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anomynous
05-02-2013, 03:04 PM
https://www.facebook.com/slayer/posts/10151624018260390

Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)


Set Lists: http://www.metalsetlists.com/tags.php?tag=slayer
LA Times: Here (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-founding-slayer-guitarist-jeff-hanneman-dies-20130502,0,4340297.story)
Blabermouth: Here (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=189480)

Maideneer
05-02-2013, 03:05 PM
WHAT THE HELL?!!!

energymetal14
05-02-2013, 03:08 PM
:eek: What!? This sucks. He was really fighting to recover from that spider bite, and now this. RIP, thanks for all the amazing tunes!

mastodon421
05-02-2013, 03:10 PM
Oh my god, this is fucking horrible. R.I.P Jeff, you're a legend.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-02-2013, 03:11 PM
Thats fucking crazy. man, this really sucks.

RIP, Jeff.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 03:14 PM
I was read this as I was talking on the phone and I pretty much had to stop talking.






RIP

treghet
05-02-2013, 03:14 PM
Holy shit. Rest in peace. :(

MPF
05-02-2013, 03:15 PM
I never had the opportunity to see Slayer live, now I truly never will :(

R.I.P.

Maideneer
05-02-2013, 03:15 PM
http://media.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/hanneman.jpg

Maideneer
05-02-2013, 03:16 PM
I was read this as I was talking on the phone and I pretty much had to stop talking.

Me too. On the phone with the wife I said I gotta call you back...still haven't. It's like losing a best friend, I'm gonna gag.

PowerMaiden
05-02-2013, 03:16 PM
I'm in shock right now

R.I.P. Jeff



PowerMaiden

Ommie
05-02-2013, 03:17 PM
WHAT THE FUCK NOOOO, another Metal God has fallen.

RIP

mankvill
05-02-2013, 03:18 PM
This sucks. Slayer means a whole lot to me, which mean's Jeff Hannemann had a lot to do with shaping my tastes and perspective on stuff growing up. He's an icon and an innovator for extreme music and he'll be sorely missed. RIP

GarageMetal468
05-02-2013, 03:21 PM
:bawling:

R.I.P.

IrritatedTrout
05-02-2013, 03:21 PM
What?? Completely unexpected. I saw the thread title and my first thought was "Lame, that's not funny at all." Can't believe he passed. Liver failure, I wonder if it had anything at all to do with the complications of the bite.

Man, he penned some of the best Slayer songs and he and the rest of the band were such a big influence on me back in high school. I still love them now but back then they were so huge to me. I've been a Slayer fan since 2005 but I've only been able to see them live once, thank goodness it was in 2010 and Jeff was still in the band.

Thanks for the memories and the music. Positive thoughts to his friends and family.

NP: Angel of Death. Even though the title may be inappropriate given the situation but it's all Jeff and I still maintain that it's one of the best metal songs ever.

PVH5150
05-02-2013, 03:21 PM
Rock in peace, brother.
\m/

elturtleboy
05-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Oh my god,wtf. I can't believe this. This is so fuckin sudden. This fucking sucks. Slayer is one of my(if not my all time favorite ) Metal band. This is so horrible. RIP. :metal: A legend lost.

Jochen
05-02-2013, 03:25 PM
This is terrible. I don't listen to Slayer as much as I used to, but without them, I may not have gotten into the music I did, and some of Hanneman's songs are the best that metal has to offer.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 03:26 PM
I'll be the first to say it: I wonder what this means for Slayer as a band? I know Kerry was going full steam ahead, but this changes it.

Sanitarium78
05-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Wow. I don't even know what to say right now.

RIP You are a legend Jeff Hanneman.

Maideneer
05-02-2013, 03:29 PM
Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

mankvill
05-02-2013, 03:33 PM
NP: Angel of Death. Even though the title may be inappropriate given the situation but it's all Jeff and I still maintain that it's one of the best metal songs ever.

Angel of Death is music/lyrics by Jeff and Jeff only. He penned one of heavy metal's flagship songs, and I think he would've wanted people to blast it right now.


Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

I'd actually be okay if they hung it up right now. If they keep on as a band...like, for real? That'd suck.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 03:34 PM
Especially since most of the entirely King-written songs suck.

sfhui
05-02-2013, 03:35 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIP Jeff Hanneman!

imanidiot777
05-02-2013, 03:41 PM
Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

I really hope this is the maximum that they do. Time to hang it up.

