More information on the passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been revealed, as a public celebration of his life is currently being worked out for later in May on a date to be determined, alongside his family and friends. This will be open to the public and more information will be announced shortly. Read more…
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Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013
Imagine yourself, 16 years old, dirty, riding around in your friend’s rusty pick-up listening to warbled Sabbath tapes, smoking dumpster weed, and generally not giving a fuck– until he pulls out a half-mangled Reign in Blood cassette. Your life was never the same after hearing those first ten seconds of adrenaline pumping, tallboy-induced thrash magic that is “Angel of Death.” Then, that middle part with the chugs and grit comes on and Tom is screaming, “WHEN YOUR BLOOD STARTS TO BOIL,” and you power-frown for the first time ever. You buy a guitar and hang posters of Dimebag, Kerry and Jeff, Hammett, Ian, Mustaine, etc., and these are those you see as larger than life – Gods amongst men – ageless guitar exemplars. Yep, that’s the story of most Slayer fans, or anyone who grew up on metal.
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Startling news from the Slayer camp, as drummer Dave Lombardo has announced he’s been replaced for the band’s upcoming Australia tour. Lombardo has posted a lengthy explanation to his fans via Facebook, and it appears money played a large part in his dismissal from the band.
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