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Slayer reveal official cause of death of Jeff Hanneman
Slayer has posted the official word on the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman passed away last week. Though it was known that "liver failure" was at the root of his passing, some had theorized that it was due to the necrotizing fasciitis infection. The band shed a little more light on the circumstances: We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's…
Dave Lombardo kicked off Australian tour, future with the band uncertain
In a surprising change to their almost static lineup, Slayer has parted ways with founding drummer Dave Lombardo. Lombardo founded the thrash metal pioneers with Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, and Kerry King though he left the band for a decade beginning 1992. He made a…
The Avett Brothers: 'The Carpenter'
Folk/rock act The Avett Brothers are streaming their upcoming full-length, The Carpenter, via NPR. The album is due out September 11, 2012. You can check out the stream…
AOL's Noisecreep talks to Tom Araya of Slayer
AOL's Noisecreep recently sat down with Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya. Araya discussed receiving the keys to the city of his hometown of Vina del Mar, Chile; the balance between his Catholic faith and the lyrical content in some of Slayer's music; touring and being separated from his family; and most importantly, how big a fan of country music he is. You can click Read More for the…
The Avett Brothers: "Live and Die"
The Avett Brothers have posted the first single from their next album and second for American Recordings. The group, who are described as "blending bluegrass, folk and punk with a rock'n'roll attitude," will release The Carpenter on September 11, 2012.…
Slayer begin writing next album
Updates have come out of the camp of thrash titans Slayer. Drummer Dave Lombardo posted on his Facebook page saying the band has begun writing their next studio album. The record would follow 2009's World Painted Blood. According to a previous statement by bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, though, the band will not enter the studio without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who has been undergoing treatment…
Danzig plans "Legacy" set with Samhain, Misfits members added to Riot Fest
Riot Fest has announced the final headliner for the Chicago version of the festival. The promoters have confirmed that Glenn Danzig will be performing a "Legacy" set, featuring music from his various incarnations from Misfits to Samhain to Danzig. To that end, he has recruited members of…
Gogol Bordello: "Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher)"
Gogol Bordello have released their new video for "Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher)." The track comes from their major label debut, Trans-Continental Hustle.…
Slayer announces vinyl box set
Slayer will be releasing a new vinyl discography box set called The Vinyl Conflict. The limited edition album will feature ten albums on 11 discs: Reign In Blood, South of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss, Decade of Aggression (Double LP), Divine Inter vention, Undisputed Attitude, God Hates Us All, Christ Illusion and World Painted Blood. All ten albums have been re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and were pressed on the highest quality,…
Gogol Bordello: "Pala Tute"
Gogol Bordello have posted the new video for "Pala Tute." The track comes from their latest album, Trans-Continental Hustle. Check it out here.…
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