RIP Jeff.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 03:42 PM
So Dio, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag, Jeff, Cliff Burton, & Clive Burr?






Kickass band right there

Bengals279
05-02-2013, 03:44 PM
You have got to be kidding me. Damn this is the worst death this year. SHit

Travis The Dragon
05-02-2013, 03:48 PM
Truly some of the saddest news in some time now! RIP Jeff. You were one of the most amazing guitar players that ever existed!

swboyd
05-02-2013, 03:53 PM
RIP Jeff. Was never a huge fan of Slayer, but I know how much they've given to the art I love. I'll have a beer for him tonight.

hellawaits77ny
05-02-2013, 03:54 PM
RIP Jeff. You will forever be remembered as a music legend. Will have plenty of Heineken's over the weekend in memorium.

Dextrimental
05-02-2013, 03:55 PM
Actually crying. Dude's music changed my life.

R.I.P Jeff.

Yeah, I agree that the current tour they have booked should become the farewell tour. End on a high note then let Slayer's legacy speak for itself.

larvtard
05-02-2013, 03:57 PM
Damn this is the worst death this year.

lol

You will be missed Jeff :(

hellawaits77ny
05-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

Great point.

I hope that piece of garbage Kerry King can have the spotlight taken off himself for once.

smearCampaign
05-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Unbelievable. Don't know what to say. RIP Jeff. :(

treghet
05-02-2013, 04:09 PM
Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

It would be great if they did that, but I think that chances of it happening are slim. Keep in mind that Kerry said he would be alright with Gary Holt playing with them forever, so I don't think this is going to stop the band.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 04:15 PM
Alex Skolnick tweeted they're doing something at the Golden Gods tonight to honor him

Disturbed95
05-02-2013, 04:16 PM
Holy shit... this is fucking terrible news. RIP jeff

OraclesofAgony
05-02-2013, 04:18 PM
I think my heart dropped to the floor when I heard the news. This sucks. One of the best moments I will hold dearly is when he came out and played the Encore at the Big 4 show.

Crionics
05-02-2013, 04:20 PM
Incredibly saddened by this, one of my absolute heroes. Will probably post some memories soon enough. RIP.

John The Drummer
05-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Wow... just... wow :(

Hearing "Raining Blood" in GTA: Vice City is pretty much what got me into "extreme metal".... damn....

RIP Jeff... wish I could have witnessed you performing live...

hellawaits77ny
05-02-2013, 04:37 PM
If the band continues other than a fairwell tour, I will be physically ill. Won't purchase anything, nor will I attend any future shows. But as someone already mentioned, with Kerry King, I wouldn't be suprised if he keeps the band going. Tom needs to step up and say, "Enough."

RAZOR
05-02-2013, 04:39 PM
My heart dropped when I saw the "RIP Jeff Hanneman" posts on Twitter. I can't believe this, I feel like I just lost a good friend. :boohoo:

ravenheart
05-02-2013, 04:39 PM
The fuck? :(

DementedX14
05-02-2013, 04:42 PM
RIP Jeff :(

That disease that he got from that spider is the stuff of nightmares.

El Gordo
05-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Awful. Just fucking awful. What the fuck?

treghet
05-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Tom needs to step up and say, "Enough."

I could not agree more.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 04:46 PM
RIP Jeff :(

That disease that he got from that spider is the stuff of nightmares.

Of course if you go on blabbermouth right now people are saying that you can't get necrotizing facitiis from spider bites and he was probably a drug addict.













Because trolling is fun.

kalfitegrdan
05-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Hearing Seasons in the Abyss for the first time in middle school pretty much cemented heavy metal as an important part of my life and Slayer has always remained one of my favorite bands. This is just a horrible thing to hear. R.I.P. Jeff. :(

orlandodavis
05-02-2013, 04:54 PM
:bouville::bawling:

Crionics
05-02-2013, 04:55 PM
I wish I could set aside time to mourn but I have finals...I wrote this when I was 16, just brought a huge tear to my eye..

My neck still hurts and my body still slightly aches from one hell of a night. I know this will sound very biased, but I really cannot find one flaw last night. If I really had to think, the only flaw would be that the volume of the vocals were slightly down during the set of all three bands. Another one would be the crowd was a bit too rough, but that should be expected. I got to the venue 30 mins early, once I got in I rushed and got to the left of the rail. This was my first time on the rail and, needless to say, I was excited as hell. This gave me a perfect view of everyone, and I was very close to Rob, Bello, Ellefson, and my hero Jeff.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 04:57 PM
The Gauntlet pointing out the obvious? (http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/391/27807/Jeff-Hanneman-Most-Likely-Died-From-Alcohol-And-Not-The-Spider-Bite-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Thegauntletcom+%28thegauntlet .com%29#.UYL8SMqruM0)



It seems possible I guess. Sad. RIP again.

