Slayer news


4/5/2021Mastodon, Faith No More, etc. members cover Public Enemy
3/26/2020happy 35th birthday to this metal classic
12/3/201936 years ago today some thrash metal band released their debut LP
10/7/2019one of the most influential thrash metal albums ever was released 33 years ago today
9/12/2019I always forget that Slayer released this aptly named album on September 11, 2001.
6/28/2019Metallica frontman James Hetfield jams to Slayer while driving
5/3/2019Rick Rubin calls Slayer one of the inventors of black metal
5/2/2019Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died six years ago today. Jam out to the only Slayer album on which Hanneman wrote or co-wrote every (original) song.
3/26/2019On this day in 1985, some little thrash metal band released this, their sophomore album.
12/4/2018Video: Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) makes live debut as fill-in guitarist for Slayer
4/18/2018The second episode of Slayer's retrospective video series has been released.
12/11/2017Say what you want, but this is the best Slayer album.
7/28/2017Video: Slayer performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.
4/10/2017Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament paid tribute to omissions like Slayer and Fugazi at Friday's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony.
3/3/2017Slayer has uploaded a video trailer for their upcoming tour with Lamb of God and Behemoth.
1/17/2017Found this old thing yesterday.
10/9/2016Slayer music. Hurricane wind. Some guy with a flag. Yeah.
9/6/2016Slayer's new video for "Pride In Prejudice" has made its online debut.
9/2/2016Slayer has uploaded a preview of their new music video.
3/18/2016The first official recording from Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, Retox, etc.) is now online.
3/16/2016Slayer's new video for "You Against You" is now online.
3/2/2016Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that unlike Metallica and Iron Maiden, Slayer still makes "great records."
2/17/2016Slayer has issued a teaser for their "You Against You" video.
1/27/2016Slayer fan confounds religious protesters with 'God Hates Us All' banner.
12/16/2015Video tour of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's guitar collection.
12/11/2015Stone Sour is streaming their cover of the Slayer song "Seasons In The Abyss."
10/16/2015Slayer has their own beer now too.
10/7/2015Watch Mike Portnoy cover Slayer, Metallica, more on a Hello Kitty drum kit.
9/21/2015New Slayer album 'Repentless' has cracked the U.S. Top 5 albums.
9/11/2015Slayer has premiered their new music video for "Repentless."
9/4/2015A new Slayer track titled "You Against You" has made its online debut.
8/31/2015Slayer has unveiled a new track titled "Cast The First Stone."
7/19/2015Slayer guitarist Kerry King says Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman is a "douche."
7/8/2015Mayhem Fest co-founder says metal bands got gray, fat, bald, and chased the girls away.
6/15/2015Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that Jeff Hanneman is "worm food."
4/16/2015The new Slayer single "When The Stillness Comes" can now be streamed.
3/25/2015Here's some new show earnings and attendance data for Slayer, Mastodon, Trash Talk, and more.
2/11/2015Did you know that Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D. is worth $8 million dollars?! Lol.
2/8/2015Watch Slayer's "Raining Blood" played on kiddie instruments.
1/7/2015Here are some iconic metal album covers (Pantera, Slayer, etc.) redesigned in smooth jazz fashion.
12/3/2014New earnings and attendance data for Slipknot, Slayer, Mastodon, Clutch, more.
11/16/2014Slayer: fan-filmed video footage of entire Los Angeles show.
10/30/2014Slayer tells fan in Matthew McConaughey commercial spoof not to sell car. Here's why...
10/30/2014Video: your first look at Scion's new Slayer car.
10/28/2014Video: Slayer fan spoofs Matthew McConaughey car commercial.
10/8/2014This sock puppet parody video of the Slayer song "Raining Blood" isn't too bad.
10/3/2014Remember when that guy covered the Slayer song "Raining Blood" on banjo back in May? Well, he's back, and this time he's given "Angel Of Death" the full hillbilly treatment.
9/18/2014Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo says that Slayer's manager will probably keep the band going with other musicians once its current members are done.
6/25/2014Fall Out Boy members had a drum-off to Slayer during a recent show (sort of).
6/13/2014How much does it REALLY cost to book your favorite band for a show?
5/27/2014Battlecross is streaming their new cover of Slayer's "War Ensemble."
5/26/2014Want to see the Slayer song "Raining Blood" covered on a banjo?
5/2/2014I don't listen to Slayer now. But when I was young I did. They were a big part of my music world, and most of the...
4/24/2014A new Slayer song called "Implode" can be streamed online.
