Tom Araya

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    June 24, 2013

    Heavy Metal World Records: Five of the Loudest Bands Ever

    Last week at the O Music Awards, rock musician Andrew W.K. set the world record for Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store after he spent 24 consecutive hours (from June 19-20) at his drum set. While the songwriter/instrumentalist/party connoisseur was hitting the skins, lots of other rock musicia ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012

    The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends. Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Is Heavy Metal Really The Devil's Music?

    See also: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" Last week, I found myself in an awkward conversation with douchebag with a popped collar and frosted tips. He asked me if I worshipped "the Devil," lo ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off

    See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Vintage Violence: TOAD's Rotten Tide Oozes Analog Menace The arrest and detention of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic has held the attention of metal fans since his arrest on ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 7/6/12

    Motörhead, Slayer, Slipknot, and more Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Friday, July 6 See also: Why Isn't Corey Taylor of Slipknot Listening to Metal? See also: What Mayhem Band Has the Craziest Fans (According to Tom Araya of Slayer)? See also: Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, and Slayer Unite f ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Discusses a "Ramones-Style" Set and The Walking Dead

    See also: Why Isn't Corey Taylor of Slipknot Listening to Metal? See also: What Mayhem Band Has the Craziest Fans (According to Tom Araya of Slayer)? See also: Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, and Slayer Unite for Mayhem Fest It should come as no surprise that some epic musicians come off as jaded, bo ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    July 5, 2012

    Slayer's Tom Araya Ponders What Band Has the Craziest Fans at Mayhem Festival

    See also: Slipknot, Anthrax, Motorhead, and Slayer Unite for Mayhem Fest See also: Why Isn't Slipknot's Corey Taylor Listening to Metal? American thrash metal band Slayer can easily be called one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Their 1986 album Reign in Blood is considered to be the foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    The Big 4 Festival at Empire Polo Grounds Last Night

    Mike R. MeyerJames Hetfield of Metallica performs at The Big 4 Festival in Indio.​The Big 4 Festival (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California Saturday, April 23, 2011 It's not an understatement to say that yesterday's Big 4 Festival was an event nearly thre ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    American Carnage Tour Postponed

    Slayer's Tom Araya​Hair metal fans of the Valley, take note: The superstar-studded American Carnage Tour (which featured the '80s triple-threat of Slayer, Megadeth, and Testatment) has been postponed indefinitely. The concert was scheduled to take place on January 23 at Dodge Theatre, but has bee ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Black Sabbath's Stem Cell Treatment, David Lynch and Billy Corgan, Passion Pit Mp3

    Electric Mustache: mp3: Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra "Which Song"Everyone's Blog Posts: All Nov. Events @ The Trunk Space: K Recs, Sound Art, Local break-neck rock, Label show cases, punkersIdolator: Aqua Warn Against The Dangers Of Color-Coordinating Your Dinner Parties' MenusNME: Black Sabbath's T ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Walter Cronkite, Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Summer of Sound Over the Weekend

    ASU Cronkite Journalism School Mourns the Death of Its Namesake Walter Cronkite, famous CBS anchorman known as "the most trusted man in America," and long-time mentor to Arizona State University School of Journalism students, died today at his New York home. He was 92...full story Rockstar Mayhem T ... More >>

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    July 18, 2009

    Slayer Plays Through The (Dry) Heat

    SlayerTwo stages, 13 bands, more than nine hours of music, and yet the Rockstar Mayhem Festival could easily be summed up in one word: SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, New Times doesn't pay me for one-word reviews, and to be honest, a handful of other bands on the bill definitely made an impre ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    September 13, 2007

    Hasta La Muerte

    Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it's speaking Spanish

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    August 28, 2007
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    August 1, 2002

    Highway to Hell

    Speed-metal demons Slayer on songwriting-by-thesaurus, boy bands and favorable exchange rates