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Slayer’s Tom Araya Explains Why There Haven’t Been ‘Big 4′ Shows Since 2011

Metal fans rejoiced back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 4 of thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) joined forces for a handful of shows around the world, including the most recent one at New York's Yankee Stadium in September 2011. Fans still holding out hope that these four metal powerhouses might join forces again on the same stage in the future may not get their way.

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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Elaborates on Drummer Dave Lombardo’s Exit From the Band

In a recent interview, frontman Tom Araya revealed some information about the ouster of drummer Dave Lombardo' from the band. Now, in a new interview, he goes into more detail about why Slayer parted ways with Lombardo.

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Slayer To Reissue 10 Albums on 180-Gram Vinyl

If you've been trying to figure out what to get that Slayer fan on your Christmas list this year, worry no more. Ten Slayer albums will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on Dec. 10.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Talks Touring, New Album Progress, Jeff Hanneman + More

Slayer's iconic axeman Kerry King was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the band's current tour, moving forward

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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Raises Horns for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Dio + More

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.

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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Reveals Why Dave Lombardo Was Ousted From the Band

Earlier this year, legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out of the band. The news became public shortly before Slayer began a string of Australian tour dates, leaving fans shocked and somewhat disappointed. Lombardo has offered his two cents on the Slayer split, but for the first time since the drummer's departure, frontman Tom Araya spoke out on exactly why Lombardo was given the boot.

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Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax + Megadeth Members Lead ‘Metal Masters 5′ Show

Watch out Orange County! 'Metal Masters 5' will be taking place at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. with an all-star lineup of metal greats taking part. The event is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya on Jeff Hanneman’s Legacy, Upcoming Album + More

We were recently fortunate enough to speak with legendary Slayer frontman Tom Araya. During our talk with singer-bassist, he opened up wide about late Slayer guitarist and creative force Jeff Hanneman, his mindset with creating new material without Hanneman and how he would like Jeff to be remembered.

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Slayer Forced to Nix First Alaska Gig in 17 Years

Bad news to report for Slayer fans in Alaska. Although the legendary thrash band was scheduled to perform at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage on Oct. 22, the show has been canceled.

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Slayer Play First-Ever Rock in Rio Gig at 2013 Festival [Watch]

Believe it or not, but Slayer had never actually played a Rock in Rio festival gig until last night (Sept. 22). On the same bill as Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer pummeled the Brazilian crowd with some pure American thrash, and here you can watch footage from the band's Rock in Rio 2013 set.

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Slayer Announce Fall 2013 North American Tour

After previously announcing concerts in Los Angeles and New York, Slayer have now revealed they will be embarking on a full, five week tour of North America. The trek launches Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska (the first time Slayer has played there since 1996) with supporting bands Gojira and 4Arm.

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