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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)”



Record engineer Bryan Carlstrom has passed away

According to a post on The Offspring‘s Facebook page, record producer, engineer and mixer Bryan Carlstrom is dead. His cause of death is currently unknown, but here’s what The Offspring had to say about him:

“R.I.P. Bryan Carlstrom..Godspeed..As the engineer on Ixnay and Americana he brought out the best in us..-Dexter”

Carlstrom engineered two of The Offspring’s platinum records Ixnay on the Hombre and Americana (released in 1997 and 1998 respectively) and Social Distortion‘s 1992 gold record Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. He has also worked with Billy Idol, Queen, Kiss, The Cult, Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Megadeth, D.R.I., Slayer, Spinal Tap, White Zombie, Corrosion of Conformity, Filter, Stabbing Westward and Public Image Limited. For the rest of his working credits, see here.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as any further details surface, or if any benefits are in the works. Rest in peace, Bryan, and thank you for all your hard work, especially delivering some awesome music.



Parkway Drive working on new album

Fans of Australian hardcore band Parkway Drive can expect some new material soon via Epitaph Records.  The band has announced they have entered the studio to begin recording their yet-to-be-titled fourth album, and the follow-up to 2010’s Deep Blue, via Resist Records.

The band will be working with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Terror) on this album.  Here’s what vocalist Winston McCall had to say about what fans can expect:

“Well, I think that out of all our records this one’s probably going to shock people the most, because there are some things in here that…[pauses] I don’t think it’s big changes to the Parkway Drive sound, but we’re going to add stuff to the sound that people would never expect. On Deep Blue, we experimented with a couple of new things in small doses to see if they worked–and they did. So this time around we said, “Okay, if that worked, we can do it to a larger degree, and we can do it in more places, and do it with more instruments and more voices.”

If you can’t wait to hear this album, you’ll have to hang tight for just a little while longer.  The band expects to release the album before the end of 2012.

If you want some Parkway Drive stuff to get you through that time, why not check out their “Home For The Heartless” DVD?



Random Cover Song Thursday: Bigwig covers Slayer’s “War Ensemble”

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 week it’s New Jersey hardcore punk act Bigwig covering Slayer‘s “War Ensemble.”

The cover appears on the “Punk Goes Metal” comp while the original appears on Slayer’s album “Seasons in the Abyss.” Check out the cover and original right here. Rock your Friday like I would! Your ears will thank you.



Australia’s Soundwave festival: 2011 lineup confirmed

The rumors are now true: Iron Maiden will headline the 2011 edition of Australia’s Soundwave festival, with Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Social Distortion, Pennywise, MxPx, Sum 41, Less Than Jake and many other bands also joining the bill.

The exclusive pre-sale will take place on Monday, August 9 Augst at noon and run through to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 10 (local time). The pre-sale is open to all fan club members. Tickets for these two shows go on sale to the general public on August 12.



Anthrax joins co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth for American Carnage tour

What’s missing from this lineup? Metallica! The second leg of this summer’s American Carnage tour will feature 3 of the big 4 playing together again, with Anthrax joining co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth.

The tour starts 9/24 in Texas and ends 10/21 in Hollywood, CA. Click here to check out the full tour dates.



Music video: Slayer – “World Painted Blood”

Last week we posted the trailer for Slayer‘s new music video for the song World Painted Blood. Now you can watch the full video here.

The song is the title track off their new album, released November 2009 on American Recordings. The band is currently playing a bunch of summer European dates before coming back to North America and playing another 2 months of shows. Check their Dying Scene shows page for dates and locations..



Slayer post trailer for upcoming music video “World Painted Blood”

Listen up all you metalheads! Slayer have posted the trailer for their upcoming music video for World Painted Blood. Click here to watch.

The song is the title track off their new album, released November 2009 on American Recordings. The band is currently playing a bunch of summer European dates before coming back to North America and playing another 2 months of shows. Check their Dying Scene shows page for dates and locations.



Win a B.C Rich Warlock guitar autographed by Slayer

slayerHow would you like a free B.C Rich Warlock Guitar autographed by all the men of Slayer? Well now’s your chance! Ultimate-Guitar.com is hosting a contest and you don’t have to do anything stupid to win like make a t-shirt and a home movie that symbolizes why you love Slayer- all you have to do is enter!

Slayer is about to start their US tour! Take a look at all their tour dates, cities and locations by visiting the Dying Scene Shows page.



Slayer and Megadeth co-headline American Carnage tour

slayerHey all you metalheads, listen up. The legendary [old]men of Slayer will be co-headlining the American Carnage Tour with Megadeth. As an added bonus, special guest Testament will perform on select dates. The tour will start its 26-city run on January 18th in Seattle. Check the Dying Scene Shows page for further instructions.

For the official press release video, click here.



Slayer announces postponement of UK/European Tour

slayerDue to a back injury incurred by Vocalist/ Bassist Tom Aray, Slayer has announced that they will be postponing their UK/European tour. The tour was set to start November 18th in the UK and take the band throughout Europe into December. The tour will now be scheduled to kick off March 7th in Manchester, England. Click here for a list of the new dates.

Slayer also announced last week that they will be postponing the Canadian Carnage East Coast tour that they are to co-headline with Megadeth to February of 2010, but no dates on this one yet.

Rick Sales, the band’s manager, had this to say:

Our main concern must be the full and permanent recovery of Tom, so we have decided to clear the calendar and give him the extra time he needs to concentrate solely on good health.



Slayer talk about “Not Of This God” off their upcoming album “World Painted Blood”

slayer-world-painted-bloodSlayer has been regularly releasing videos in which they talk about each track off their upcoming album World Painted Blood.  Today the band talks about the 11th, and final, track off the album, Not Of This God, and you can check it out right here.

World Painted Blood hits stores tomorrow.



Listen to the exclusive premiere of Slayer’s “World Painted Blood”

slayer-world-painted-bloodFor a limited time only, Slayer is streaming their entire album World Painted Blood on their MySpace page. You get to listen to all 11 songs, start to finish, before this album is officially released November 3rd on American Recordings. Jump on the opportunity before its gone.



Videos: Slayer talks about two new songs off upcoming album “World Painted Blood

wpb_online_cover_loresMetal legends Slayer have just posted two new video clips discussing songs from their new album, World Painted Blood, set to hit stores November 3rd. Slayer has succeeded in creating a great interest in this new release by posting new videos over the past couple weeks. In these newest videos (courtesy of Decibel Magazine and Metal Underground) the band talks about songs Americon and Psycopathy Red.

To view the Americon video, click here.

To view the Psycopathy Red video, click here.

World Painted Blood is Slayer’s 10th studio album (sixth on American Recordings) and is currently on the road promoting its’ release. Check out tour dates at their Dying Scene Shows page.



Video: Slayer talks about “Public Display of Dismemberment” off upcoming album “World Painted Blood”

slayer-world-painted-bloodSlayer has just posted their 6th clip, Public Display of Dismemberment, on Rock Sound TV. Leading up to the release of their new alblum, World Painted Blood, the band has posted links on their official site to video clips where they talk about their upcoming release track-by-track.

Watch it here.

The album is set to release November 3rd on American Recordings.