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)

Dave Lombardo-Scored Cuban Metal Documentary “Los Últimos Frikis” To Receive North American Release

“Los Últimos Frikis,” the documentary focusing on the Cuban metal band ZEUS, will be receiving a North American release next month. The film, which was scored and executive produced by Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), will be available on First Look Media’s Topic on September 16 and through Vimeo On-Demand starting September 2.

Director Nicholas Brennan said the following:

“‘Los Últimos Frikis’ is the culmination of a cross-border collaboration between Cuban and American filmmakers, musicians and artists who have worked together over the past decade to share this unheard story from Cuba with the world. It’s an important example for our current times of how collaboration and friendship can overcome our political differences. Partnering with Dave Lombardo on this film has been one of the pinnacles of my creative career. Dave has brought a deeply personal and creative weight to his music in this film, informed both by his Cuban roots as well our shared time together in Havana over the past few years. With the film’s original score, Dave pours his heart into the music, blending Cuban rhythms, a deeply emotional sensitivity, and his metal instincts to echo the powerful, impactful story of ZEUS as it unfolds on screen.”

Lombard added:

“I have always wanted to score a film. It’s been a goal of mine for many years now. When Nick told me his vision for this documentary, I was immediately intrigued by the story because it could have been mine. When he asked me to score the film, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It couldn’t have been a more perfect match for my debut at a new form of musical expression. I have been on a path of making music solely for myself and various bands for 37 years. This is for the people of my birthplace. This is for my blood and for healing.”

Ryan Chanatry, general manager of Topic, also commented:

“Now that our team has become dedicated ZEUS fans, we can’t wait to introduce our audience to their fascinating story. The band epitomizes the boundary-pushing, unconventional and highly entertaining spirit that Topic viewers revel in. We know that Nicholas’s brilliant storytelling and, of course, the music will empower a new legion of Frikis to rock out and speak out as fearlessly as ZEUS does for what they believe, especially as Cubans make their voices heard.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Frozen Soul To Reissue “Encased In Ice” In October, Stream Cover Of Slayer’s “Mandatory Suicide”

Frozen Soul will be reissuing their 2019 demo EP, “Encased In Ice,” on October 29. The effort will include the original four-track effort, several covers, a demo of “Crypt Of Ice,” and a bonus track.

“Encased In The” Track Listing:

01. “Encased In Ice”
02. “Hand Of Vengeance”
03. “Witches Coven” (Mortician cover)
04. “Merciless”
05. “Tormented by Time”
06. “Mandatory Suicide” (Slayer cover)
07. “Morbid Devourment” (Entombed cover)
08. “Crypt Of Ice”

The band commented:

“With this reissue we wanted to give everyone a fresh look at how it started and how it led up to ‘Crypt Of Ice’! ‘Encased In Ice’ was a journey for us to get to where we are now and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support!”

You can check out the group’s cover of Slayer’s “Mandatory Suicide” below:

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

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]

Watch Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Cover Slayer’s Chemical Warfare”

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Logan Mader (Once Human, ex-Machine Head), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diego Soria (Broken Hope), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

Watch Dave Grohl & His Daughter Violet Perform Their Cover Of X’s “Nausea” With Krist Novoselic, Dave Lombardo, & Greg Kurstin On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

During last night’s (April 27) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and his daughter Violet performed their recently released cover of X‘s “Nausea“ with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee). As previously reported, the aforementioned cover was recorded for Dave’s new documentary “What Drives Us,” which will premiere on April 30 via Amazon’s The Coda Collection.

Dave Grohl & His Daughter Violet To Perform Their Cover Of X’s “Nausea” On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” With Krist Novoselic, Dave Lombardo, & Greg Kurstin

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and his daughter Violet will be performing their recently released cover of X‘s “Nausea“ on the April 27 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” Notably, the two will also be joined by Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee). As previously reported, the aforementioned cover was recorded for Dave’s new documentary “What Drives Us,” which will premiere on April 30 via Amazon’s The Coda Collection.