Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke with Jackie about the mind-blowing dates he's about to do, performing with Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies. And he also gave an update on the progress of the next Exodus record. If you missed the chat, here’s Jackie’s full interview with Gary Holt.
Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.
We all love a great underdog story, and the history of Seton Hall University radio station WSOU 89.5 FM flows beautifully through that very vein. Legends such as Slayer's Tom Araya, Killswitch Engage, Overkill's Bobby Blitz, Lamb of God + many others have teamed up to tell the tale of WSOU for the upcoming documentary 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story.'
Welcome to this quarterfinal matchup of March Metal Madness 2014. The goal of this year's bracketed competition is to find the greatest metal album of the 21st century. We're now down to eight contenders, with two heavyweights battling it out to come out of the Stage Dive Region.
Philm / ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently took a trip to Belfast, Ireland, to host a sold-out drumming workshop and master class. The legendary percussionist spoke about his departure from Slayer during a Q&A session, and for the first time, the specific financial issues which led to the split were made public by Lombardo.
Innovation ties these two acts together in our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century. Both Slayer and the Dillinger Escape Plan have created works which have busted genres wide open and blew minds, but who will move on beyond Round 2 in March Metal Madness 2014?
It's already been over a year since Slayer parted ways with drummer Dave Lombardo. The legendary kit master has been keeping busy with Philm and drumming workshops, but Lombardo's ousting from Slayer has allowed the stickman time to reconsider the relationships he had with his former bandmates.
These two bands have both been hailed as the most extreme of their generation. Though residing in different genres of metal, thrash and grindcore, both acts cranked up the intensity level of their respective genres while somehow churning out a product palatable for the metal masses. We're looking to find the best 21st century metal album in this March Metal Madness tournament. Could one of these two be given that distinction?
To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.