3/12/2014Dave Lombardo only made $67,000 touring with Slayer in 2011; less than $1,000 per show.
2/14/2014Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo rips his former bandmates.
2/7/2014A traffic circle in Poland has been named after late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
2/3/2014Prince Harry listens to "hardcore thrash metal," including Slayer.
11/4/2013Slayer and ESPN reporter John Clayton hung out a little over the weekend.
10/31/2013Slayer frontman Tom Araya explains why drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out.
9/9/2013More dates have been added to the forthcoming Slayer and Gojira tour.
7/13/2013Props to Mrs. Lambgoat's friend, who stayed up all night to make her 16 year-old son this Slayer birthday cake.
5/31/2013Dave Lombardo learned that he was out of Slayer from the Internet.
5/22/2013Slayer has asked fans to ignore any Westboro Baptist Church protests outsite the Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration.
5/16/2013The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to protest The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration.
5/3/2013Westboro Baptist Church: God killed Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
2/22/2013In case you missed it last night, Slayer has issued a statement regarding the Dave Lombardo "situation."
10/25/201211 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time
9/8/2012Check out video from Metal Masters 4, where people like Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, and Scott Ian played a set including classics from Pantera and Slayer.
12/17/2011Does hearing Tom Araya scream ease your frustrations?
5/31/2011Slayer will "hold off" on recording until Jeff Hanneman is fully recovered<
5/21/2010Slayer's performance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! can be seen here and Slayer will be the musical guest on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this Thursday, May 20.
11/11/2009Slayer's new album, "World Painted Blood," has debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 41,000.
10/30/2009Slayer's new album, "World Painted Blood," can be streamed here.
10/21/2009Slayer will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, November 4th (technically 11/5).
9/28/2009The title track from Slayer's new album can be heard online here.
7/27/2009The new Slayer song, "Hate Worldwide," is now available online.
10/30/2008A song from Slayer's next album can be heard here.
10/24/2008Slayer is currently tracking a new album. Here's a video clip of them in the studio.
2/11/2008Slayer won a "Best Metal Performance" Grammy this past weekend for "Final Six."
2/12/2007Congrats to Slayer for their "Best Metal Performance" Grammy.
1/21/2007You can check out Slayer's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live here.
10/31/2006Slayer's video for "Eyes Of The Insane" is now available online.
8/16/2006Slayer's new album has debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with sales of roughly 63,000 units.
8/4/2006Slayer's new album, "Christ Illusion," can be streamed in its entirety here.
6/27/2006Three tracks from the upcoming Slayer album can be streamed h
6/14/2006A media player for Slayer's "Unholy Alliance" tour is now online.
6/11/2006Watch a video of Kevin Talley's audition with Slayer.
6/2/2006A video clip of Slayer in the studio recording their new album is now online.


8/27/2020Kerry King, Paul Bostaph (Slayer) to launch new project
3/31/2020Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) confirms COVID-19 diagnosis
3/21/2020Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph teases new project
1/23/2020Slayer warn fans about fake tickets for purported show
12/1/2019Slayer play final concert, Tom Araya bids emotional farewell
11/24/2019Dave Lombardo will not attend final Slayer show
11/5/2019Dave Lombardo makes film score debut
10/2/2019Slayer movie coming to theaters for one night
9/25/2019Slayer premiere live video from upcoming 'Killogy' release
9/13/2019Slayer to release 'Killogy' film and live album
8/16/2019Slayer sponsorship pulled from NASCAR race
7/16/2019Slayer add second hometown show after first sells out
7/9/2019Slayer announce final tour with Primus, Ministry
7/1/2019Slayer share teaser video for 'the end' coming this fall
6/12/2019Jason Momoa attends Slayer show, meets 'idols' backstage
5/29/2019Riot Fest 2019 lineup announced
