Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies/Exodus @ Wellmont Theater

(Photo by Robin Pullman)

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Thrash legends Slayer performed an aggressive set with some incredible support from Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Nov. 29, 2014. The thing that absolutely floored me the most was simply seeing Steve Zetro fronting Exodus for the first …

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Interview with Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax: Back Where They Belong

Often regarded as one of the originators of the thrash metal genre, Anthrax has seemingly been getting more and more popular as the years go by. From touring across the globe to selling more than 10 million albums worldwide, it’s safe to say that Anthrax has done it all. And …

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Interview with Mike Scheidt from YOB: The Union Of Selves

Theirs is among the most inimitable sounds in all of underground heavy music, and with the self-produced Atma, their second album for Profound Lore following 2009’s excellent The Great Cessation, Eugene, OR, trio YOB transcend the upper stratosphere of their generation of doom. Touching and expanding on elements …

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Interview with Steve Seabury, author of ‘Mosh Potatoes': Cook Out With Your Book Out

Steve “Buckshot” Seabury has just cemented his metal legacy. Sure, as a player in bands like Moth Eater and Dirty Rig, he’s rocked for years, and as a band manager and label head he’s ignited and rejuvenated careers of metal legends and newcomers alike, but Mosh Potatoes? Well, that’s …

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Fall Concert Guide 2010: SlegaDeth, X Japan, Campell/Lanegan, Black Crowes, MMJ, CMJ, High On Fire, Interpol, Dimmu/Enslaved and Ozzy/Halford


Oct. 8

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

What’s more fun than yelling “SLAAAYYYYEEEERRRRR?” Nothing. Not even yelling, “FREEE BIIRRDDD.” And surely, one of the best parts about going to see American Carnage is that no one fewer people will think you’re a total ass for doing it. There’s also the …

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Interview with Tom Araya of Slayer: Worldwide Carnage

American fans have been salivating for a Slayer tour since World Painted Blood, the world’s most iconic thrash band’s most recent album, arrived in early November of last year. A tour named “American Carnage” with Megadeth and Testament was scheduled—historic, given Megadeth and Slayer hadn’t toured together in almost …

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Metal Skull: Wrapping Up 2009: Albums I Should Have Reviewed Already

It was a busy year, admittedly, and full of twists and turns I didn’t really expect. You know, sometimes you just go along and everything winds up pretty much like you knew it would, and sometimes the exact opposite happens. This was one of those years. But hey, you survive …

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Slayer: World Painted Blood

So I’ve been going over what a new Slayer record means. It’s been almost 25 years since Reign In Blood, and though there have been some since-reversed lineup changes, minor expansion of sound and themes, and great records between then and now, little has changed about Slayer. It’s almost …

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Mayhem Fest @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—I spent a day at heavy metal summer camp recently. No, not Ozzfest, but rather Ozzfest’s replacement. The tour that is what Ozzfest used to be, full of amazing metal bands that people love with a small dose of bands that are new to the scene. No surprises like, …

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Oh Boy, New Slayer!

Slayer premiered the release of their new single, “Hate Worldwide” today on Suffice it to say, it sounds like Slayer. Phew. If you can stomach going to the mall, the single is for sale at Hot Topic starting this week, and the forthcoming album A World Painted Blood

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