El Gordo
05-02-2013, 05:01 PM
The Gauntlet pointing out the obvious? (http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/391/27807/Jeff-Hanneman-Most-Likely-Died-From-Alcohol-And-Not-The-Spider-Bite-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Thegauntletcom+%28thegauntlet .com%29#.UYL8SMqruM0)



It seems possible I guess. Sad. RIP again.

I figured it was pretty obvious that it was alcohol-related... I mean, it's a liver failure. Dude had a Heineken logo on one of his guitars. Doesn't make it any less sad. Actually, it kind of makes it more sad.

energymetal14
05-02-2013, 05:04 PM
Agreed that Slayer just isn't Slayer anymore. One last farewell tour and that should be it.

OraclesofAgony
05-02-2013, 05:09 PM
The Gauntlet pointing out the obvious? (http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/391/27807/Jeff-Hanneman-Most-Likely-Died-From-Alcohol-And-Not-The-Spider-Bite-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Thegauntletcom+%28thegauntlet .com%29#.UYL8SMqruM0)



It seems possible I guess. Sad. RIP again.

I'm sure the spider bite didn't help too much.

christopher
05-02-2013, 05:29 PM
RIP :(

BloodoftheKings
05-02-2013, 06:25 PM
This is really saddening to hear. I was just thinking about Slayer last night. I was thinking about how it seemed like they were falling apart and how nice it would be if they could get their shit together to record a proper send off album or something.

R.I.P.

justinm4bama
05-02-2013, 06:54 PM
RIP Jeff. Going to rock out to some Slayer all night!

OraclesofAgony
05-02-2013, 07:04 PM
RIP Jeff. Going to rock out to some Slayer all night!

Haven't stopped listening to em since I heard the news.

BlackDiamond
05-02-2013, 07:22 PM
RIP Jeff. The Heavy Metal world lost a true pioneer and giant.

W0unds
05-02-2013, 08:04 PM
Awful news. RIP Jeff.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 10:09 PM
WBC tweets about Hanneman (http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/05/westboro-baptist-church-offensive-tweet-jeff-hannemans-death-slayer-guitarist/)

treghet
05-02-2013, 10:31 PM
WBC tweets about Hanneman (http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/05/westboro-baptist-church-offensive-tweet-jeff-hannemans-death-slayer-guitarist/)

Did you really need to post that shit? :tp:

anomynous
05-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Yes, especially if they end up picketing his funeral.


















Deal with it.

PVH5150
05-02-2013, 10:34 PM
WBC tweets about Hanneman (http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/05/westboro-baptist-church-offensive-tweet-jeff-hannemans-death-slayer-guitarist/)

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/37483903.jpg

treghet
05-02-2013, 10:41 PM
Yes, especially if they end up picketing his funeral. Deal with it.

Admit it, you just wanted to watch the controversy over it. They thrive off attention and you're dumb enough to give it to them.

anomynous
05-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Yes, because I found that tweet and wrote that article. WBC is thriving off the attention they're getting on this forum.










:tp:

BloodoftheKings
05-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Yes, especially if they end up picketing his funeral.


They haven't actually done a major picket in a while. They're all talk these days.

TonyD
05-02-2013, 10:55 PM
I was read this as I was talking on the phone and I pretty much had to stop talking.






RIP

I got a text and said what the fuck out loud in class...
Really sucks

DisposableJustice
05-02-2013, 11:19 PM
damn dude I am fucking crushed right now. I loved Jeff's song writing and was far above Kerry......I don't know what to say:bouville:

I remember being at the CA Big 4 in 2011, Gary Holt was filling in but Jeff came out for the last two songs, South of Heaven and Angel of Death; he couldn't play for shit because of his arm, but it was still fucking awesome that he made the effort


RIP Jeff you will be missed

I'm going to listen to Seasons in full now, some of his best work is on that album....

anomynous
05-02-2013, 11:22 PM
This whole thing still sucks so much.




