Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A Slayer Reunion: “To My Knowledge, It’ll Never Happen”

During a recent appearance on the “Scars And Guitars” podcast, Gary Holt was asked about the possibility of a Slayer reunion. He responded with the following:

“I highly doubt it… To my knowledge, it’ll never happen again. To my knowledge, I don’t know at the same time. Maybe someday someone just offers so much money that it changes people’s minds. But the band went out on a fucking super-high note, on top, and why sully that? I mean, we’ve already outlasted MÖTLEY CRÜE’s retirement. [Laughs] Well, theirs has gone a little longer because of the pandemic, but it took them — what? — a year to decide they’d tour again.”

This news comes after Kerry King recently said that the band “quit too early

[via Blabbermouth]

Kerry King Says Slayer “Quit Too Early”

Slayer’s Kerry King recently reflected on the band’s retirement, saying that he thinks they “quit too early.” The guitarist made the comment in a new video that was released in honor of Machine Head’s 30th anniversary:

“So, I hear congratulations are in order for my friends in Machine Head. Apparently, it’s 30 years, which is quite an achievement. Not a lot of bands get there. We did, and then we quit too early. Fuck us. Fuck me. I hate fucking not playing.”

Dave Lombardo Reflects On The 35th Anniversary Of Slayer’s “Reign In Blood”: “I Look At That Album As A Masterpiece”

During a recent interview with Metal Injection, Dave Lombardo reflected on the 35th anniversary of Slayer’s iconic 1986 album “Reign In Blood.” The drummer says he still regards the effort “as a masterpiece.”

Lombardo said the following:

“I look at that album as a masterpiece. And it’s one of those albums that will stand the test of time. It’s brilliant. The fire, the energy that that album has. I don’t hear that in other records. I don’t know if it’s because I’m listening to a band that I was part of that I have this perspective that’s objective. But you know, it’s brilliant and I’m very appreciative … I think that album will forever be like the epitome of thrash music and part of a historic time in music history.

You know, that energy, I miss that and I miss that style of playing.

Slayer is different. Slayer is different from Mr. Bungle and the other thrash bands I played with. Slayer had a certain energy that’s unlike anything else. And so that definitely is for me one of the greatest metal records ever made.”

Texas Lawyer Runs Into Slayer’s Tom Araya While Dressed As Michael Myers

Here’s a random story for you. Mark A. Metzger III, a lawyer in a Galveston, Texas, ended up running into Slayer frontman Tom Araya while he was walking around in a Michael Myers costume. He shared some photos of the meeting, which you can see below. According to ABC13, Metzger was later detained after police received reports about a masked man with a bloody knife. Authorities ultimately realized that the knife was fake and set Metzger free after citing him for disorderly conduct.

Slayer’s Early Catalog To Be Reissued On CD, Vinyl & Cassette

Metal Blade Records have announced that they will be reissuing Sayer’s early catalog on October 22. “Show No Mercy,” “Haunting The Chapel,” “Live Undead,” and “Hell Awaits” will all be available on CD, vinyl, and cassette. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the available options:

“Show No Mercy“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– transparent red / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– transparent red / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange / red melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Haunting The Chapel“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– opaque red / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– black / white splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Live Undead“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– midnight blue / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– grey / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– clear / blood red splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– blue / white / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
– blue / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Hell Awaits“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– transparent orange / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– red marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– transparent orange / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange / red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / yellow / black circle splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

New Zealand Mother Reportedly Names Her Three Children Metallica, Slayer, And Pantera

According to journalist and documentary filmmaker David Farrier (“Dark Tourist”), a mother in New Zealand has apparently named her three children Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera. Farrier tweeted the following about that:

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Lombardo Says His Classic Slayer Drum Kits Were Stolen

During a recent interview with “Hangin’ & Bangin'”, former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed that a lot of his classic drum kits have been stolen over the years. He said the following about that when asked how many drums he has collected during his career:

“Unfortunately… I don’t have many. Two storage units, at two different times in periods of my life, were broken into. So, I think, probably five-six drum kits out of the first storage unit were stolen. It was cleaned out – everything, road cases. And Slayer’s rehearsal room that we were at in Riverside was broken into; everything was stolen, all my classic drum sets. So I’m slowly building everything up again and trying to piece together some of my old classic kits, from kits that I see online that are similar.”

[via Metal Injection]

Super7 Release New Slayer & Venom Action Figures

Super7 have released some new variants of their Slayer and Venom action figures. This includes a new “Born Of Fire“ version of Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” minotaur figure and a glow in the dark version of Venom’s “Black Metal“ figure. You can purchase those HERE.

[via The PRP]

Super7 To Release Slayer “Live Undead” Action Figure Set

Super7 will be releasing a new action figure set inspired by the artwork for Slayer‘s “Live Undead” on August 19. Here’s a description of the set:

“The collaboration of Super7 with heavy metal legends @slayerbandofficial continues with the Live Undead 3-Pack! Inspired by the band’s 1984 “live” EP it features the undead band members as 3.75″ ReAction Figures with the bleeding headstone right out of the record’s cover art. The set comes with 2 guitar accessories packaged in a graveyard window box.”

Slayer Team Up With Puck Hcky For New Merch Collection

Slayer have teamed up with hockey-themed brand Puck Hcky for a new merch collection. You can see what they have to offer HERE. Matt Marini, founder of Puck Hcky, commented on the collaboration:

“The entire staff at Puck Hcky is always jamming Slayer tunes when we need some energy. So when the opportunity to actually work with a band of Slayer’s stature became a reality, we literally jumped at the chance. We take great pride in our work and who we collaborate with, and we feel this Slayer collection contains some of our finest creations ever! We hope everyone digs it.”

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