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R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman

May 3, 2013

I’ve been taking my time to put this up. The news about Jeff Hanneman has devastated the metal community and I’m still in shock that it’s actually true. For many of us, Slayer are the ultimate metal band. Fans from all genres of the music could relate to Slayer and Jeff’s music. He was the driving […]

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (July 1st, 2014)

July 2, 2014

If you’re an Irish metal fan, you can be forgiven for thinking SLAYER are the only metal band in the entire world these days. After all, the group has performed here six times in the last year and there’s still tonight’s sold out Academy show to go. While other major metal bands appear to have […]

SLAYER: New Music and Return to Ireland!

April 24, 2014

2014 is definitely looking much brighter than last year for the mightiest of all gods – SLAYER. Flash back to this time last year and the world was just days away from hearing the news that founding guitarist and chief songwriter, Jeff Hanneman had passed. After years battling a flesh eating virus, Jeff finally succumbed […]

Review: EXODUS – Live @ The Button Factory, Dublin (Aug 12th, 2013)

August 14, 2013

  ..”I don’t want you here, I fucking rule this place..” Rob Dukes to Security, Dublin 2013. After  three year absence, Exodus are finally back in town. The legendary thrash metallers have been punishing the European festival circuit over the last few weeks and they’re nicely warmed up to give Dublin one of its few […]

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (June 10th, 2013)

June 11, 2013

It’s amazing how much has changed in the Slayer camp  since this show was announced. Back in March, we were all happy and safe knowing Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Dave Lombardo were all happy and.., well happy as in Jeff was in his second year of absenteeism from the band and Dave had just […]

Dave Lombardo Officially Out of Slayer

May 31, 2013

The news we were all dreading and expecting has arrived. Dave Lombardo is officially out of SLAYER…. Again. Slayer confirmed the news last night and named Paul Bostaph as their new drummer. That’s right, it’s 1992 again. Paul took over the sticks from Dave 19 years ago when the band had their last major falling […]

SLAYER Confirm 2013 Summer Tour Will Go Ahead

May 9, 2013

In the wake of losing SLAYER co-founder, Jeff Hanneman, last week, Tom Araya and Kerry King have just released a statement confirming their summer tour will go ahead as had been widely expected. The band announced the news by posting the following statement on their Facebook page. NOTE FROM TOM AND KERRY TO UK/EURO FANS: […]

SLAYER Announce 2013 Dublin & Belfast shows

March 5, 2013

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for! Legendary thrash metal band, Slayer, have confirmed shows in both Dublin and Belfast for this summer. The war starting juggernauts will steamroll into Ireland to play two intimate shows at Dublin’s The Academy and Belfast’s Limelight on May 10th and 12th respectively. Old filthty Tickets There is holding […]

Have SLAYER fired Dave?

February 21, 2013

Dave Lombardo received an unwelcome letter earlier, when his own band’s solicitor informed him his services won’t be required for Slayer’s upcoming Australian tour. Dave made a statement which pointed towards his recent interest in the band’s income as the reason. According to Dave, Slayer are only taking home 10% of their touring gross which […]