I really hope Kerry doesn't run Slayer into the ground, but.........

electrocute1031
05-02-2013, 11:23 PM
R.I.P. Jeff. Absolutely terrible news. I'm still in shock.

DisposableJustice
05-02-2013, 11:30 PM
A very nice tribute by Rob Flynn of Machine Head

https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead/posts/10151450965303823

jhdeity
05-02-2013, 11:34 PM
A very nice tribute by Rob Flynn of Machine Head

https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead/posts/10151450965303823

very cool

SomewhereInTime72
05-02-2013, 11:39 PM
RIP.

Sad news. :(

anomynous
05-02-2013, 11:39 PM
lol at Jeff basically saying the DI material he didn't write sucked

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 12:34 AM
RIP Jeff.

I'll listen to all my Slayer records. Hell Awaits brother. :rocker::rocker::rocker:

Onioner
05-03-2013, 12:41 AM
A very nice tribute by Rob Flynn of Machine Head

https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead/posts/10151450965303823

That thing about Jeff feeling numbness in his hands during the fast songs at the very end of the post is really sad, but also very, very interesting. Anyone else think that may explain Jeff's sloppy rhythm playing in his last few years with Slayer?

adamclark52
05-03-2013, 12:44 AM
RIP Jeff.

I always liked his songs better than Kerry's.

Really, the other guys should end Slayer now.

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 01:17 AM
RIP Jeff.

I always liked his songs better than Kerry's.

Really, the other guys should end Slayer now.

Imho, he was the better guitarst too.

adamclark52
05-03-2013, 01:28 AM
Imho, he was the better guitarst too.

His solos were way better, had a lot more thought put into them. I remember reading an interview in some guitar magazine years ago when Kerry admitted that he just played as many notes as fast as he could for solos and never really played the same solo twice, whereas Jeff put thought and theory into his.

noahj
05-03-2013, 01:42 AM
Don't have anything new to add or anything that hasn't already been said.

However, growing up a metal head in the 80's, Slayer was an important part of my youth and "coming of age"..... so to speak.

Very tough day for me. Like a part of my youth has died.

RIP brother. Thank you for Slayer and memories I'll take to my own grave.

I'm sure Ronnie and Dime were there welcoming you to the club.

christopher
05-03-2013, 01:50 AM
That thing about Jeff feeling numbness in his hands during the fast songs at the very end of the post is really sad, but also very, very interesting. Anyone else think that may explain Jeff's sloppy rhythm playing in his last few years with Slayer?

I've heard he's always been really sloppy

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 02:07 AM
His solos were way better, had a lot more thought put into them. I remember reading an interview in some guitar magazine years ago when Kerry admitted that he just played as many notes as fast as he could for solos and never really played the same solo twice, whereas Jeff put thought and theory into his.

Been watching the Live at the Warfield dvd again lately, and yeah, even if you don't play the guitar you just "see" it.

Christen
05-03-2013, 02:16 AM
Couldn't believe it when I read the news today. So sad. RIP.

ravenheart
05-03-2013, 03:11 AM
Imho, he was the better guitarst too.

By far.

Kerry only ever got more recognition because he had a more unique image.

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 03:33 AM
By far.

Kerry only ever got more recognition because he had a more unique image.

This.

detuned
05-03-2013, 04:12 AM
A very nice tribute by Rob Flynn of Machine Head

https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead/posts/10151450965303823

Me: "Who wrote Angel Of Death?"
Jeff: "I did"
Me: "Lyrics too?"
Jeff: "Yep"
Me: "Reign In Blood?"
Jeff: "Me"
Me: "Dead Skin Mask?"
Jeff: "Yep"
Me: "South Of Heaven?"
Jeff: "Me"
Me: "Black Magic?"
Jeff: "You know it"
Me: "Hell Awaits?"
Jeff: "Yep"

Do some tribute shows, have Lombardo suck it up for a week or two and a quick farewell tour and pack it in. Going forward it's not Slayer anymore.

this

ravenheart
05-03-2013, 04:26 AM
The comments and tributes from musicians who claim to have known him and been his friend are pretty disappointing.

Maybe they're all grieving and will write something more meaningful in a few days.

detuned
05-03-2013, 04:37 AM
best was jake bannon (CONVERGE) saying he would have broke (straight) edge if jeff told him to
RIP to one of the most influential musicians of my life. He brought the worlds of punk and metal together for me. One of my greatest moments in touring was holding his beer for him while the intro to "South of Heaven" played in Japan. I would've guzzled it if he told me to, I don't even care.

ravenheart
05-03-2013, 05:11 AM
best was jake bannon saying he would have broke edge if jeff told him to

Who saying what?

