Good god, this is the stuff dreams are made of.
This one's got Slipknot, Slayer, Korn, Rise Against, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men, Motionless In White, Beartooth, Marmozets... good lord!
Right then. Sonisphere Festival day two: let's do this. Iron Maiden, BABYMETAL, Frank Turner, Deftones, Slayer and a load more awesome bands? They'll all be appearing on this page over the course of the day. Sweet.
Before you go anywhere though, you'll need stage times: Saturday | Sunday
Slayeuuughhhhhhhhh playing the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere 2011. Same again this year, yeah?
Joining the Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica aaaaare....
Teenage Cancer Trust offers chance to win awesome prizes for lucky metal festival-goers...
A free to attend, all-ages welcome celebration confirmed for Thursday, May 23 in Los Angeles.
Some terrible news to wake up to this morning: Slayer have confirmed via a post of their Facebook page that guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away. Their statement is as follows:
"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)
Our thoughts are with Jeff's family, friends and the band at this time. RIP Jeff Hanneman
"Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo's substance or the timeline of the events," apparently!
MENTAL news coming out of the Slayer camp this morning!
Seminal metallers locked in for a shit-kicking Sunday night slot.
Slayer will perform 'Reign In Blood' in its entirety next year. In LONDON.
The one-off, face-melting event is part of I'll Be Your Mirror, a three-day festival that takes place at Alexandra Palace in London next May. Oh, and it's organised by the people at All Tomorrow's Parties, so you know it's good.
Headlining the other two days are Mogwai and Guided By Voices. The full line-up looks as follows:
25 - Slayer (performing 'Reign In Blood' in full), The Melvins, Sleep
26 - Mogwai, Mudhoney, Codeine
27 - Guided By Voices, Yuck
Tickets go onsale Friday November 11 at 10am from this handy link!
Massive festival, colossal prize package. Truly gargantuan.
The last in our series of bands chatting nonsense to other bands includes Straight Lines, Slayer, The 80s Matchbox B Line Disaster, Pendulum and Tek-One all doing their best to keep up with one another.
Rock Sound gets up close and personal with Slayer on the opening night of their UK tour. All shots by Mark Latham.
Slayer have rescheduled their UK dates for May and June this year.
Slayer have rescheduled their UK and European tour for 2010 after issues with Tom Araya's health.
Thirty years in and ten albums deep, when Slayer release a new album there is only one Band Of The Week!