Tag: Tom Araya
As announced by SLAYER, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates. He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26.
Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming stint as touring guitarist for one of metal’s most venerated bands:
“How can I put into words how excited I am to have been asked to play with SLAYER? Hard to describe for sure. Legendary band, check. Old friends since the birth of thrash metal. Check. Get to play ‘Angel Of Death’ live, priceless! I’ll do my best to live up to the standard they’ve set for so many years, while we all wish Jeff a speedy return to health and his rightful place in SLAYER.”
SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman is currently recuperating at home after emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite. He is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the SLAYER line-up as soon as he has fully recovered.
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SLAYER and JOB FOR A COWBOY have announced their plans to release Metal Club exclusive pieces on Black Friday (11/26), which is a big day for Metal Club releases which also includes Metallica‘s “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″.
SLAYER will be releasing the World Painted Blood 7″ with a previously unreleased track, “Atrocity Vendor,” as part of the special limited-edition single. Written by Kerry King, the track was recorded during the 2009 “World Painted Blood” sessions. “Atrocity Vendor” will be paired with the Tom Araya/Jeff Hanneman-penned track “World Painted Blood,” and released in a clear sleeve on red vinyl.
Arizona death metal band Job For A Cowboy will release Ruination as a limited-edition 3×10″ colored (orange/red/green) vinyl/CD box set. The collection includes the latest Metal Blade Records release Ruination split on two separate colored 10-inch vinyl LP’s, with the third LP encompassing rare and unreleased live and cover songs.
About Metal Club:
Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases. Please visit here for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.
Other Metal Club releases include:
Metallica – “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″ (11/26)
Anthrax - “Live at the Sonisphere” Picture Disc (11/26)
The Damned Things – “Ironiclast/We’ve Got A Situation Here” 7″/CD Single (11/26)
Monster Magnet – Mastermind Special Edition Box Set (Available Now)
The Sword - “(The Night The Sky Cried) Tears of Fire” Hexagonal Picture Disc (Available Now)
SLAYER to release ‘Live Intrusion’ on DVD and rerelease ‘Still Reigning’ & ‘War At The Warfield’ August 17th
On August 17th, 2010, SLAYER‘s 2003′s War At The Warfield and 2004′s Still Reigning will be reissued, and, for the first time ever, 1995′s Live Intrusion, having been digitally remastered, will also be available on DVD. All three will be sold separately at retail and online ($13.98 each), and the Limited Edition Slayer Live DVD 3-Pak ($29.98), will be available exclusively on Slayer‘s website.
“I remember around God Hates Us All,” said Slayer‘s Kerry King, “asking when we were going to make a DVD of Live Intrusion. So, here we are, ten years later, and it’s about time.”
Every one of the Slayer live-in-concert DVDs represents a different era of the band:
Live Intrusion was recorded on March 12th, 1995 at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, AZ, and features guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, and drummer Paul Bostaph. The disc, which is certified Gold, includes some of the most classic Slayer songs such as ‘Raining Blood‘ and ‘War Ensemble‘, but also some early special tracks like ‘At Dawn They Sleep‘ and ‘Captor Of Sin‘. As a bonus, MACHINE HEAD‘s Robb Flynn and Chris Kontos join the band on-stage for a cover of VENOM‘s ‘Witching Hour‘. The opening of Live Intrusion features a look at some of the band’s very unique fans, in particular, with special emphasis placed upon the fan from the mid-90s who had “Slayer” carved onto his forearm. In addition, the quality of Live Intrusion is high-end, as the original VHS master was located and used to create the DVD.
War At The Warfield was filmed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA on December 7th, 2001, and like Live Intrusion, features drummer Paul Bostaph, marking his last release with Slayer before original drummer, Dave Lombardo, rejoined the band. ‘Seasons In The Abyss‘, ‘Mandatory Suicide‘, and ‘Disciple‘ are some of the jewels on this live collection that debuted at #3 on Billboard’s DVD chart, and has since been certified Gold.
Filmed at the Civic Center in Augusta, ME on July 11th, 2004, Still Reigning – also Gold certified and voted Best Live DVD by the readers of Revolver magazine – was directed by Dean Karr and recreates Slayer‘s thrash/punk, 28-minute classic 1986 album Reign In Blood performed in its entirety. The end of the video features the “Wall of Blood“, with the band, their instruments, and the stage completely drenched by a downpour of 150 liters of “blood“.
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SLAYER recently spent the day filming a live performance for AOL Sessions, which will be launching this week. While Beverly Hills, CA might not be the first place you would associate with the band’s feral brand of thrash and speed metal, the legendary act wasted no time showing the small crew of cameramen and sound engineers why they are considered gods among men.
Although Slayer had to cancel a slew of live dates recently due to bassist-vocalist Tom Araya‘s recovery from back surgery, the group showed no signs of wear and tear during the Sessions performance. Araya and his bandmates tore through a set of material that pulled from their most recent album, 2009′s World Painted Blood, plus a few classics from their stellar catalog.
You can find the behind the scenes footage here.