Slayer Album Cover Artist Larry Carroll Passes Away

Larry Carroll, the artist that created the cover art for Slayer‘s “Reign In Blood,“ “South Of Heaven,“ “Seasons In The Abyss,” and “Christ Illusion,” has sadly passed away at the age of 65. His Cologne gallery, Karsten Greve, confirmed the news in the below post:

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lawrence Carroll, who suddenly passed away this morning, Tuesday 21st May, at the age of 64. He leaves behind an intimate and melancholic body of work, a unique testimony of both a creative and deconstructive time. In his paintings, which often morph into objects, humble materials, forgotten fragments and the passing of time always leave their mark on the canvas. They are continuously being reinvented as every brushstroke erases the precedent. For Lawrence Carroll, creativity lay within a lengthy process of concentration and contemplation: he constructed an intimate connection with his work until it, in effect, slowly revealed itself to him. The Galerie Karsten Greve has had the privilege of collaborating and promoting his sensitive and subtle oeuvre since 1999. Lawrence Carroll was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1954 and grew up in California. His work has been exhibited in major contemporary art museums and acquired by prestigious, both public and private, international collections. These include the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the MOCA in Los Angeles; the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Roverando; the Vatican Museums in Italy; the Stuttgart City Gallery in Germany and the Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2018, he was exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Kloster in Magdeburg, Germany, for an important monographic show and the Fondazione Rolla in Bruzella, Switzerland, is currently showing his photographic production. « Moments », his last solo exhibition, opens on Friday at our gallery in Cologne. • Lawrence Carroll – 2013 © Lucy Jones Carroll. • @lawrencecarrolstudio #galeriekarstengreve #karstengreve #lawrencecarroll #memory

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Super7 To Release “Black Magic” Version Of Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” Minotaur Action Figure

Super7 have announced that they will be releasing a special “Black Magic” version of Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” minotaur action figure. The toy will be available via next week.

Slayer File Lawsuit Against Secret Solstice Festival Organizers

According to RÚV, Slayer have filed a lawsuit against Solstice Productions, the company that organized the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland last June. The band claim they are still owed $134,000 for their performance and that representatives of the festival withheld 20% of their income for what was said to be tax purposes. Other people and companies connected to the event have come forward with similar claims as well. The contract for the festival has since been given to another company and the issue will be discussed by the city council next week

[via The PRP]

Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest, & Slayer Puzzles To Be Released

U.K.’s Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing a new line of rock/metal jigsaw puzzles called Rock Saws. The first batch of 500-piece puzzles feature album artwork from Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest, and Slayer. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

[via Blabbermouth]

Slayer Discuss Their Favorite Pieces Of Merch In Seventh Episode Of Their Retrospective Web Series

With Slayer planning to call it quits after one final world tour, the band have been reflecting on their 37 year career with a special web series. The latest episode finds the band discussing their favorite pieces of merch that they have released over the years.

Les Claypool Says Primus Are Going To Open For Slayer On The Final U.S. Leg Of Their Farewell Tour

According to Les Claypool, Primus are going to open for Slayer on the final U.S. leg of their farewell tour. He said the following during an appearance on Bill Burr’s Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast:

“There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret, but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed — we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting SLAYER’s very last tour; PRIMUS is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden [in New York City] and ending at The Forum [in Los Angeles]. That’s the rumor.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slayer & Anthrax’s Christchurch, NZ Show Cancelled Following Mosque Shootings

Slayer and Anthrax’s March 17 show in Christchurch ended up getting cancelled due to the horrific mosque shootings that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured. The concert was supposed to be Slayer’s final New Zealand show.

The following statement was issued:


Following advice from the Police and Christchurch City Council, Vbase has made the decision to cancel the Slayer concert which was due to take place at Horncastle Arena on Sunday 17 March.

“On behalf of Vbase our heartfelt deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected by the recent tragedy.”

“The advice we have received is too compelling to ignore and we have made this decision in conjunction with the Police and Christchurch City Council. We understand fans may be disappointed, however, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and wellbeing of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago.” Tim Scandrett Vbase Board Chairperson

Storm The Gates Directors add “Whilst we want music to be a positive impact on any city, the recent events are incomprehensible, and right now we stand together with Christchurch, and send our deepest sympathies to those affected.”

Tickets will be refunded to the cards that were used to purchase.

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