Tom Araya

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    November 13, 2013

    Slayer Will Play Tribute to Jeff Hanneman on This Tour, Just Not the Way They Wanted To

    This year marks thrash metal's 30th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than watching one of the Big Four bands that helped to bring it to the masses? Tonight, Slayer will bring their pulse-pounding metal to the South Side Ballroom at Gilley's in Dallas. It's their first tour since guitar ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Jeff Hanneman of Slayer is Dead

    Slayer's social media outlets are reporting that founding member Jeff Hanneman died Thursday morning at 11am, of liver failure. A constant of the band from his first meeting with Kerry King in 1981 until taking his leave from the band in 2011 due to a case of necrotizing fasciitis potentially contra ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Mayhem Festival - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 7/10/12

    Mayhem Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Tuesday, July 10 See also: The fans of Mayhem Festival As I parked next to the Amsterdam and walked through Fair Park's Esplanade yesterday, I took in the neo-modernist sculptures and murals that adorn the Art Deco buildings. The closer I got to the Gexa Ener ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at Center

    Slayer, Megadeth, CenterSeptember 24, 2010Better than: getting sick from fried Oreos at the State Fair. Dylan HollingsworthSlayer's Kerry King was beaming on Friday night.​Usually, it's a proving ground when a band plays before Slayer. And, if you're worthy of sharing the s ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Year in Review: Heavy Metal's Best Albums of 2009 Take It Over the Top

    This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties. ​Mastod ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 30, 2007

    Use Your Illusion

    Slayer's leader talks spirituality, slaughterhouses and Simon

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    June 1, 2006

    Devil's Day

    This Tuesday, Satan's gaping black mouth shall spit forth...the new Ice Cube CD

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    December 2, 2004

    Bloody Reign

    Slayer forgoes the usual midlife crisis. Who needs fast cars when you have speed metal?

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