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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

Razormaze adds focus to their thrash

For a kind-of goofy metal dude, Alex Citrone is pretty serious — especially when he talks metal, and especially when he's talking about his band, Boston shred titans Razormaze.
Sharper image
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 18, 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

Hekseri | Hekseri

Since 2004, Hekseri have been one of Boston's loudest and most volatile black-metal bands. After several demos and a split single, this staple of the Boston scene have finally released their full-length debut.
Time Before Time Records (2011)
By WREN LEADER  |  February 25, 2011