Posts Tagged ‘Slayer’


Rock Iconz, those purveyors of incredibly affordable and extremely detailed statues of, well, rock icons, have decided to devote a set to the almighty Slayer.  It’s interesting to note that the Slayer Iconz are a trio, Kerry King, Tom Araya, and Jeff Hanneman.  Yep, no Dave Lombardo, so we have that to look forward to in his next interview.  Then he’ll complain about being asked about the situation.  My biggest issue with these toys is their price, each is $125!  And to make things more shocking, the Jeff Hanneman figure has already sold out.  At $125!  Apparently Slayer fans have nearly as much disposable cash as KISS fans!  Click through the post to see photos of the figures.



Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus have announced a US tour for later this year.  The three week trek will take place November and December.  Dates below.


Battlecross premiered their cover of Slayer’s War Ensemble on satellite radio over the weekend. Now that track is available for streaming via the band’s Soundcloud page.


Download New Slayer Song

Posted: April 25, 2014 in New Tracks


Download the new slayer track here.


–Brain Trust–

Here is the new track from Slayer, Implode. The band’s first recorded output without Rick Rubin in 28 years! The band have also signed a new recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Hopefully we’ll get a new full length album soon.

–Brain Trust–

You can get Nuclear Blast clear vinyl reissues limited to 666 copies here:

South of Heaven

Reign in Blood

Season in the Abyss

If, like me, you read a lot of music books you’ve undoubtedly heard of the 33 1/3rd series.  A writer picks a specific record and writes a 100 page-or-so book about it.  Some of my favorite have been D.X. Farris’ Reign in Blood and Colin Meloy from the Decemberists covering The Replacements Let It Be album.  Each artist approaches the title with a different slant.  Meloy’s edition talks about his youth and how Discovering this album helped him find his place in the world.  Others, like John Darnielle’s edition covers Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality by telling a story of a youth in a mental institution and relates it to the album.

All that being said, the publisher today released the list of books that are up for nomination for 2014.  There are some notable metal albums here, and some that make one scratch their head.  The Crash Test Dummies’ God Shuffled His Feet and New Kids in the Block’s Hangin’ Tough.  Really?  I didn’t even think anyone remembered those bands.  There are, however, some great metal records on the list as well.  Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction and Metallica’s Black Album?  Yes, please.

Take a look at the list and leave your favorite in the comments section.

–Brain Trust–