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Slayer’s Tom Araya Explains Why There Haven’t Been ‘Big 4′ Shows Since 2011

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Metal fans rejoiced back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 4 of thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) joined forces for a handful of shows around the world, including the most recent one at New York's Yankee Stadium in September 2011. Fans still holding out hope that these four metal powerhouses might join forces again on the same stage in the future may not get their way.

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Win a Set of 10 Remastered Slayer Vinyl Albums!

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Just in time for the holidays, Slayer are reissuing 10 of their seminal albums on vinyl and Loudwire and Noisecreep have teamed up with the band to give away a full set of all 10 discs that are being released by American Recordings.

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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Elaborates on Drummer Dave Lombardo’s Exit From the Band

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In a recent interview, frontman Tom Araya revealed some information about the ouster of drummer Dave Lombardo' from the band. Now, in a new interview, he goes into more detail about why Slayer parted ways with Lombardo.

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Slayer To Reissue 10 Albums on 180-Gram Vinyl

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Charles Epting for Loudwire.

If you've been trying to figure out what to get that Slayer fan on your Christmas list this year, worry no more. Ten Slayer albums will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on Dec. 10.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Talks Touring, New Album Progress, Jeff Hanneman + More

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Slayer's iconic axeman Kerry King was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the band's current tour, moving forward

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Rob Halford vs. Tom Araya – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

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Two metal legends face a tough matchup as Rob Halford is up against Tom Araya in Round 2.

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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Raises Horns for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Dio + More

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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.

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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

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The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Reveals Why Dave Lombardo Was Ousted From the Band

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Earlier this year, legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out of the band. The news became public shortly before Slayer began a string of Australian tour dates, leaving fans shocked and somewhat disappointed. Lombardo has offered his two cents on the Slayer split, but for the first time since the drummer's departure, frontman Tom Araya spoke out on exactly why Lombardo was given the boot.

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Slayer Rock ‘Old-School’ Set in Los Angeles – Review + Photo Gallery

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Charles Epting for Loudwire.

A lot has changed since 1988 when Slayer last laid waste at the historic Hollywood Palladium, playing with Danzig (on a night when a riot broke out, resulting in a ban from playing from the venue). Musical trends have shifted dozens of times since then but Slayer have never veered off course, continuing to plow a path of metal that's as pure, dark and compelling as any other band in the genre.

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