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Slayer Christmas Light Show Dedicated to Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Slayer Christmas Light Show
YouTube: Slayer Bob

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.'

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Slayer vs. Megadeth – Classic Cage Match

Slayer vs Megadeth Classic Cage Match
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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.

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Slayer Reign Supreme in New York City With Support From Gojira and 4ARM

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slayer returned to New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden for the first time in 25 years on Thanksgiving Eve, and metal fans certainly had a lot to be grateful for after witnessing the legendary band deliver a set of 'old-school' classics.

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Dave Lombardo ‘Got Some Bad Advice’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

As Slayer do press during their current North American tour, one subject that has been coming up often is the circumstances behind former drummer Dave Lombardo's departure from the band.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Explains Why There Haven’t Been ‘Big 4′ Shows Since 2011

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Metal fans rejoiced back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 4 of thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) joined forces for a handful of shows around the world, including the most recent one at New York's Yankee Stadium in September 2011. Fans still holding out hope that these four metal powerhouses might join forces again on the same stage in the future may not get their way.

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Win a Set of 10 Remastered Slayer Vinyl Albums!

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Just in time for the holidays, Slayer are reissuing 10 of their seminal albums on vinyl and Loudwire and Noisecreep have teamed up with the band to give away a full set of all 10 discs that are being released by American Recordings.

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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Elaborates on Drummer Dave Lombardo’s Exit From the Band

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In a recent interview, frontman Tom Araya revealed some information about the ouster of drummer Dave Lombardo' from the band. Now, in a new interview, he goes into more detail about why Slayer parted ways with Lombardo.

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Slayer To Reissue 10 Albums on 180-Gram Vinyl

Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.

If you've been trying to figure out what to get that Slayer fan on your Christmas list this year, worry no more. Ten Slayer albums will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on Dec. 10.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Talks Touring, New Album Progress, Jeff Hanneman + More

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Slayer's iconic axeman Kerry King was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the band's current tour, moving forward

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Rob Halford vs. Tom Araya – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

Rob Halford vs. Tom Araya
Dave Etheridge-Barnes, Getty Images / Mary Oullette, SheWillShootYou.com

Two metal legends face a tough matchup as Rob Halford is up against Tom Araya in Round 2.

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