Posts tagged "slayer"

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…
By: 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 a…
By: James Grebey / January 7, 2015

Slayer Saved a Homeless Kitten in Indianapolis

In the midst of their country-wide tour, thrash-metal forerunners Slayer took some time to display their soft side. Prior to a set at…
By: Colin Joyce / December 7, 2014

Sonisphere 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Sonisphere Festival returned to England's Knebworth Park over the July 4 weekend, bringing a cavalcade of ripping metal bands to a stately Downto…
By: SPIN Staff / July 7, 2014

Riot Fest Celebrates Tenth Anniversary With Ten Performances of Classic Albums

Earlier this week, organizers for Riot Fest Chicago announced the annual showcase's 2014 lineup, featuring the Cure, Jane's Addiction, the Flaming Lips, Weezer,…
By: Colin Joyce / May 15, 2014

Polish Slayer Fans Rename Traffic Circle ‘Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit’

A city in Poland has saluted the late Jeff Hanneman by naming a traffic circle after the Slayer guitarist. As metal fan forum…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 7, 2014

Aaron Paul Raises a ‘Hellion’ in Unflashy Broken-Home Drama

SPIN is in Park City, Utah, traversing snow and cutting queues to bring you reviews of the next big films (and flops) as they make…
By: Chris Martins / January 18, 2014

Rock on the Range 2014 Lineup: Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Mastodon, and More

Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock will all take the stage at this year's Rock on the Range festival.
By: Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2014

Slayer and Gojira Shred for a Grateful Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving Eve

So Slayer played Madison Square Garden the night before Thanksgiving, along with like-minded (and French!) shred-heads Gojira, who who are pretty psyched to…
By: Krista Schlueter / December 2, 2013

Old Slayer and Fresh Fruit: Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier’s Metal Musts

On October 25 in Las Vegas, French metal beasts Gojira kicked off a North American tour they'll spend tenderizing audiences as the opening…
By: Jeanette D. Moses / November 8, 2013

Metal Babes: Rare Photos of Slayer and Metallica from the Early Days of Thrash

Forget earthquakes, thrash metal was the biggest, loudest tectonic shift to hit California in the early '80s. Led by Slayer and Metallica, the bands combined…
By: Ken Bachor / June 13, 2013

Metal Greats Toast Jeff Hanneman With Jagermeister and a Mosh Pit

Droves of Slayer fans paid their respects to late guitarist Jeff Hanneman during a public memorial service held in Los Angele…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 24, 2013

Slayer to Honor Jeff Hanneman With Public ‘Memorial Celebration’ in Los Angeles

Slayer fans will be able to pay their respects to the band's fallen guitarist at the Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration on May 23…
By: Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died Due to Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death last week from liver failure was caused by alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, the band has confirmed.
By: Marc Hogan / May 10, 2013

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died at the age of 49. An announcement came from the band's publicist late Thursday (May 2) explaining that he…
By: Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

Nick Oliveri Joins Slayer, Exodus, and Amen Bros for Thrash Metal Supergroup

Things are looking up for former Queens of the Stone Age member Nick Oliveri. Not only has the oft-embattled bassist made up with his old…
By: Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Backstage With Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and More at Mayhem Fest

To get intimate shots of the most evil bands in the land, SPIN snuck past a gauntlet of hellhounds and pitchfork-wielding demons to meet them…
By: SPIN Staff / July 2, 2012

Philm, ‘Harmonic’ (Ipecac)

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo attempts Deftones, Unsane, Faith No More alt-metal; king of duggadugga just too funkless.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / May 16, 2012

My Favorite Things: Slayer’s Kerry King

This week: Kerry King, the burly and tattooed guitarist for heavy metal outfit Slayer.The Huntington Park, CA, quartet are touring all summer with Rob Zombie.
By: SPIN Staff / June 30, 2011
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