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Slayer, Anthrax, Kvelertak – 02 Academy, Birmingham – 27/11/2015

With a society very much stuck in the epic nature of the now, tonight’s Slayer/Anthrax/Kvelertak show has been labelled as the metal event of the year by many. In a 2015 where we have already been blessed with a Slipknot/Korn tour, a Megadeth/Lamb Of God Tour and a host of …

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Slayer – ‘Repentless’

Any new album by the likes of Slayer is going to carry with it an understandable weight of expectation.  With ‘Repentless’, it is inevitably going to be even more so.  Not only is it the band’s first album in six long years but it is also the first since the …

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Slayer Shoot ‘Repentless’ Video in East LA

On Wednesday (26th Aug), in near 100-degree heat and high humidity, a riot broke out in the exercise yard of the Sybil Brand Institute, the women’s prison in East Los Angeles, where Slayer shot the music video for the new track ‘Repentless.’  In fact, while SLAYER performed the track under that punishing sun over …

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Slayer to headline Mayhem Festival tour

Slayer have been confirmed as the headliners for this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  It is the third time the touring festival. They will be joined on the event’s by King Diamond, HellYeah and The Devil Wears Prada.  The second stage will be headlined by Whitechapel, and also feature …

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SLAYER release 7″ vinyl pic disc for Record Store Day

SLAYER are set to unveil their first new track in nearly a year by way of Record Store Day on 18th April. ‘When The Stillness Comes’, plus a 2014 live recording from Wacken Open Air of ‘Black Magic’ (from the band’s 1983 album, ‘Show No Mercy’) will be available as …

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[prank] A Compendium of Iris’s Short Reviews

2015 is fun. Here are some ‘Twitter’ Reviews by Iris North The gist: Very freely associate words and phrases with whatever comes to mind first, based on the prompts. Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Departed EP: They’re cursed. Aptly named! Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds: Gospel?! *gasp* Metal …

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Rocklahoma 2015 – Line-up Announced 20th January 2015

Rocklahoma 2015 to feature performances from Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensryche, and many more for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party in Pryor, Oklahoma After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma–presented by Bud Light–returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds …

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Dave Lombardo interview, September 2014

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo played the Underworld in London earlier this month with his new band Philm.  I met up with him the next day to talk about the band. Planetmosh: Lets start by talking about last night.  You played Philm’s first ever UK show.  How did you enjoy …

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Killer Hurts – ‘Killer Hurts’

Killer Hurts album cover

The story of this debut album by Norwich old school thrashers Killer Hurts is a long and convoluted one… but one which also deserves to be told, as it is pretty much indicative of how the grassroots metal scene works and how those involved within its deepest machinations manage to …

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Wacken 2014 Day 2 – Friday Review

Friday Day Two at Wacken reviews include Skid Row, Santiano, Children Of Bodom, Apocalyptica, Saor Patrol, Rabbit At War, Motorhead, Carcass and Slayer. Skid Row by Sheila: Skid Row kick-start their early performance on the True Metal stage with ‘Let’s Go’ then ‘Big Guns’. Even though it’s just after midday …

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Dave Lombardo’s Philm to release second album in September

Dave Lombardo 2014

PHILM – featuring former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo – are to release their second album, ‘Fire From The Evening Sun’, on new label UDR Music, in September. It will be released on September 12 in Europe, September 15 in the UK and September 16 in the US. “UDR is honored …

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Sonisphere 2014 – Saturday 5th July – Review

Day two of the festival kicked off a little earlier than the previous day at 11am with Tesseract on the main stage. Alestorm, however, were the real treat of the morning opening the Saturn stage with ‘The Quest’ and continued their infectious jitterbug set with the likes of ‘The Drunken …

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Comeback Kid – Belfast, Queen’s University 02/07/2014

According to those who know about such things (in this case Wikipedia), ‘metal fatigue’ refers to repeated progressive and localized structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loadings.  In the case of tonight’s gig, it could equally refer to the damage caused to the local metal …

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Hellfest Open Air – Friday, 20th June 2014

With an estimated 138,000 people passing through the gates this year across the weekend, it’s clear that Hellfest is bigger than ever. Planetmosh took a trip across the pond to get a taste of the ‘ooh-la-laAAARGH’ at France’s biggest rock festival… With six stages operating a ‘three on, three off’ …

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Hellfest 2014 Review Blog – Friday 20th June

I arrive at Hellfest on a scorching sunny day which is unusual as it’s normally overcast/rainy on the Friday when I arrive. After checking in for my pass, I head around the new layout taking in all the improvements that have been made since last year.What a difference there is with …

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HELLFEST 2014 latest update – Dark Angel confirmed + running order changes

Hellfest have released this update: “More than 20 days before the opening of the doors of the festival, we are all very excited to welcome you and you submit the new configuration of the Hellfest 2014! We would like also to you announce small last minute changes: DEATH ANGEL (cancelled …

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ThrashBack Campaign!

In the year that Metallica are announced as headlining the iconic Glastonbury Festival, in addition to Sonisphere (the 40th anniversary of gigs at Knebworth) Universal Music is celebrating 30 years of Thrash music by re-issuing seminal albums from the founding fathers of this sub-genre for the ThrashBack campaign. Thrash music …

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WACKEN 2014 – latest May updates!

Three more Metal-Battle finalists confirmed! Wacken – we can confirm three more Metal-Battle finalists that will enlarge this year´s billing once more. The finals in Norway are over and the winner is a band called Timewaves. The band from Kristiansand beat all competitors and will now proceed to the finals …

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SLAYER sign new label deal with Nuclear Blast + deliver free download of new song ‘Implode’

Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of ‘Implode‘, the band’s first new studio recording in five years. Recorded …

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