Dextrimental
05-03-2013, 05:13 AM
I've heard he's always been really sloppy

From what I know of the two, Kerry is the rhythm guy, he tracked all rhythms in latter days of the band. Jeff was the lead guy, and in the early days the song guy. Kerry took over the song-writing when he started doing all the rhythms, but Jeff maintained lead playing. Solos in Slayer are hit and miss, specially the more atonal ones, but Jeff always had a first and last note. When I saw Jeff in 2010 however, he was terrible, but Slayer have always been that 50/50 band, they'll either be awesome or terrible.

crazymetalhead
05-03-2013, 05:47 AM
I have been a devote Slayer fan for years, ever since 1991 with my first introduction to them. Through all the good and the bad they have been one of my ultimate favourite bands! Hell, I have the Divine Intervention album tatooed on my right arm! I have been fortunate enough to see them 13 times though the years (1995-2010). Any time they were anywhere near me, I went to see them and rocked the pit and was up front for every show! I was lucky enough to get a pick from Tom, Kerry and Jeff and a drum stick from Paul (never as lucky with Dave unfort).

Some of my fondest memories of Slayer include:

1995-First Slayer show with Machine Head and Biohazard as they open with Raining Blood and I was tripping balls! Got Paul's stick that night and Tom's pick! One of the most violent pits I have ever been in!

2001-The Extreme Steel tour! Pantera and Slayer on the same bill! 2 metal heavyweights that came out and destroiyed the place! Also the last time that we would see Pantera as well :( Saw a Danzig look-a-like almost die next to us and we (4 of us) got hit with a hot dog (bun included) that came from behind that resembled the Kennedy bullet! How did it hit all 4 of us and stain us all? THAT was one magic hot dog!

2001-2002 Seeing them 3 times within a 6 month span in 3 different venues in the same city! Got my Kerry and Jeff picks in this timespan. With bands including Fear Factory, Hatebreed and Soulfly!! At one show, during the closer Angel of Death, Tom walked up to the front of the stage where I was, looked at me, pointed and smiled and then he and I headbanged together for the whole solo part! Afterwards throwin me the horns for a job well done and a high five after! Memorable!

One date that stands out in 2002 for unfortunate reasons was when Slayer cancelled what would have been on my birthday due to Tom's father passing away! I was devastated, but they came back and made up for it with the Soulfly show!

2004-The REIGN IN BLOOD set with Damageplan opening! DP used Slayer's gear and they tore the roof off! Dime and Kerry doin shots after the show on stage, gettin high 5s from them in the front! Something I'll remember for life considering what was to transpire only a few short months later, RIP Dime!

2006-The Unholy Alliance with Lamb of God, Mastodon and Children of Bodom! This night was unbelievable! One of the best shows Ive seen all around!

2007-Slayer in my hometown FINALLY! The first and only time I didn't have to road trip to see them! Playing with Unearth in Ottawa, this was sort of a make up for me as well as the bday show I mentioned was also supposed to be here.

2010-Heavy MTL! Slayer came out and the pit erupted so fierce that the barricade broke and it was just utter chaos! First and only time I actually feared for my life in a mosh pit with the wall of people that collapsed and the pit just continued to grow! This was also the Seasons set which was my intro to Slayer which made it even more special!

I haven't had the chance to see them with Gary Holt and I always hoped that Jeff would come back sooner than later even if just to put out that (probable) last album and then a farewell tour. I do have mixed emotions over this as part of me wants to see a farewell tour just to send them off into the sunset and I would relish the chance to see them again one last time even without Jeff. But again at the same time, it isn't Slayer without him and perhaps it is time to hang em up and let the music stand as it was and is!

Their music has always stayed true and they have been a part of me and who I am for so many years. It has helped me through bad times, good times and provided me with some of the best memories of concert experiences that I will always cherish!

This may be long winded and some of you will bash me for it...go ahead I don't care, I have broad shoulders! I earned those in 13 Slayer pits ;) This is my way to release some memories and feelings and figured, who better to share with than a bunch of metal fans from around the world! But, much like the day Dime was killed, it is a dark day in the metal world knowing that I won't be able to see one of my favourite bands ever again! I was shooken up pretty bad with Dime and celebrated his life that night. I was devastated to find out this news yesterday and I'm already feeling it from last night as me and some buddies celebrated in Jeff's honour as well!

