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Slayer stream new song “Cast the First Stone”

Metal icons Slayer are streaming their new song “Cast the First Stone”, taken from their highly-anticipated upcoming album Repentless. You can listen to it below.

Due for release next week (September 11th), Repentless will be Slayer’s first studio album since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first one with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the late Jeff Hanneman.

Slayer release details on new album

Metal icons Slayer have been in the studio finishing their long-awaited new album, which is expected to be released later this year, and will be their first since 2009’s World Painted Blood and their first one with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the late Jeff Hanneman. About the progress of the album, frontman Tom Araya told Revolver magazine:

“We’re in kind of the beginning stages of the finishing stages, if that makes any sense. We’re doing the mixing and mastering now, but we still need to sit down and figure out the album title, the album cover, the song titles, and the song list. We’ve recorded 13 songs for it; we’ll probably put ten on there, but who knows? Maybe you’ll get lucky and we’ll put all 13 on there!”

Araya also revealed that the new album will include one track featuring Hanneman. He explains, “The whole process of this album started three years ago, when Jeff was still a part of it. There is one track on there that we recorded with him, that he did play on, which was completely done except we hadn’t finalized the vocals for it. So we were fortunate to have something that he had participated in.”

Motorhead announces Motorboat Cruise with Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and more

British rock ‘n’ roll legends Motörhead have announced that their annual Motorboat Cruise will be held September 28 – October 2 and sailing from Miami to the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas. Joining the band will be Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Anthrax, Exodus and more. Tickets go on sale March 25 at 2pm(est). Click here for more info and to get your cabin aboard the Norwegian Sky .

Motorhead recently hit the studio to record their 22nd studio album, which is expected out later this year. The band’s latest album, Aftershock, was released in October 2013.


New video: Sock puppet group Stayner performs Slayer parody, “Raining Bleach”

Slow news night here at Dying Scene Ranch. As a result, we present you this very well-done parody of the Slayer classic “Raining Blood.” It’s from a *ahem* “band” called Stayner, and it’s a song called “Raining Bleach.” Check it out below.

“Raining Blood,” as you should already know, appears on Slayer’s slayer 1986 classic, “Reign In Blood.”

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus announce fall tour

If you were unable to catch the Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus tour last month then you still might be in luck because the three bands have announced that they will be hitting the road again for a handful of shows starting this November. You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, last March. Slayer last released World Painted Blood in 2009 via American Recordings, while Exodus last released Exhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Random Cover Song: ukulele player Rob Scallon – “War Ensemble” (Slayer)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

This morning’s cover song comes from a Chicago-based guitarist named Rob Scallon, who played a ukulele cover version Slayer‘s “War Ensemble”, which is the opening track from the legendary thrash metal band’s 1990 classic album Seasons in the Abyss. You can check out both versions of “War Ensemble” below.

Slayer sign to Nuclear Blast, release demo of new song

Metal legends Slayer have announced that they have parted ways with their longtime label American Recordings, and formed an as-yet-untitled label, which will be an imprint under Nuclear Blast Records. The band expects to begin recording a new album soon for an early 2015 release, which will be produced by Terry Date and Greg Fidelman. Bassist and vocalist Tom Araya on the signing and new album:

“Rick has played a huge role in our career [and] we’ve made some great albums with him. But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

In addition, Slayer released a demo of a new track called “Implode,” which you can find on their official website. The track is supposedly taken from their new album, which will be their first since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first with Paul Bostaph since 2001’s God Hates Us All and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the late Jeff Haneman.

Slayer will embark on a short U.S. tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies next month.

First dates for Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies tour announced

According to, Pollstar has revealed the first batch of dates for the previously rumored U.S. tour featuring Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies. The tour begins in May, and only shows in the mid-west have been confirmed. All the dates are below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, last March. Slayer last released World Painted Blood in 2009 via American Recordings, while Exodus last released Exhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies to tour together this spring?

Multiple sources are reporting that Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies will be touring together this spring. No dates have been announced at this time, but all three bands are scheduled to appear at Rock on the Range in May, which may give a hint that the tour will actually happen.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, last March. Slayer last released World Painted Blood in 2009 via American Recordings, while Exodus last released Exhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Slayer announce first North American tour in two years

Starting in two weeks, thrash metal icons Slayer are going to headline their first North American tour in two years, with Gojira and 4ARM supporting act. The tour will include their first show in Alaska since 1996 as well as their first shows in 25 years at New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium. All the dates can be found here.

Following the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman last May, Slayer announced in the same month that original drummer Dave Lombardo left the band once again and were rejoined by his replacement Paul Bostaph. Gary Holt of Exodus has been filling in for Hanneman.

Video: Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) jamming with Sepultura

Yes, I know Sepultura are not a punk rock band, but a short video of former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo jamming in the studio with the Brazilian metal legends has surfaced online. Go here to watch it.

It was announced a month ago that Lombardo was officially out of Slayer. Since his departure, Paul Bostaph, who replaced Lombardo from 1992 to 2001, has rejoined the band on drums.

Paul Bostaph joins Slayer (again)

In the wake of the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, thrash metal icons Slayer have announced that drummer Paul Bostaph has rejoined on a full-time basis. Bostaph was part of the band as original drummer Dave Lombardo’s replacement from 1992 to 2001. Bassist and vocalist Tom Araya comments:

“Paul’s a great drummer and a good friend, and we’re very happy that he’s decided to rejoin the band. We’re still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don’t want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward… Having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier.”

Bostaph also comments on his reunion, stating “I’m very excited to be rejoining Slayer. We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home.”

Dave Lombardo, who rejoined after Bostaph’s departure in 2001, did not participate in Slayer’s recent Australian tour due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette of Testament and Anthrax.

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Jeff Hanneman funeral

While we hate to draw attention to hate groups that obviously seek it, music fans deserve to know that the lovely people at the infamous Westboro Baptist Church has stated intentions to picket at the funeral of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman in a recent tweet:


Hanneman passed away this past Thursday due to liver failure. He was 49 years old.


Live Video: Death By Stereo cover Slayer’s song “Raining Blood”

Hardcore punk band Death By Stereo covered Slayer’s song “Raining Blood” while performing at the House Of Blues in San Diego, CA. Here’s what the band had to say: “R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman. You will be missed eternally. Here is our humble tribute to you and your amazing band. We still can’t wrap our heads around the fact that you are gone. Your influence is infinite, no compromise as a way of life. Thanks for the heavy tunes man. You made us all want to smash our skateboards through windows and yell “SLAYER!!!” out at shows, in parking lots, at people, at the world.

You can check out their cover here.

The band released their latest album, Black Sheep of the American Dream,” in April 2012 through Viking Funeral Records.

RIP: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman 1964 – 2013

Founding member of Slayer and influentional metal guitarist Jeff Haneman has passed away today at the age of 49.

His band members broke the news on their Facebook page.

“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”