Slayer

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Rock against racism? Metal's varied response to Black Lives Matter
Black Sabbath and Axl Rose are among those in the metal world supporting protests, but there’s no denying the opinions of others in the genre

Michael Hann

22, Jun, 2020 @1:50 PM

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Slayer: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the LA metal band who made the sky pour with blood

Joe Muggs

22, Apr, 2020 @7:11 AM

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Slayer review – thrash legends unleash a barrage of malevolence
The LA four-piece’s final world tour delivers a furious rush of excitement in a celebratory sweep through 37 years of mayhem

Dom Lawson

04, Nov, 2018 @2:46 PM

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Slayer announce global farewell tour
‘The age of Slayer is coming to an end,’ announce the legendary heavy metal band after 37 years and nearly 3,000 gigs

Laura Snapes

24, Jan, 2018 @11:26 AM

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Slayer review – vital, vicious and loud
With a reconfigured lineup and renewed commitment to the infernal cause, the LA metallers reclaimed their crown as the masters of darkness

Dom Lawson

01, Dec, 2015 @12:18 PM

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Slayer webchat – as it happened
The definitive thrash-metal band joined us during their UK tour to answer your questions in a live webchat. Catch up with Kerry and Gary’s answers here, from the highs and lows of being 30 years in the business to the heaviest song ever and (unlikely) Journey tribute albums

30, Nov, 2015 @7:06 PM

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Cult heroes: Tommy Vance was British radio's unsung heavy metal guru
The rarely feted Radio 1 DJ took metal out of its ghetto and played it to the whole country, spawning furious, flourishing scenes in its wake

Michael Hann

10, Nov, 2015 @9:08 AM

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Slayer: Repentless review – thrash masters still stupidly exciting
Despite deaths and departures, Slayer’s evil powers remain undimmed on this whiplash-inducing new set

Dom Lawson

10, Sep, 2015 @9:00 PM

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Slayer's Kerry King says he wouldn't go to the festival he's headlining because the bill's so poor
The thrash titan has been laying into Mayhem festival, which has scrapped two stages and seen attendances fall

Guardian music

29, Jul, 2015 @8:10 AM

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Bonnaroo 2015 lineup announced by festivalgoers on social media
Mumford and Sons back after bassist’s brain surgery forced them to cancel in 2013, while Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar and deadmau5 fill other headline spots

Guardian music

14, Jan, 2015 @3:02 AM

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Man judged unfit to stand murder trial after claiming Slayer were involved
A judge ruled Leroy Smith III unfit to stand trial, after he claimed the heavy metal band had been a factor in the crime

Guardian music

07, Jan, 2015 @10:08 AM

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The December releases that are too late to the best albums polls party
Every year, something wonderful misses the best albums polls because it’s come too late. Every year, too, something awful slithers out at the same time. Here are 10 December albums from the classic to the not-so-classic

Ian Watson

15, Dec, 2014 @2:12 PM

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