Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.
Since the untimely death of Slayer guitar legend Jeff Hanneman, fans have been questioning whether or not the band would be able to continue on. As the main songwriter of the pioneering thrash act, Hanneman left a massive hole in Slayer, but fellow guitarist Kerry King is determined to make it work, already having penned an album's worth of material and feeling "more prepared than I've been before any record."
Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.
In a new interview, Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King revealed that the legendary thrash band was no longer signed to Rick Rubin's label, American Recordings. The news was quite surprising, as the band have worked with Rubin ever since recording 'Reign in Blood' in 1986. However, it turns out Slayer may be sticking with Rubin, as evidenced in an official statement from the band.
This may be the most impressive metal Christmas light show we've ever posted. Paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a dedicated metalhead took the time to put together a phenomenal light show using a medley of Slayer anthems including 'Hell Awaits,' 'Angel of Death,' 'War Ensemble,' 'Raining Blood' and 'New Faith.'
As the year winds down and fewer new songs hit the airwaves, we're forgoing our traditional Cage Match in favor of the Classic Cage Match! Here we pit two classic tracks that came out long before Loudwire ever started the Cage Match and see how they fare against each other. This first-ever Classic Cage Match features two songs off legendary 1986 metal albums.