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Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka “the Live Music Capital Of The World.” The Fest celebrated its eighth year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along with a stacked lineup that included Ice-T, the Descendents, Kurt Vile, the Julie Ruin, Bleached, Killer Mike, the Men, Chelsea Light… More »

NAME: Mastodon
PROGRESS REPORT: Crack The Skye out early 2009; recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at Southern Tracks studio

You don’t need us or Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders to tell you what Mastodon’s next LP, Crack the Skye, will sound like. It’s going to be some combination of “brutal,” “fucking” and “epic.” But the album… More »

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Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins To Star In Silent Movie Gutterdämmerung

As Pitchfork reports, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, and Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes are all starring in a silent film called Gutterdämmerung,…
Peter Helman | July 15, 2015 - 10:20 pm

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Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Slayer – “When The Stillness Comes”

The last album from thrash-metal titans Slayer was 2009's World Painted Blood, the majority of which was written by guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away
Michael Nelson | April 16, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Converse’s Free Rubber Tracks Live Residency Brings The Replacements, Slayer, Chance The Rapper, Passion Pit To Boston This Month

There are lots of reasons to be suspicious of corporate-sponsored music events, but if a shoe company was bringing the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. to…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend,…
Miles Bowe | September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Ugly Christmas Sweaters From Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Motörhead, And More

Last year we were all amused by the Slayer Christmas sweater, the heaviest and coziest way for your torso to ring in the holidays. Thi…
Scott Lapatine | November 26, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

A Remembrance Of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Every music fan I know has at least one story about the first time they heard that album. The one that tore the roof off.
Doug Moore | May 6, 2013 - 11:40 am

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman

Yesterday, thrash metal gods Slayer posted an open letter to fans regarding the ill health of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who suffered a spider bite last…
Michael Nelson | May 2, 2013 - 6:42 pm

Check Out The Official Slayer Christmas Sweater

Once upon a time Slayer was a legit scary band -- not a cartoon or an ironic pose, but a genuinely dangerous, disquieting group with…
Michael Nelson | November 21, 2012 - 10:51 am

Watch Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Get Together To Cover Motörhead

Last night, the so called "Big Four" of the '80s thrash-metal boom -- that'd be Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax -- came together at Yankee…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 11:09 am

Judas Priest And Slayer Join MBV, Radiohead, Jay-Z, And Neil Young At Roskilde ’08

Brandon can attest, last year's Roskilde was a glorious mud bath. We're guessing it can't rain as much this time around, but even if it…
brandon | April 17, 2008 - 10:50 am

When Metal Started Getting Heavy

In a recent Miami New Times article, Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya spit and giggled about his Texas cattle ranch ("I don't have a slaughterhouse"), religio…
Stereogum | August 6, 2007 - 11:54 am

Slayer Sick Of Metallica’s Slow Fade To Black

Count Slayer ax-man Kerry King among the many Metallica fans that just can't take the band seriously anymore, especially after Some Kind Of Monster. Via…
Stereogum | July 3, 2007 - 12:45 pm

Marilyn Manson Talks Eat Me, Drink Me

Last we checked in with the Antichrist Superstar, he was parting ways with burlesque babe Dita Von Teese, for reasons then unknown. Since, Manson’s announced…
Stereogum | March 27, 2007 - 1:26 pm

Slayer Set To Show No Mercy On Kimmel

It’s taken 25 years, but the shy guys of Slayer are finally ready to take on television. They’ll do Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, perfect…
Stereogum | January 16, 2007 - 4:35 pm