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2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until this week, Hiro Murai was arguably the best director working in the medium of music video. This week, he became arguably the best…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week when the music business basically shuts down so all the label execs and publicists and bands and critics can go down…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2016 - 4:14 pm

More Slayer stories

Watch Slayer Play The Tonight Show

Back when Slayer were setting new standards for speed and brutality, helping to establish thrash metal as a thing, people just weren't booking extreme metal…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2017 - 9:18 am

Arcade Fire, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Jones, & More Make Primavera Sound The Best Festival In Europe

Primavera has a particular reputation, as being one of the best, most interestingly curated festivals in Europe. (Or, anywhere, for that matter.) It earns it.
Ryan Leas | June 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

Slayer’s Tom Araya Says Americans Are Crybabies

Earlier this year, a few days after Donald Trump became President of the United States, Slayer posted an image on their Instagram of the band,…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2017 - 10:38 am

Fuck Slayer

Slayer are unquestionably one of the greatest bands in metal history. They're 36-year veterans who basically willed the entire genre of thrash into being. They…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 8:42 am

Check Out Supreme’s New Slayer Collection

  The New York streetwear label Supreme has already brought in musical luminaries like Neil Young and Morrissey to model its clothes. And…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2016 - 8:50 am

Slayer – “Pride In Prejudice” Video (NSFW) (Feat. Danny Trejo)

We don't typically think of Slayer as a music-video band, but they are on one hell of a music-video run right now. Working with gore…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Disrespectful Fans Kicked Out Of Slayer, Slipknot Shows

The last couple of days have seen a few metal fans getting kicked out of shows, with Slayer and Slipknot both asking -- well, more…
Zac Gelfand | July 25, 2016 - 5:11 pm

Hear Ryan Adams’ Bluegrass Covers Of Slayer & Black Sabbath, Improvised “Frightened And Rabid” At Newport Folk Fest

Ryan Adams returned to the famed Newport Folk Festival yesterday, where he performed bluegrass versions of his songs with some assistance from the Infamous Stringdusters…
Peter Helman | July 24, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Slayer – “You Against You” Video (NSFW)

Last year, Slayer made an absolutely incredible bloody-prison-riot video for their song "Repentless," and it was one of my favorite videos of the year. Now,…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Watch Dave Grohl Cover Motörhead With Members Of Metallica, Pantera, & Slayer At Dimebash

Dimebash, the annual benefit concert in honor of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, took place in Hollywood last night, and the show also featured a tribute…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2016 - 2:17 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch Natalie Prass Cover Slayer

When we talked to Natalie Prass earlier this year, she mentioned the cover of Slayer's "Raining Blood" that she did for A.V. Club's Undercover series:…
James Rettig | October 13, 2015 - 10:55 am
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