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About.com Heavy Metal – Paul Bostaph Of Slayer

Chad Bowar the heavy metal expert at about.com has interviewed Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph. Here is an excerpt: There have been a lot of changes in Slayer since their last studio album World Painted Blood was released in 2009. Guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away in 2013, and drummer Dave Lombardo exited the band as well. Their new album Repentless features original members Tom Araya and Kerry King along with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who has been playing with Slayer for a few years now, and the return of drummer Paul…

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VH1 – Tom Araya Of Slayer

Doc Coyle known by some for his work with God Forbid has interviewed Slayer bassist and lead singer Tom Araya about the band’s new album, new band members, his influences and Mayhem Fest. Here is an excerpt: When you think of Slayer, words like “transparent” and “vulnerable” don’t usually come to mind. When I was a teenager discovering metal, I devoured all content that gave me an intimate view into the inner workings of my most heralded bands: whether it was A Year and a Half in the Life of…

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Talk Is Jericho – Episode 177 – Kerry King Of Slayer

Slayer guitarist & songwriter Kerry King is headbanging with TIJ! He’s talking about “The Big Four” shows, his relationship with Metallica, losing Jeff Hanneman, the new Slayer album “Repentless,” the new Slayer lineup, Dave Lombardo’s departure, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and carpet pythons!

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Spin – Kerry King Of Slayer

Colin Joyce of Spin has interviewed Slayer guitarist Kerry King. Here is an excerpt: Since Slayer released their most recent blood- and spittle-stained metal masterwork, World Painted Blood, back in 2009, the entire face of the band they started as teenagers has changed. Founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman tragically died as a result of alcohol-related cirrhosis in 2013 and original drummer Dave Lombardo left the band the same year due to business disputes. So with half of their lineup no longer part of the band, Slayer was thrown into flux; bassist/singer…

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The Skinny – Tom Araya Of Slayer

Joe Goggins of The Skinny has interviewed Slayer’s Tom Araya. Here is an excerpt: As Slayer defy the odds and return with Repentless, frontman Tom Araya discusses the loss of Jeff Hanneman, his uneasy relationship with fame and the thrash titans’ legacy “I never used to think about it, but these days, people are always throwing it in your face. I think it’s 34 years in the band, 32 since Hell Awaits, next year will be 30 since Reign in Blood; fuck, man. It’s crazy.” To read the article go…

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Wikimetal – Slayer

Wikimetal’s new episode was just posted. Entirely in portuguese, it’s a special episode about Slayer and their upcoming album, “Repentless”. This week we end the trilogy of special episodes dedicated to Metal’s latest and greatest releases. Today we talk about Repentless, Slayer’s new album, to be released on September 11th. We talked about the band’s eleventh studio album, with Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph and producer Terry Date. We listened to tracks that were already revealed and commented on the whole album. We also named each of our favorite tracks from…

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Loudwire – Kerry King’s Five Essential Guitar Albums

Joe Bosso of Loudwire has interviewed Slayer‘s Kerry King to discuss his five essential guitar albums. Here is an excerpt: When not recording or touring, some six-string gods occasionally feel the need to cleanse their sonic palette by listening to anything that doesn’t involve loud, distorted guitars. Not so with Slayer’s legendary axeman Kerry King, who says that “most of what I listen to is hard rock and heavy metal. I never really get away from guitar music. It’s what I like.” To read more, go here.

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