RIP brother Jeff! You will greatly missed! Slayer forever!

:rocker:SSSSSSSLLLLLLLAAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEEEEERRRRRRRR !!!!!!!! :rocker:

imanidiot777
05-03-2013, 06:59 AM
I doubt anyone will bash you for that long post. Well said.

VoidFlame
05-03-2013, 07:12 AM
Great post dude. That show at Heavy MTL 2010 was definitely something extraordinary.

R.I.P. Jeff, you will be missed.

crazymetalhead
05-03-2013, 07:48 AM
I doubt anyone will bash you for that long post. Well said.

Theres always haters out there dude! Thnx!

Great post dude. That show at Heavy MTL 2010 was definitely something extraordinary.

R.I.P. Jeff, you will be missed.

Thnx man! That it was! My last Slayer show (unlucky 13) and it was so worth it!:rocker: IF i do get the chance to see a farewell show, I know I will make it memorable! If a tour like this happens and it doesn't come up North of the border...a trip to the US is definitely in order:rocker:

adamclark52
05-03-2013, 08:31 AM
By far.

Kerry only ever got more recognition because he had a more unique image.

Totally agree. You can't help but notice that guy.

I'm hoping that whatever is going on with the other three guys they stop arguing, look at each other and realize that while they were doing all this drama their friend of thirty plus years was dying and put it all aside. End the band but end it on a high note.

Even if Kerry is a heartless dude I think losing a friend of thirty years would even make him stop and think.

adamclark52
05-03-2013, 08:34 AM
I hate to laugh at the "hotdog story" a few posts ago. Only at a Slayer show would a hotdog become a weapon.

It must have been an all-beef footlong to take four guys and Danzig out.

adamclark52
05-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Been watching the Live at the Warfield dvd again lately, and yeah, even if you don't play the guitar you just "see" it.

A prime example is the solos in Dittohead.

crazymetalhead
05-03-2013, 09:52 AM
I hate to laugh at the "hotdog story" a few posts ago. Only at a Slayer show would a hotdog become a weapon.

It must have been an all-beef footlong to take four guys and Danzig out.

Dunno man, but it sure was some sorta magical hot dog that it hit my shoulder, my buddy in the head, other buddy's leg and the bun landed next to other dudes feet. And like I said, it was thrown from behind us, so we have no clue how and where it came from! :D

As for Danzig, dude just passed out next to us and he took out my buddy at the same time..he was out for a good few minutes then came too, stood up again and was like "whatd I miss?" :rocker:

A prime example is the solos in Dittohead.

I agree! Has been my personal fav song from Slayer for years! I lived a good chunk of my life based on the final lyrics "Living with aggression and its ever-lasting REIGN!!!!":rocker:

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 11:22 AM
A prime example is the solos in Dittohead.

Agreed.

(Here's my dream Slayer setlist I posted a few weeks ago.

Slayer:
Raining blood
War ensemble
Spill the blood
Postmortem
Divine intervention
World painted blood
Mandatory suicide
Expendable youth
Dead skin mask
Hell awaits
In the name of God
Point
Seasons in the abyss
Evil has no boundaries
Chemical warfare
Captor of sin
Haunting the chapel
Aggressive perfector

South of heaven
Angel of death)

energymetal14
05-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Crazymetalhead, awesome post. Really cool to read those stories, I wish I had more Slayer memories.

My ond and only time seeing them was at Mayhem Fest last year. I was so excited, and their set was everything I could have hoped for. Although I never got to see Jeff live :(, that one show was really great, and a night I will remember for a long time. The songs, the stage setup, the crowd; it all confirmed why Slayer are as amazing as they are. I fell down on the cement pit floor a couple times, and had cuts that would not seem to heal for months haha.

larvtard
05-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Now that I think about it, dying from liver damage from heavy drinking is pretty metal... not as cool as a heroin overdose or pretty much any form of suicide but its still a classic :rocker:

Ommie
05-03-2013, 12:26 PM
I have been a devote Slayer fan for years, ever since 1991 with my first introduction to them. Through all the good and the bad they have been one of my ultimate favourite bands! Hell, I have the Divine Intervention album tatooed on my right arm! I have been fortunate enough to see them 13 times though the years (1995-2010). Any time they were anywhere near me, I went to see them and rocked the pit and was up front for every show! I was lucky enough to get a pick from Tom, Kerry and Jeff and a drum stick from Paul (never as lucky with Dave unfort).

