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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Exodus, Ex-Slayer, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), and Matt Hoffman (Rancid) have shared a quarantine cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck.” You can check that out below:

Demmel commented:

“Back in the early 80′ Zet’s brother John and I convinced him to sing for our band, ON PAROLE. He helped introduce me to the Bay Area music scene and between the 2 of them, tried their best to corrupt my adolescent ways. Zet would sing the lyrics to this song and do his best Jello Biafra impersonation, it’s been embedded in my head so much that I needed to bring it to life and jam this out.

I reached out to Dave Lombardo because I knew he LOVED the DKs and would help me add some power since I tracked 2 over-driven guitar tracks. I then reached out to my bud Lars from RANCID and he suggested the RANCID bass player, Matt who has played the song many times before and would nail it. He did.

I picked this one before all the recent activity so this song isn’t any kind of statement or declaration. It’s 4 dudes jamming music.

Be good to each other all y’all!!!!!”

Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A Slayer Reunion In The Future: “To My Knowledge, It’s Done”

Slayer officially wrapped up their career with one final show in Los Angels, CA on November 30, 2019, but many fans are still hoping that the band will return one day. During an interview on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast, guitarist Gary Holt was asked about a potential reunion and he responded by saying “to [his] knowledge, it’s done.”

Holt said the following:

“To my knowledge, to what I know, it [was the final show]. People say, ‘Oh, maybe they’ll come back in a few years.’ I don’t know. If it does, if it ever happens, it has nothing to do with me. Someone else would call and say, ‘We wanna [do this].’ To my knowledge, it’s done. And I think it should be that way. The band went out fucking on a bang, went out on SLAYER’s terms, and how many people get to say they did that?”

He continued:

“Everybody’s happy doing their own thing. I’m happy as fuck. Not that SLAYER made me unhappy — I was treated like family — but I’m back with my first family [Exodus]. I’m back with not my stepbrothers — I’m back with my real brothers. And that’s where my heart is, and I missed it, and I was missing it more and more all the time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Slayer’s “The Repentless Killogy” Coming To Video On Demand

Slayer will be celebrating “International Day Of Slayer” (June 6) by releasing their film, “Slayer: The Repentless Killogy,” and its companion live release, “The Repentless Killogy (Live at the Forum in Inglewood, CA),” on video on demand. You can find more info regarding that HERE.

Justin Pearson (The Locust, Etc.) On Upcoming Satanic Planet Album: “It’s Basically Pretty Fucked Sounding”

During a recent interview with Brooklyn Vegan, Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.) talked a bit about Satanic Planet, the project he’s working on with Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.), Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.), and Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves. According to him, the band’s new album will be “pretty fucked sounding.”

Pearson said the following about Lombardo’s involvement in the project:

“We had the bulk of the album done and wanted to see if he’d play on one specific track, and maybe a second. We sent files and then, one track turned into one, then two, then three, and now the entire album, which is awesome. I love the dude and what he is contributing to each track.”

He also added the following about the group’s musical direction and Lucien’s involvement:

“Well, I wouldn’t describe the sound. As I do with most of the stuff I am part if, I just say it’s ‘annoying,’ which it mostly is, and it’s meant to be. I’m also trying to coin that as an actual genre of music, for all the weird shit that can’t be easily placed in a box for marketing purposes. As for Lucien’s involvement, he does all of the lyric writing and a good amount of the vocals. But back to what it sounds like… it’s basically pretty fucked sounding, in the realm of industrial music, but really disjointed, uneasy. It’s supposed to sound like what one would assume a satanic record would sound like.”

He continued when asked about release plans:

“We still need to finish up the album. We are planning on starting to mix it soon, and then hopefully find a label to release it. With who is involved in the project, and our friends who have contributed to the tracks such as [Cattle Decapitation’s] Travis Ryan and Jung Sing, I think it will be well received as bizarre as it is turning out. I really look forward to the world hearing it.”

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Working On New Industrial Project Satanic Planet

Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.) has teamed up with Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.) and Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.) for a new industrial project called Satanic Planet. The drummer told Rolling Stone the following about that:

“The name of it is Satanic Planet. It’s with Justin Pearson, who’s in Dead Cross as well. And Luke Henshaw, who he works with pretty closely. And Luke also worked on some of the remixes that we featured on our EP. And some of the vocals are done by the head of the Satanic Temple. This is through his affiliation with Justin, so they decided to create an album that’s kind of influenced by Anton LaVey’s early album that he recorded of one of his Black Masses. So we took influence from that. What was supposed to be one song ended up being the whole record. They liked what I did and so I’ve been tackling that nightly. I usually start around midnight and go till around three in the morning [laughs]. But yeah, it’s kind of cool; it’s fun. Like I said, it’s been keeping me busy. And other little odd-and-end jobs that I’ve been doing.”

Slayer Funko Pop! Figures Now Available

It was previously revealed that Funko were working on new Pop! vinyl figures of Slayer’s Tom Araya, Kerry King, and Jeff Hanneman and now those figures have officially been released. You can get them individually at funko.com and a full set at slayer.net.

Gary Holt (Exodus) Officially Tests Positive For COVID-19

Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) has officially tested positive for COVID-19 after previously revealing that he was exhibiting symptoms on March 18. However, he has since recovered. Holt said the following in a deleted Instagram post:

“So I finally received my test results back and positive it was. Lisa’s came back negative, and it’s been long enough since my symptoms that I am officially in the clear to do the only things I’m allowed, like buy my own groceries! I feel great, made it through the tougher moments, and my health feels 100 percent normal. Thanks to everyone who had wished us well. Now it’s time to start working on some new Exodus riffs while I’m still basically stuck in my house!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gary Holt (Exodus) Still Waiting For COVID-19 Test Results

On March 18, Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) revealed that he was exhibiting “all the symptoms” of COVID-19. However, he has since offered a follow-up saying that he still hasn’t got his test results back. Holt said the following:

“Well, if I’m gonna be locked away waiting for test results for COVID 19, there’s no one on earth I’d rather be in quarantine with than my better half @lisaholt777 ! Feeling human again, still no test results yet( hopefully tomorrow!) but I’m not feeling sick anymore. Lost 16 pounds. And not the way I would prefer! But I’ve laughed a ton the last couple of days while binge watching stupid shit with my wife! Her and I are what we call ‘tuned in’, we get the same jokes and laugh at the same shit! Now if I could just get these fucking test results and figure out when I will get to see the kids and grandkids!!”

Paul Bostaph (Slayer) Working On New Project

Paul Bostaph (Slayer) has revealed that he is working on a new project with a “friend” who is “very familiar.” He didn’t provide too many details, but a comment from Jason Bittner (Overkill, etc.) seemed to suggest that Bostaph and two other members of Slayer’s final lineup, Kerry King and Gary Holt (Exodus), are working on something with Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.). However, this is just an unconfirmed rumor and Holt previously said that he was planning to focus on Exodus after Slayer’s final tour, so his inclusion seems a bit unlikely.

[via Blabbermouth]