Showing posts with label Slayer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slayer. Show all posts

Saturday, December 6, 2014

TONIGHT: Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus at Horseshoe Casino (21+)

INCOMING: Who's down for some heavy duty music therapy tonight?! Get there early for openers Exodus. We caught Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies at the past 2 Chicago Riot Fests respectively and they've still got it and more. They killed it live. If you live for inhumanly fast riffs and punk tinged metal, go already. You'll regret it if you miss this.

Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus hit the stage at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Saturday, December 6 at 7:30pm.

Check out Gary Holt, guitar player in Slayer, on the new EXODUS album, entitled Blood In, Blood Out, newly released October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast records.

Check out ‘Salt The Wound’ featuring Metallica’s Kirk Hammett (who originally played in Exodus before joining Metallica). This puppy had over 100,000 views in less than 24 hours! Exodus has over a million FB fans and countless “regular” fans (ha) worldwide! Also one of the original singers, Steve “Zetro” Souza is BACK in the band for this new album.

EXODUS ‘Salt The Wound’ 
Featuring METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett 

New Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Available October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

Bay Area thrash metal pioneers EXODUS unleash their blistering new track ‘Salt The Wound’, which features an intense guitar solo from none other than original EXODUS/Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett! ‘Salt The Wound’ is cut from the new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out, which hit stores on October 14, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast. 

Guitarist Gary Holt explains that Hammett was more than ready to play on Blood In, Blood Out. “Having Kirk play on the new EXODUS record kind of came about after I played so many shows with Metallica while touring with Slayer over the past four year. It started the same way most of these things do, as a lot of chatter while having a good time, but Kirk was more stoked to play on the new record than anyone. He never got to play on anything with EXODUS since the first demo despite being a founding member, so I think it really meant a lot to him. Coming full circle so to speak. So I chose the song "Salt the Wound" since I thought the rhythm section for the first lead was right in his wheelhouse, and he killed it! He came in and busted out several takes and his solo compliments mine perfectly. Then we drank beer and ate barbecue! Epic time!”

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Kirk Hammett stated to in July.

Kirk Hammett isn’t the only special guest to grace Blood In, Blood Out. Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener ‘Black 13’ is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030), and TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track ‘BTK.’

TASTY--Vegan Metal Meals! Did you catch EXODUSGary Holt Sept 10th as a guest judge on Top Chef Duels on Bravo! The guest judges panel also features fellow heavy metal frontrunners Rob Zombie and Scott Ian, judging a full vegan meal. For more information on the show, the judges and the contestants, click here.

Blood In, Blood Out now out. Get yours from  Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last). 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out is:
01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 – Collateral Damage
04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 – Body Harvest
06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – My Last Nerve
09 – Numb
10 – Honor Killings
11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:
-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
-Behind-the-scenes tour footage
-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover). The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

EXODUS will join fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on tour this November! The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launched on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via Visit the site for tour package details. All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies
11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)
11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)
11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
12/06--Horseshoe Casino--Hammond, IN 
12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.

Visit EXODUS online at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

INCOMING: GWAR, Clutch, Mastodon, Slayer, Rebel Stage Friday #Riotfest #ChiILPicksList

GWAR to Embark Upon the 
"GWAR Eternal Tour 2014"

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar
ChiIL Live Shows #ChiILPicksList

Thinking of ducking out of a day job early on Friday? As sad as we are that GWAR is now Brockieless, they're still well worth getting to Riot Fest early for (4:15 early in fact). They're kicking off a sick string of our favorites on the Rebel stage: GWAR, Clutch, Mastodon & Slayer!  Come rage with ChiIL Live Shows.

You just have to see GWAR to believe em. They defy definition. They're some of the most colorful metal monsters out there and so are their fans by the end of the show. Are you ready to get wet?! Some of my all time favorite original Riot Fest shots came from the aftermath of a GWAR set in 2012. I didn't want to risk my gear on the front lines, so I lurked stage right and caught all the crowd surfers as they emerged.

Been living in a cave? Not up on your recent GWARhistory? Here's our past coverage on our communal loss of a creative genius this past March:


Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available - including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR's ranks. 

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" and what to expect:

"Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny's final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader's favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: 'Where is Oderus Urungus?'"

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR's founder and lead singer, since March. The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world. 

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty's personal slave and bass tech:

"Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember.  He's held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart.  He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level.  The fans love Dave as much as we do and 'The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014' is our way of getting together and sharing that love."

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity.  American Sharks will open all shows.  The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!


GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks:

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

*No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show

For More Info Visit:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

INCOMING: Slayer Friday 8:45 #ChiILPicksList #RiotFest

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar #ChiILPicksList

Friday, September 12
Rebel Stage
Onstage at 8:45PM

With loads of tough calls ahead for this weekend, like Slayer, Jane's Addiction & Rise Against all playing simultaneously... How DO you decide? Sometimes it's a no brainer. Or you follow your friends. Or you go with the band less likely to come back around on tour soon or the one you dig but haven't seen live. 

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. We'll be featuring a few acts that caught our eye... and ears. And some must see band we'll drop everything for.

First up... our group is divided over Janes Vs. Slayer, but look these guys in the eye and tell em you're picking Perry... and things might get ugly. At this point Slayer's winning our vote.

L-R:  Gary Holt, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph

Slayer has just entered the studio to record its first album since 2011's critically-acclaimed, Grammy-winning World Painted Blood This is an album of firsts - the band's first album without Jeff Hanneman, the first album to be released on the band's own label (through Nuclear Blast), and Slayer's first since 2001's God Hates Us All with returning drummer Paul Bostaph.  

Slayer surprised its fans back in April by making a brand new song available as a free download - "Implode" - written by Kerry King.  You can check out "Implode" HERE.   The new album is expected out in early 2015.

For Chicago's RiotFest performance, Slayer will be joined by guitarist Gary Holt who continues to fill in for Hanneman.

The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is "one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre."  Their membership in "The Big Four" - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre - secures their place in music history.  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society - God's terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us - Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream. Slayer's founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  Paul Bostaph, Slayer's drummer from 1992 to 2001, rejoined the band on a full-time basis in 2013.  

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