5/22/2019Artist who created iconic Slayer album covers dies
4/23/2019Exit 111 Fest announces inaugural lineup
4/3/2019Chaos AB festival announced
3/22/2019Slayer to embark on final US tour this fall
2/5/2019Heavy Montreal 2019 lineup revealed
12/10/2018Slayer announces new North American tour dates
12/2/2018Slayer guitarist to miss remainder of tour
9/16/2018Shirtless Slayer Fan Returns to Do Battle with Hurricane Florence
8/27/2018Slayer's final world tour to extend into 2019
8/4/2018ForceFest 2018 lineup announced
6/30/2018Dave Lombardo performs 'Postmortem' with Body Count
5/22/2018Slayer: lawsuit filed to stop counterfeit merch
5/11/2018Slayer announces farewell tour of Europe, UK
4/3/2018Pain In The Grass 2018 lineup takes shape
3/5/2018Impact Music Festival 2018 announced
3/5/2018Slayer announces second leg of North American tour
2/23/2018Slayer looks back on career in new video series
1/23/2018Slayer announces dates for final North America tour
1/22/2018Slayer confirms tour with Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Anthrax
1/22/2018Slayer breaking up, set for final tour
1/12/2018Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament tour
8/7/2017Slayer films California concert for upcoming DVD
7/20/2017Slayer to perform on The Tonight Show
7/18/2017Body Count premieres video of Slayer covers
5/31/2017Zoo unveils sculpture of Slayer frontman Tom Araya
4/3/2017Lamb Of God announces headline shows with Behemoth
2/28/2017Slayer, Lamb Of God, Behemoth tour dates
2/25/2017Slayer, Lamb Of God, Behemoth tour rumored
1/18/2017Rock USA 2017 lineup announced
1/17/2017Chicago Open Air 2017 lineup announced
1/13/2017Rock Fest 2017 announced
1/10/2017Slayer previews upcoming comic book
12/12/2016Mike Patton joins Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, The Locust)
11/21/2016Slayer comic series to debut in January
8/29/2016Misfits recruit drummer Dave Lombardo for reunion shows
6/7/2016Aftershock Festival 2016 lineup announced
6/6/2016Revolution Rock Festival 2016 lineup announced
6/1/2016Louder Than Life 2016 lineup announced
5/16/2016Slipknot, Deftones, more to play Knotfest Mexico
5/16/2016Slayer to appear at Comic-Con 2016
5/16/2016Dave Lombardo to drum on new Suicidal Tendencies album
5/12/2016Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival announced
5/12/2016Deftones, Slayer to play Houston Open Air
5/9/2016Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel to tour North America
5/9/2016Rock Allegiance 2016 lineup announced
2/20/2016Dave Lombardo to play drums for Suicidal Tendencies on tour
1/9/20162016 'Dimebash' concert lineup announced
12/3/2015Slayer, Testament, Carcass tour announced
12/1/2015Broken Hope writing new album using Jeff Hanneman's guitars
11/26/2015Slayer, Testament, Carcass to tour U.S.
11/20/2015Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo in new punk band Dead Cross
8/28/2015Slayer shoots new video at Los Angeles prison
8/5/2015Smithsonian Institute museum profiles Slayer
7/31/2015Kerry King: Kevin Lyman committed business suicide
7/29/2015Mayhem Festival co-founder pens open letter
7/27/2015Jungle Rot frontman calls out Slayer's Kerry King
7/21/2015Kerry King says Mayhem Fest made 'gigantic error'
7/14/2015New book details metal in 'most troubling' decade
6/19/2015Slayer unveil Repentless title song, track listing
6/3/2015Slayer announces 'Repentless Metal Eagle Edition'
6/1/2015Slayer, Anthrax, Kvelertak tour (Europe)
5/22/2015Slayer announces new album title, release date
4/20/2015Slayer completes new album
4/16/2015Converse Rubber Tracks Live with Slayer, more
4/13/2015Mayhem Festival 2015 lineup, dates announced
4/7/2015Jeff Hanneman does NOT play on new Slayer record
3/28/2015Slayer's new LP to include song with Jeff Hanneman
3/19/2015Mayhem Festival 2015 full lineup leak
3/18/2015Motorhead's Motorboat 2015 announced
3/15/2015Slayer, King Diamond rumored for 2015 Mayhem Fest
2/25/2015Slayer announces headline shows
2/18/2015Slayer set to release new 7-inch
2/11/2015Amnesia Rockfest 2015 lineup announced
1/20/2015Rocklahoma 2015 lineup announced
1/14/2015Bonnaroo 2015 lineup to include Slayer, BTBAM
1/6/2015Carolina Rebellion 2015 lineup announced
1/6/2015Killer says Slayer involved in murder
12/8/2014Welcome To Rockville Festival 2015 lineup
9/18/2014Slayer inspired Scion car in the works
9/16/2014Necrowretch to release new EP in October
9/2/2014Slayer recording with producer Terry Date