Some of my fondest memories of Slayer include:

1995-First Slayer show with Machine Head and Biohazard as they open with Raining Blood and I was tripping balls! Got Paul's stick that night and Tom's pick! One of the most violent pits I have ever been in!

2001-The Extreme Steel tour! Pantera and Slayer on the same bill! 2 metal heavyweights that came out and destroiyed the place! Also the last time that we would see Pantera as well :( Saw a Danzig look-a-like almost die next to us and we (4 of us) got hit with a hot dog (bun included) that came from behind that resembled the Kennedy bullet! How did it hit all 4 of us and stain us all? THAT was one magic hot dog!

2001-2002 Seeing them 3 times within a 6 month span in 3 different venues in the same city! Got my Kerry and Jeff picks in this timespan. With bands including Fear Factory, Hatebreed and Soulfly!! At one show, during the closer Angel of Death, Tom walked up to the front of the stage where I was, looked at me, pointed and smiled and then he and I headbanged together for the whole solo part! Afterwards throwin me the horns for a job well done and a high five after! Memorable!

One date that stands out in 2002 for unfortunate reasons was when Slayer cancelled what would have been on my birthday due to Tom's father passing away! I was devastated, but they came back and made up for it with the Soulfly show!

2004-The REIGN IN BLOOD set with Damageplan opening! DP used Slayer's gear and they tore the roof off! Dime and Kerry doin shots after the show on stage, gettin high 5s from them in the front! Something I'll remember for life considering what was to transpire only a few short months later, RIP Dime!

2006-The Unholy Alliance with Lamb of God, Mastodon and Children of Bodom! This night was unbelievable! One of the best shows Ive seen all around!

2007-Slayer in my hometown FINALLY! The first and only time I didn't have to road trip to see them! Playing with Unearth in Ottawa, this was sort of a make up for me as well as the bday show I mentioned was also supposed to be here.

2010-Heavy MTL! Slayer came out and the pit erupted so fierce that the barricade broke and it was just utter chaos! First and only time I actually feared for my life in a mosh pit with the wall of people that collapsed and the pit just continued to grow! This was also the Seasons set which was my intro to Slayer which made it even more special!

I haven't had the chance to see them with Gary Holt and I always hoped that Jeff would come back sooner than later even if just to put out that (probable) last album and then a farewell tour. I do have mixed emotions over this as part of me wants to see a farewell tour just to send them off into the sunset and I would relish the chance to see them again one last time even without Jeff. But again at the same time, it isn't Slayer without him and perhaps it is time to hang em up and let the music stand as it was and is!

Their music has always stayed true and they have been a part of me and who I am for so many years. It has helped me through bad times, good times and provided me with some of the best memories of concert experiences that I will always cherish!

This may be long winded and some of you will bash me for it...go ahead I don't care, I have broad shoulders! I earned those in 13 Slayer pits ;) This is my way to release some memories and feelings and figured, who better to share with than a bunch of metal fans from around the world! But, much like the day Dime was killed, it is a dark day in the metal world knowing that I won't be able to see one of my favourite bands ever again! I was shooken up pretty bad with Dime and celebrated his life that night. I was devastated to find out this news yesterday and I'm already feeling it from last night as me and some buddies celebrated in Jeff's honour as well!

RIP brother Jeff! You will greatly missed! Slayer forever!

:rocker:SSSSSSSLLLLLLLAAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEEEEERRRRRRRR !!!!!!!! :rocker:

:horns:

Wrecking Crew
05-03-2013, 12:31 PM
My ond and only time seeing them was at Mayhem Fest last year. I was so excited, and their set was everything I could have hoped for. Although I never got to see Jeff live :(, that one show was really great, and a night I will remember for a long time. The songs, the stage setup, the crowd; it all confirmed why Slayer are as amazing as they are.

Agreed, I have listened to Slayer since the early '90s but had never seen them until their short Hell on Earth tour a couple of years ago and then at Mayhem Fest last year. Both shows were without Jeff and while the shows were great, it's sad I will never see the complete lineup now.

It sounds like Jeff had started writing new songs so hopefully they will do a final album that has whatever he wrote on it and then gracefully retire. Unfortunately I see Kerry riding this thing into the ground, which he somewhat has done already as the last Slayer album I liked was Diabolus.

