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Slayer Open 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards With Surprise Set Featuring New Song ‘Implode’

Slayer Tom Araya
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

At last year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the night was unofficially dedicated to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. This year, however, the Golden Gods were kicked off in brilliant fashion as Slayer took the stage for a surprise three-song set.

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Drummer Dave Lombardo Doesn’t Ever Foresee a Reunion With Slayer

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Ousted drummer Dave Lombardo doesn't ever foresee a return to Slayer. This news shouldn't shock the fans who have been following (or have been bummed out by) the drama surrounding Lombardo's most recent exit from the band. Things have been acrimonious and messy, with private details about financials and other business and personal issues becoming public knowledge.

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Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival

Korn - Slayer - Rob Zombie
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Antonio Marino, Loudwire

You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more.

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Guitarist Gary Holt Discusses Upcoming Tour, Adapting to Slayer + Exodus Album Plans

Slayer Gary Holt
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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.

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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Metallica Slayer
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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.

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Lamb of God, Slayer, Overkill Members + More Appear in ‘Pirates of the Airwaves’ Documentary

Lamb of God / Slayer / Overkill
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.'

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Slayer vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2014, Quarterfinals

Slayer vs. System of a Down
American (2)

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.

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Dave Lombardo Claims He Only Made $67,000 From Slayer’s $4.4 Million Gross in 2011

Slayer Dave Lombardo
Courtesy of Slayer

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.

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Slayer vs. The Dillinger Escape Plan – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

Slayer vs. Dillinger Escape Plan
American / Relapse

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?

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Dave Lombardo on Slayer: ‘They Weren’t Really My Friends, They Were Just Business Partners’

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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