Life is about honesty. You make a mistake, you learn from it, and then explain to your kids where you screwed up. If you want to lead by example you must do so with unmasked honesty.
Kerry King of Slayer Talks About Their New Album Repentless and the Death of Bandmate Jeff Hanneman During the Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre
Jeff Hanneman was a founding member of Slayer with you, how do you move on artistically without him? Its kind of business
Australian Metal Band Thy Art Is Murder Among Many Bands Set to Play the Victory Records Stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre
Recently, I was able to get some words with Andy Marsh, the guitarist from Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder, about the band's new album Holy War and the general principles that go behind the making of their music.
Even the rain could not stop our need to worship live music. While Mendi's Beach stage had sand, and therefore the driest dance floor, the Bend and Meadow stages did not. Donning plastic rain-ponchos in a vivid array of colors, people danced beneath the falling water as the mud became deeper and goopier.
It's not clear what groups complained, but one thing is clear: custom thrash guitars for preschoolers would make for some
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Retro-cycles are now a normal part of pop culture and have been for sometime. It is well documented that it's traced to the emergence of 1950's youth culture and their post WWII expendable income. You wait 20 years and there it is again. Lately Tupac and Kurt Cobian are commonplace, but you see that already.
This book is an historical offering to the metal gods and it will grow in importance as the genre evolves, and mutates into something totally new.
With that in mind, and with school starting back up again for many, here are some things I learned in my high school years
The guitar skills needed to cover a Slayer song like "War Ensemble" are pretty significant to say the least. That's why this
Who knew banjos could be so hardcore? In the video above, Rob Scallon crushes heavy metal band Slayer's hit song "Raining
Yellowcard's 9/11 Tribute "Believe," Plus Chats with FFF's John Ondrasik, TDWP's Mike Hranica, OCMS's Ketch Secor and Max Frost
Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.
I'll let you know right now, the chapter on the L.A. Hair Metal scene of the 1980s that wrought Van Halen, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Poison, et al, is one of the most fun and ultimately, maybe the most poignant.
I hope they come with their pickets and messages of hate and encounter a massive horde of Slayer fans when they get there. And then, when the counterprotest begins, I hope the cops turn a blind eye and let the Slayer fans do what they will.
TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 24 1. Rufus Wainwright At Wolf Trap A crooner that appeals to both indie rock and Liza Minelli fans
I first looked over the edge and chickened out at Corbet's in 1984. The next two years, I blamed chickening out on the poor conditions, which were also to blame when I chickened out in 1991, 1992, 2000 and 2005.