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  • METAL NEWS: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    PHOTO BY VICTORIA MORSE REMIX BY SCARY TERRY UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS LISCENSE

    PHOTO BY VICTORIA MORSE, REMIXED AND USED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE

     

    Slayer reported the following on their Facebook page:


     

    Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

    Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)


     

    This news does come as a shock.  Hanneman had been inactive with the band since early 2011 after a spider bite caused him to develop necrotizing fasciitis in his hand, leaving him unable to play.  However, there had been no indication from anyone in the Slayer camp that his health had deteriorated any further.

    Kerry King had mentioned in a recent interview that he would be okay with Hanneman's fill-in, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, staying on with the band.  Whether King was aware of the extent of Hanneman's health issues at the time of the interview is unknown.

    If you're a fan of the more aggressive, thrashier side of metal, your favorite bands owe a debt of gratitude to Hanneman.

    One of the greatest metal concerts I ever attended was Slayer and Testament at the Cincinnati Gardens.  It was on the Season in the Abyss tour, and it was magnificent.

    This Saturday on Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare, we go all-Slayer from 9pm to Midnight on Rock 94.7/102.9, online at www.rock947.com/listen-live or on your Android or Apple device when you download the Rock 94.7 app.

    R.I.P., Jeff.

    ~Scary FN Terry

  • Pro Wrestlers VS Zombies.

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Rowdy Roddy Piper, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Matt Hardy, and Kurt Angle opening up a can of whoop-ass on the walking dead?

    Hell and YES!

    This can't come out soon enough!

  • METAL NEWS: Rob Zombie goes black metal

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    ROB ZOMBIE AND JOHN 5 AT ROCK FEST 2011

    Rob Zombie and John 5 at Rock Fest 2011, looking decidedly less black metal.

    Rob Zombie's new film, Lords of Salem, had its limited theater run last week.  This week it goes full bore.  See if it's playing near you by clicking HERE.

    Anyhow, the movie features a fictional black metal band, The Fleeing Serpent.  If you've ever wondered what Rob would sound like as the lead vocalist of a black metal band, here you go.  (Some NSFW words flash on the screen for a millisecond.):

    It's no Marduk, but it'll do...

  • METAL NEWS: Barn Burner burns out

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Canadian metal band Barn Burner called it quits today via their Book of Face page.

    We actually had their lead singer on Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare a while back.  No signs of trouble back then.

    The boys are playing a few more dates up in Canada before shutting the barn door for good.

    Hopefully, this means that said door would be open for a reunion gig or two in the future.

    These guys were one of the better new bands in modern heavy rock/metal.

     

  • METAL NEWS: Phil Anselmo to release solo album this summer!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    PHOTO BY MUMU SILVA

    Former Pantera & current Down vocalist Phil Anselmo just revealed via teh Booking of Face that he'll be dropping a solo album this summer!

    Check the cover:

    Look for it in stores and on teh intarwebs on 7/16/13!

    If it's anything like the tunes he released on that split with Warbeast a while back, we're in for some sick freaking metal!

  • METAL NEWS: Check out some new Megadeth

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Click over to Megadeth's official site and listen to a clip of a new tune from their upcoming Supercollider album.

    They also included a matching game that reveals the Supercollider album cover.

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  • METAL NEWS: Killswitch Engage announce tour dates!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Killswitch Engage just announced tour dates, and yes, there's one within driving distance of you:


     

     

     

    ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DISARM THE DESCENT

    AS I LAY DYING,  MISS MAY I + AFFIANCE  TO SERVE SUPPORT ON THE BILL

    NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT #7 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 AND AT #1 ON HARD MUSIC CHART

     

     

    (New York, NY):  Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage –singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley- have announced their first headline tour in support of their just-released new album Disarm the Descent, which enjoyed an astounding first week in stores, debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Music Chart.

    The tour will feature support from As I Lay Dying and Miss May I, with Affiance opening.

    Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

     

    "Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," Leach said. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones."


    Leach continued, "We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level." 

     

    Bassist Mike D. concurred, saying, "We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage -- you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That's right, 'CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis' is surely imminent."


    With that kind of enthusiasm and excitement, you'd be ill-advised to miss this tour!

     

    TOUR DATES:

     

    May 30   Oklahoma City | Diamond Ballroom

    May 31    Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ

    June 1    Houston, TX | | House of Blues 

    June 3    Orlando, FL | House of Blues

    June 4    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

    June 6    Richmond, VA | The National

    June 7    Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market

    June 8    Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino

    June 9    Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero

    June 11   New York, NY | Best Buy Theater

    June 12   Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore

    June 14   Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest

    June 15   Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater

    June 16   Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection

    June 17   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts

    June 18   Sauget, IL | Pops

    June 20   Denver, CO | Summit

    June 21   Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air

    June 22   Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues

    June 23   Phoenix, AZ | Marquee

    June 25   San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand

    June 27   Vancouver, BC | Commodore

    June 28   Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory

    June 29   Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium

    July 1      Fargo, ND | The Venue

    July 2      Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium

    July 3      Wichita, KS | Cottilion

    July 5      Milwaukee, WI | Rave

    July 6      Cleveland, OH | House of Blues

    July 7      Detroit, MI | Crofoot

    July 8     Joliet, IL | Mojoes

     

    Watch the video for first single "In Due Time" here.

     


     

  • METAL NEWS: Record Store Day aweomeness from LAMB OF GOD

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Prothetic Records is release some sweet ass vinyl for Record Store Day!

    How sweet?

    How about Lamb of God's New American Gospel sweet?

    Check the press release:


     

    PROSTHETIC TO REISSUE LAMB OF GOD VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY
    Proceeds To Benefit Justice Now Legal Fund for Vocalist Randy Blythe
     
     

    To celebrate Record Store Day on April 20th, Prosthetic Records will release a special gray marble vinyl re-pressing of LAMB OF GOD's groundbreaking 2000 release, "New American Gospel." Limited to 500 copies, the Record Store Day edition will feature the remastered "2006 versions" of the album's original track listing. All proceeds will go toward the Justice Now defense fund for vocalist Randy Blythe, who -- despite being exonerated earlier this year -- still faces substantial legal bills in the wake of his recent trial in the Czech Republic. You can also make a donation to Justice Now directly by visiting: bit.ly/FreeRandy

    Produced and engineered by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), "New American Gospel" -- the band's Prosthetic debut, and their first release under the LAMB OF GOD moniker -- is a "groove metal" landmark, and an important step in the band's ascent to the top of the "New Wave of American Heavy Metal" scene. Praised by Revolver as one of the "69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" and by MetalSucks as one of the "21 Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century...So Far," the album has sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. alone. 

    For a list of participating retail outlets, visit www.recordstoreday.com.


     

    If don't already own a copy of LoG's NAG, here's what you've been missing out on: