Iron Maiden’s famous logo is featured on all of the band’s releases and official compilations. While Maiden bassist Steve Harris has claimed he created the typeface himself, there is also belief that the origin of the font is from Vic Fair’s poster design for the 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’
For the last two months the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been bringing a healthy dose of metal and mayhem to stops across the U.S. After finally making its way to the East Coast, the metal extravaganza wraps up today (Aug. 5) clocking in its last show at the Comcast Centre in Hartford. Ct.
Slayer have been thrash masters for over 30 years. Having released 11 studio albums, the band discovered their sound right away and have been pummeling fans ever since, so it's no surprise that guitarist Kerry King is promising "the same record we've been giving them for the last 20 years."
The 'Metal Masters' clinics have been a big success, and earlier this year they branched out to Los Angeles with a performance at the Key Club featuring Down's Philip Anselmo, Slayer's Kerry King and Dave Lombardo, and Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Frank Bello along with Adrenaline Mob's Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Chris Broderick and Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler turning up to lend a hand.
Get ready for the most awesome list of requests ever, and it's right from the desk of Slayer. At the 2011 Fun Fun Fun Fest, the band requested 50,000 live bees, 100 snow-white goats for slaughter, blood-proof umbrellas, a sandwich platter arranged in the form of a pentagram and one human skull full of Red Hots.
Slayer's Dave Lombardo on Mayhem Fest + Life on the Road
As Slayer are currently on the road with the 2012 Mayhem Festival, guitarist Kerry King has given fans a bit more info about Slayer's next album, which could see a release as soon as early 2013. The guitarist, who also provides lyrics for the band, is hoping to get some work done while on tour before hitting the studio once again at the conclusion of the touring Mayhem Fest.