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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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Tom Araya vs. Chuck Billy – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Tom Araya vs. Chuck Billy
Mary Oullette, SheWillShootYou.com / Charles Epting, Loudwire

This Greatest Metal Frontman first-round matchup features members from two of thrash metal’s most celebrated acts, Slayer and Testament

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Slayer Setlist Revealed From Las Vegas Tour Kickoff

Slayer
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Slayer kicked off their North American fall tour run last night (Oct. 25) in Las Vegas, delivering on their recent promise of serving up what can best be described as 'Old School Slayer Night.'

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Metal, News

Slayer to Perform ‘Old School’ Set on Fall North American Tour

Slayer
Tim Tronckoe

A few days ago, Slayer announced that they would be performing a singular "Old School Slayer Night" performance at the Hollywood Palladium. However, after initial rehearsals, Slayer have decided to bring the old-school set to every concert on their current North American tour!

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Metal, News

Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax + Megadeth Members Lead ‘Metal Masters 5′ Show

Kerry King Rex Brown Phil Anselmo
Mark Metcalfe / Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Watch out Orange County! 'Metal Masters 5' will be taking place at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. with an all-star lineup of metal greats taking part. The event is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya on Jeff Hanneman’s Legacy, Upcoming Album + More

Slayer's Tom Araya
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

We were recently fortunate enough to speak with legendary Slayer frontman Tom Araya. During our talk with singer-bassist, he opened up wide about late Slayer guitarist and creative force Jeff Hanneman, his mindset with creating new material without Hanneman and how he would like Jeff to be remembered.

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Slayer Unveil Sunglasses Line

Slayer Sunglasses
Arnette

In addition to the practical function of protecting your eyes from the sun, the right pair of sunglasses can add an air of mystery and coolness. And what's cooler than Slayer? The legendary thrashers have teamed up with Arnette to lend their savage style to some of the company's eyewear.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News

Slayer Forced to Nix First Alaska Gig in 17 Years

Slayer
Tim Tronckoe

Bad news to report for Slayer fans in Alaska. Although the legendary thrash band was scheduled to perform at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage on Oct. 22, the show has been canceled.

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3-Year-Old Rocks Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ With Dad – Best of YouTube

Kid Playing Slayer With Dad
YouTube: ZGE1959

Father to son bonds are always viewed as one of the most endearing relationships two people can have. Often times, a son will idolize his father and become a fan of the same sports teams and share similar hobbies. Here, we see a father and his 3-year-old son sharing musical tastes during a rendition of ... wait for it ... Slayer's 'Raining Blood'!

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Filed Under: Category: Best of YouTube, Metal, Videos

Slayer’s Tom Araya Recalls Learning About Bandmate Jeff Hanneman’s Passing

Tom Araya
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

We were recently given the privilege of speaking with Slayer frontman Tom Araya for an exclusive interview. Our chat with Araya was truly unique, as you'll see while we roll out more and more of the interview in the very near future. In this portion of our talk, Araya opened up to reveal the moment he heard that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman had passed away.

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