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Junior announce sophmore album “Anywhere But Here”

UK pop-punk outfit Junior have just announced the release of their second EP, “Juniorland”, set to be released on October 16 via Ambition Records. You can pre-order the album here.

“Juniorland” will mark the bands first release since its single “Anywhere But Here”, back in March, which you can check out below.

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.


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)”

Gogol Bordello to hit the road for US/European tour dates

Everyone’s favorite nine-piece (or are there eight now? I forget…) New York Gypsy punks, Gogol Bordello, are set to hit the road for a batch of tour dates that have them covering some interesting territory in Europe and the Eastern United States. Included on the list are a handful of acoustic gigs. Click here for dates.

Gogol Bordello’s last album was 2010’s “Trans-Continental Hustle,” released on American Recordings.

Album Review: Gogol Bordello – “Trans-Continental Hustle”

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I don’t know why I didn’t review Gogol Bordello‘s latest album “Trans-Continental Hustle” earlier, because it truly is a gem of the folk-punk genre.

Drawing inspiration from frontman Eugene Hutz’s life in Brazil, this album continues to ad to the immigrant theme of the Gogol Bordello tapestry. While maybe a little more conservative and a little less diverse than their previous studio release, “Super Taranta!” (2007), this album lacks no gusto whatsoever.

On first listening, I considered the first track, Pala Tute, a weak opener. Not to say it’s a bad song by any means, but rather, it just lacks the energy to be an effective introduction to the album. However, it has been growing on me. Track 2, My Comanjera, might have been more punchy.

I really enjoyed the mellow tracks of this album: Sun On My Side and When Universes Collide. The soft strumming of minor acoustic classical guitars really stood out as a beauty to me.

However, this album doesn’t lack it’s upbeat moments. Immigraniada (We Comin’ Rougher) was a return to Gogol Bordello’s punkier roots, sending a powerful message to the powers that be. Break The Spell falls into that line of songs, as well.

All in all, if you’re looking for a powerful album that will give you a worldly music experience, check out this release by gypsy punk sensation Gogol Bordello. I have no qualms in calling this release the best Folk Punk album of 2009.

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! 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.