8/27/2014Dave Lombardo: I won't ever go back to Slayer
8/26/2014Slayer recording new album
7/31/2014PHILM (ex-Slayer) announce new album, record label
7/11/2014Riot Fest denied permit for Denver show
7/4/2014Metal headbanging linked to brain injury
6/23/2014Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus tour
6/11/2014ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo joins Amen
5/13/2014Riot Fest 2014 lineups revealed
4/24/2014Slayer leave American Recs, sign w/ Nuclear Blast
3/3/2014Heavy Montreal 2014 lineup announced
1/31/2014Slayer honors 50th birthday of Jeff Hanneman
1/27/2014Slayer's Jeff Hanneman snubbed by Grammy Awards
1/21/2014Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus tour dates
1/18/2014Slayer, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies tour
1/16/2014Rock On The Range lineup (Slayer, Mastodon, more)
12/13/2013Slayer manager issues update on band, label status
11/5/2013Slayer to reissue albums on vinyl
10/26/2013Slayer to perform "old school" set on tour
10/7/2013Slayer may use Jeff Hanneman songs on new album
9/3/2013Slayer, Gojira, 4Arm tour announced
8/5/2013Slayer to play LA/NY venues for 1st time in 25 yrs
7/10/2013Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 lineup announced
5/30/2013Slayer rejoined by ex-drummer Paul Bostaph
5/15/2013Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration announced
5/9/2013Slayer: Jeff died from alcohol related cirrhosis
5/9/2013Doctor: spider bite didn't cause Hanneman's death
5/2/2013Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dies
3/1/2013Slayer's Kerry King comments on Dave Lombardo
2/21/2013Slayer (temporarily) fires drummer Dave Lombardo
7/17/2012Metal Masters 4 clinic announced
7/6/2012Slayer begins recording new album
5/1/2012Slayer guitarist's spider bite recovery continues
3/29/2012Slayer to release EP prior to new album
1/25/2012Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2012 line-up
11/20/2011Slayer writing new album
3/30/2011Slayer taps Cannibal Corpse guitarist for shows
3/28/2011Slayer, Rob Zombie, Exodus tour
2/27/2011Slayer frontman hospitalized in Australia
2/16/2011Slayer recruits Exodus guitarist for tour
2/13/2011Slayer guitarist sidelined with infection
1/25/2011'Big Four' U.S. show announced
12/2/2010Lamb Of God among Grammy nominees
7/12/2010Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax tour
4/26/2010Slayer, Megadeth to peform 'classics' on tour
2/1/2010Slayer, Megadeth tour rescheduled
1/7/2010Slayer cancels upcoming shows
12/3/2009Lamb Of God, Slayer among Grammy nominees
11/16/2009Slayer, Megadeth, Testament tour
11/14/2009Slayer postpones UK/European tour
11/2/2009Slayer postpones tour dates
9/2/2009Slayer album set for release
7/27/2009Megadeth, Slayer tour (Australia)
4/27/2009Slayer, Megadeth shows announced
1/27/2009Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival info
6/2/2008Slayer, Trivium, Mastodon tour (Europe)
4/2/2008Slayer tour dates (Europe)
12/6/2007As I Lay Dying among Grammy nominees
10/8/2007Testament recruits Paul Bostaph (ex-Slayer)
5/7/2007Slayer, Marilyn Manson tour
1/4/2007Slayer and Mastodon dates (Australia)
11/15/2006Slayer and Unearth tour dates
11/11/2006Slayer and Unearth tour
6/9/2006Slayer announces record title, release date
6/6/2006Slayer debuts new song
5/18/2006Slayer's Unholy Alliance Tour dates changed
3/23/2006Unholy Alliance (Slayer, etc.) dates added
3/7/2006Slayer, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, etc. dates
3/3/2006Slayer to tour with Lamb Of God, Mastodon
9/21/2005Slayer tribute information
9/3/2004Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon tour
9/24/2003Slayer, Hatebreed, Arch Enemy tour
6/5/2002First set of Slayer and In Flames dates
4/29/2002In Flames to tour with Slayer & Soulfly
1/23/2002Slayer to hold auditions for drummer
1/19/2002Diecast added to Slayer tour
1/8/2002Slayer nominated for two Grammys
12/23/2001Lombardo rejoining Slayer temporarily for tour
10/16/2001Hatebreed drops off Slayer tour
10/3/2001Slayer and Hatebreed tour dates
9/5/2001Slayer and Pantera set to hit Europe
8/19/2001Slayer set to release new album
4/25/2001Slayer album tracklisting and info
4/14/2001Slayer currently mixing new album
3/31/2001Pantera and Slayer tour schedule
2/6/2001Slayer sets up live studio cam
1/25/2001Judge delays Slayer lawsuit
1/15/2001Slayer prepare to enter studio
10/3/2000Slayer to enter studio
8/17/2000Slayer update