The end of an era! Slayer have announced their final tour. Fuck, I’m going to miss them but it’s not like they haven’t earned a rest, and they’re certainly bowing out on a high note. These pics are from the Joint in Vegas, 2016, originally shot for Metal Hammer. Thanks for everything, chaps.
Slipknot: Day Of The Gusano Review by Joshua Sindell By now, Iowa’s biggest-ever metal band Slipknot have been thoroughly covered in more than a few home-video releases, with hours of biographical, live concert and in-studio footage already available. But in the time between Slipknot’s fourth and fifth albums, the band had to endure the departure […]
SLO BURN Three thirty in the afternoon is not exactly the most conducive time to be watching a band play indoors, (although in this case 4.20 would have been appropriate) so it comes as a pleasant surprise to see that the aptly named Joint is packed. Perhaps more surprising is the average age of […]
SLAYER LAMB OF GOD The Joint, Las Vegas Ah, the distant rumble that tells you the opening band is on while you’re still outside dealing with the box office, despite getting to the venue with time to spare. Given that Behemoth are only playing a half hour set, it’s not the most auspicious start […]
FAREWELL FRISBEE Some words for Chris Cornell… After Lemmy died there was a period, a couple of months or so, when I listened to nothing but Motörhead. There were entire days of blasting out Overkill, Bomber, Sacrifice, a celebration of his life, with very few tracks off limits. I still can’t listen to […]
SKINDRED LVCS LAS VEGAS It would be unfair to suggest that I’m in hostile territory tonight, since there is no actual hostility, but this is certainly unfamiliar territory. Skindred, quite rightly, are kind of a big deal in the UK, festival favourites who can fill decent sized venues with ease, so it’s odd to […]