyone on my bucket list, minus a few glaring omissions (AC/DC with Bon Scott, Queen). I’ve seen Slayer in all their iterations. Every lineup and era since 1991, which was my very first time. All of them ruled. However, when they announced their start of this farewell tour, it wasn’t a question to me if I was going or not? It was a question of how many times will I get to go? How many times will they come around? That number is up in the air as of this writing, but I am tickled that I got to go to see them at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut. Thanks to my brother for life Dan Christian for hooking me up with a ticket and the great hangs. I saw a bunch of my metal brothers and sisters at the show and everyone was damn happy to be there, even if it also felt like a New Orleans funeral march at times with grave, sweaty faces. Continue reading


Slayer Premiere Episode One Of Retrospective Web Series


On January 23rd, Slayer announced that it would wrap up its 37 years together with one last tour around the globe. Before the band begins that final sojourn, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt sat down and talked about all things Slayer. Continue reading


Exodus Reunite With Rob Dukes, Paul Bostaph And Rick Hunolt In California


Exodus headlined two nights at The Chapel in San Francisco this past weekend, and as promised, Rob Dukes, Paul Bostaph and Rick Hunolt joined them on stage for the special performances. Continue reading