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Tom Araya and Slayer

The 30-year metal reign of Tom Araya and Slayer

Suicide, serial killers, Satan worship, demonic possession, hatred, violence, and depravity: succeeding as a heavy-metal band through the '80s and early '90s meant being able to withstand a gauntlet of accusations as the cause of all of society's ills.
Coolest of the heavies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 03, 2012

Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012
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Dave Mustaine's righteous path

Now sober, the ginger frontman is not only sharing a bill with Metallica, but the stage in an end-of-the-night jam to celebrate the Big Four, along with Slayer and Anthrax, and commemorating 30 years of pioneering thrash by playing select gigs around the
Tragic hero
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 26, 2011
more big 4

Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium

The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium

Meh, no big deal, right? I mean, who needs METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX when we here in Boston have BACKSTREET BOYS and the effing...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 30, 2011

Cinematic excess

Eight years after its completion, The Cremaster Cycle , Matthew Barney's interminable multi-media opus, continues to befuddle and intrigue audiences.
Matthew Barney's seven-hour Cremaster Cycle descends in the Portland Museum of Art
By ANNIE LARMON  |  November 12, 2010


Photos: Slayer at the Tsongas Arena

It doesn't get any more metal than that.
Slayer, live at the Tsongas Arena, August 14, 2010
By REV. AARON  |  August 20, 2010

[phlipcam video] Megadeth + Slayer @ the Tsongas Center

It doesn't get any more metal than that. For the sake of sidestepping repetition, I'm just going to throw that sentence out there this one...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 16, 2010
Slayer and Megadeth at the Tsongas Center

Slayer and Megadeth at the Tsongas Center

In the slightly more thrashing of the two monster metal showcases of the summer (no shots at Ozzy), Slayer and Megadeth are forming like Voltron...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010

People going apeshit at church

Having a hard time waking up this morning? Well, not anymore, because the International Day of Slayer (slated for this Sunday, 6/6) has come early...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  June 04, 2010

Photos: Mayhem Fest 2009

Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Behemoth live.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and more live at Comcast Center, August 4, 2009


Review: Mayhem Fest 2009

A mere 10 minutes after setting foot in the Comcast Center, my editor and I witness our first major act of Mayhem Fest carnage. Actually, we couldn't have missed it -- it was aimed directly at us.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, et al | August 4, 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield
By MICHELLE ABBASCIANO  |  August 14, 2009

Video: Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, and other highlights from Mayhem Fest 2009

SLAYER: SOUTH OF HEAVEN (Mayhem Fest Boston 2009) Ahhh, metal. It's been a while since we checked in with our long-haired bretheren, and in the...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2009
Mayhem Festival 2009

Mayhem Festival 2009

  Recent Twitter dispatch from the Mayhem Festival’s stop in Phoenix: “Watching Marilyn Manson perform ‘Dope Show.’ Security just put out a huge bonfire on...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009

Guitar Hero: Metallica

At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 17, 2009