Watch a Nine-Second Video of a Slayer Fan Raging to “Raining Blood” During Hurricane Matthew

Lane Pittman, a.k.a. GingerLife, is a guitar player from Florida who's attracted something of a social media following for his impressive mane of red hair.
Anna Gaca / October 9, 2016

Ryan Adams Played Bluegrass Covers of Slayer and Black Sabbath at Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams is apt to cover just about anything. Performing at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday with the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm, he opted for…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2016

Watch Slayer Slay All the Extras in the NSFW Video for ‘You Against You’

Thrash titans Slayer have released a new video for their Repentless song "You Against You," but it's more of a short action film. The seven-minute clip is officially the prequel to…
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2016

Watch Dave Grohl Perform ‘Ace of Spades’ With Members of Slayer, Pantera, and Metallica

Dimebash, the annual celebration of the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, went down at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles last night, and in addition to honoring…
James Grebey / January 23, 2016

Review: Without Their Late Guitarist, Slayer Are Closer to Shameless Than ‘Repentless’

Given Slayer’s legendary status, a smidgen of deference was to be expected upon the arrival of Repentless, the 11th studio album from the thrash-metal icons.
Kim Kelly / September 14, 2015

Slayer Start a Prison Riot in the Gory Video for ‘Repentless’

In SPIN's recent Words of Wisdom interview, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said that he liked to "be the bad guy," and with the video for…
Colin Joyce / September 11, 2015

Slayer’s Kerry King Doesn’t Pay Attention to ‘Dips**ts on the Internet’

Since Slayer released their most recent blood- and spittle-stained metal masterwork, World Painted Blood, back in 2009, the entire face of the band they started as…
Colin Joyce / September 10, 2015

Slayer Share Barbarous New Track, ‘Cast the First Stone’

Iconic masters of thrash metal and rescuers of kittens Slayer are dropping Relentless, their first new album in six years, next month, and on Monday they…
James Grebey / August 31, 2015

Slayer Make it Into the Smithsonian Institution

The Apollo 11 command module, the Hope Diamond, the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington... and Slayer. All of these things are now in the Smithsonian.
James Grebey / August 6, 2015

Slayer Are Fed Up and Unapologetic on ‘Repentless’ Title Track

The thrash metal legends and noted Kardashian haters in Slayer have issued the latest track from their forthcoming 11th studio album. "Repentless" is the record's…
Colin Joyce / June 19, 2015

Slayer Guitarist Gary Holt Sports ‘Kill the Kardashians’ Shirt at New York Show

Last year, Kendell Jenner hosted the MuchMusic video awards wearing a Slayer t-shirt and it seems that lately the band have been, uh, returning the…
Colin Joyce / June 18, 2015

Bonnaroo 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

We trekked down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to take part in the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Among the highlights: Live performances by…
SPIN Staff / June 15, 2015

Adult Swim’s 2015 Singles Series: Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Chromatics, More

Adult Swim's yearly Singles Series has become a pretty solid source of spectacular, free one-off tracks, and based on the lineup, 2015's edition should be…
Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

See Metallica, Slayer, and More Metal Icons Get an 8-Bit Makeover

If you ever listened to some of your favorite heavy metal tracks and thought "dang, this is great, but I wish it was more like…
James Grebey / January 21, 2015

Watch Two Guys Play an Epic Slayer Medley on Children’s Instruments

Can metal still be hardcore if it's played on pink instruments in a toy-strewn basement? Based off of this video of two guys playing an…
James Grebey / January 7, 2015
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