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Slayer was a thrash metal band from US, formed in 1981. The band was founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. The band was credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth.

Slayer's musical traits involve fast tremolo picking, guitar solos, double bass drumming, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as death, deviants, suicide, genocide, necrophilia Read more on Last.fm

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Missing The Big Four in Eastern Europe? Just go to the cinema, obv

June 17th, 2010

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Yeah, that’s one of the most metal photos ever, right? Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax may well be doing the rounds on the Continent (Poland done, Switzerland next, then Czech Republic probably reviewed RIGHT HERE ON THRASH HITS!!) but if you can’t be arsed flying Ryanair to a miserable European field, you can just watch them in the cinema. Seriously. #SRSLY?

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End of the Decade: bits & bobs celebrating the 2000s (Noughties?)

December 31st, 2009

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Linkin Park are the biggest selling band of this decade, nay, century. That’s a statement that really hurts, isn’t it. They’ve sold more records than Metallica, Iron Maiden or even The Beatles. Yes, feel free to weep because there doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. Right? WRONG!

There really have been some amazing bands, albums and songs that have have had an amazing effect over the past ten years and we’re going to focus on them with loads of celebratory articles about them. And this is where you can find all of them. Handy, eh?

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How do you make Lemmy cry? “Make him unable to play music, I would imagine.”

December 4th, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago, you might’ve heard that cover of Lemmy singing a cover of ‘Stand By Me’ with Dave Lombardo on drum duties. For the first ever Motorhead/Slayer collaboration, it was a bit of WTF-moment to be honest. So we tracked down Baron, the producer somewhat responsible, to get some answers. That’s him up there on the right.

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A to Z of the Noughties: Slayer to Zakk Wylde

November 20th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Slayer
No Slayer, no thrash. Right? Following their four classic ’80s albums, Slayer’s four ’90s albums received a varied reception as the band branched out in style. During this last decade, Slayer have succeeded in cementing their classic status thanks mainly to God Hates Us All and the return-to-form Christ Illusion. Dozens of metal’s biggest names have toured with Slayer since the turn of the century including In Flames, Children of Bodom, Biohazard, Cradle of Filth, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson and Amon Amarth. Lombardo has been back behind the kit and we all worship Kerry King. The release of World Painted Blood sees Slayer head towards it’s 30th Anniversary…

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Album: Slayer – World Painted Blood

November 9th, 2009

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World Painted Blood
American Recordings
02 November 2009

by Mark Eglinton

Sometimes waiting is a very good thing. Not always, but sometimes. On first listen to World Painted Blood back in what must have been mid August, it would have been condemned, mostly for production reasons, as their worst record since well..their last bad record.

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Get your Slayer November tour tickets before everyone else

September 15th, 2009

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When Slayer announced earlier this week their pretty-much annual Autumn tour of the UK, we were pleased, though not exactly surprised. We’re sure there are plenty of you are looking forward to buying tickets for it when they go on sale on Friday.

Unless of course you make use the cheeky pre-sale link we stumbled upon this morning to buy them today.

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