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12-Year-Old Kid Pounds Skins To Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death’ – Best of YouTube

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Back in the day, kids used to have to hide their "devil music" from their parents. Bands like Slayer were household taboo and if you were caught listening to them or even having one of their records, it could mean you're seeing nothing but the four walls of your room for the next couple weekends. Now, parents are showing their kids Slayer and the results are astonishing.

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Slayer Announce Fall 2013 North American Tour

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Tim Tronckoe

After previously announcing concerts in Los Angeles and New York, Slayer have now revealed they will be embarking on a full, five week tour of North America. The trek launches Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska (the first time Slayer has played there since 1996) with supporting bands Gojira and 4Arm.

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Dave Lombardo vs. Mike Portnoy – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo
Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo

This quarterfinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament features two highly respected former members of two of metal's favorite bands, as ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo takes on ex-Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy!

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Jeff Hanneman’s Widow Kathryn Recalls How She First Met the Slayer Guitarist

Jeff Hanneman
Herfitz PR / Photo Credit: Andrew Stuart

Of course, the metal world misses iconic Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The axeman was one of thrash metal's greatest songwriters and it's truly sad that Hanneman will never bestow us with another gigantic riff. As much as we miss Hanneman, it's nothing compared to what the guitarist's wife Kathryn must be going through. In memory of her late husband, Kathryn Hanneman recently shared the sort-of heartwarming and metal-as-hell story of how the two met.

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Slayer Graffiti Initially Investigated as Hate Crime on Long Island, New York

Tom Araya
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Who? What? Where? When? How? In a report from the Patch, metal hooligans in Commack, New York, vandalized a building in Wicks Park by painting the Slayer logo and a pentagram alongside it (see a photo of the graffiti here). Local police initially investigated the vandalism to be associated with a hate crime after a resident had placed a call to the authorities. 

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Slayer Confirmed to Play Two Historic Venues After 25-Year Absence, Gojira + 4Arm to Support

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slayer have just confirmed that they will play two iconic venues that they haven't performed at in 25 years, and to make the news even more juicy, Gojira and 4Arm will be going along for the ride. 

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Dine by the Sword: Slayer-Inspired Curry Restaurant ‘Calayer’ Opens in Japan

Slayer
Photo Credit: Mark Seliger

Planning to visit Osaka, Japan in the near future? You're in luck! Because the city is home to the world's most brutal curry restaurant, Calayer!

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Slayer, Gojira, Descendents, Flag + More Set for Austin’s 2013 Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup

Slayer
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The eclectic Fun Fun Fun Fest has revealed this year’s full artist lineup, with Slayer, Descendents and Flag (featuring members of Black Flag) earning headlining spots throughout the three-day event scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at the Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas.  

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Zakk Wylde Talks Sober Living, Remembers Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman – Exclusive Video

Zakk Wylde
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Iconic guitarist Zakk Wylde stopped by the Loudwire studio for a lovely chat not too long ago. We'll be posting our full interview with the Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne shredder soon, but in this portion of Wylde's visit, Brother Zakk went in-depth about his newly sober lifestyle and late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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Slayer + Philip Anselmo Perform Pantera Classic During Concert in Greece

Phil Anselmo + Kerry King
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Metal fans in Greece were lucky enough to witness a collaboration of godlike awesomeness last night (July 1), as Slayer and Phil Anselmo converged onstage to perform a classic metal anthem. Slayer and Anselmo have jammed together in the past, notably during the most recent Metal Masters clinic, but the Greek crowd was still privy to a rare and pummeling performance of Pantera's 'F---ing Hostile.'

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