PowerMaiden
05-03-2013, 12:51 PM
cool post Crazymetalhead, I asume you saw most of these shows in Montreal, if so, I also saw the 2001-2002 (twice)-2004 (got arrested for public urinating after the show :p) 2006, 2007 (in Montreal for me) and 2010 at Heavy MTL. What was so fun for these shows is the crazyness of people, Slayer shows were always the craziest

For me there's of course Iron Maiden, then Pink Floyd...then it's fucking Slayer no doubt

I bought myself some Heineken for tonight instead of my usual Labatt Blue... that'll be my night, blasting Slayer and drinking Heineken


Cheers !
PowerrMaiden

anomynous
05-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Jeff was on a Liver Transplant list (http://thegauntlet.com/article/391/27811/Jeff-Hanneman-Was-On-Liver-Transplant-List-When-He-Died#.UYQYLsqruM1)



Sucks

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 01:19 PM
Fuck :(

I guess it's time to end the band. And for them to be inducted into the rnr hall of fame, just as the other two big four.

:rocker:

Slayedbythebeast
05-03-2013, 01:24 PM
I bought myself some Heineken for tonight instead of my usual Labatt Blue... that'll be my night, blasting Slayer and drinking Heineken


Cheers !
PowerrMaiden

Did the same thing... I put on my favorite Slayer shirt grabbed some Heineken and blasted every album until the GG awards came on, Glad too see our metal gods paying respect to the king of thrash metal.. ROCK IN PEACE! Bitch slap the devil and steal his throne. :666: :metal:

MetalIsArt
05-03-2013, 01:35 PM
Reign in blood was on here, full amplification. The midtempo part of AOD is what metal is all about, my friends.

Tomorrow part two, right up to WPD :dfork:

anomynous
05-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Last show ever.


http://cq5-www-production-east-421390873.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com/content/dam/thestar/entertainment/2013/05/03/slayer_guitarist_jeff_hanneman_dies_at_49/jeff_hanneman_slayer_guitarist.jpg









RIP

OraclesofAgony
05-03-2013, 04:44 PM
Wow, that's actually the first time I've seen a picture of his arm. Gnarly. I was there for that and I started cheering like crazy when I saw Jeff out there for the encore. Truly an amazing moment.

hb420
05-03-2013, 11:35 PM
So terribly sad, the metal world lost one of it's greatest musicians. RIP Like everyone else has said without Lombardo and now Hanneman's untimely passing Slayer needs to be laid to rest. There's no Slayer without those two.

christopher
05-04-2013, 12:02 AM
Wow, that's actually the first time I've seen a picture of his arm. Gnarly. I was there for that and I started cheering like crazy when I saw Jeff out there for the encore. Truly an amazing moment.

man, I'm glad we got to see his final show. I'll never forget it :(

treghet
05-04-2013, 12:27 AM
man, I'm glad we got to see his final show. I'll never forget it :(

I am really bummed I didn't go to the big 4 show now. I wanted to, but it was expensive and a long drive, so I passed it up.

elturtleboy
05-04-2013, 02:38 AM
man, I'm glad we got to see his final show. I'll never forget it :(

tthis

christopher
05-04-2013, 07:21 AM
I am really bummed I didn't go to the big 4 show now. I wanted to, but it was expensive and a long drive, so I passed it up.

It was totally worth the $200 I spent on VIP. My car broke down, so I missed out on Anthrax, but the rest of the show was amazing!

IrritatedTrout
05-04-2013, 07:53 AM
Wow, that's actually the first time I've seen a picture of his arm. Gnarly. I was there for that and I started cheering like crazy when I saw Jeff out there for the encore. Truly an amazing moment.

Me too. Man, that's a brutal wound. That sucks. And that really sucks that he knew he had a problem and was trying to stay sober and get treatment.

dcmetal108
05-04-2013, 09:00 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601837_10151576437439171_354081868_n.png

Ommie
05-04-2013, 09:29 AM
It's TMZ, can't say I'm surprised.

DisposableJustice
05-04-2013, 11:19 AM
man, I'm glad we got to see his final show. I'll never forget it :(

Yes, kind of eerie now that I think about it


the only other time I saw Slayer with Jeff was in 2010 on the American Carnage tour when they did Seasons in the Abyss in full which was pure awesome but my favorite show out of the 3 times I've seen them was the Big 4 in 2011 and Jeff showing up for the last two songs was icing on the cake

DisposableJustice
05-04-2013, 11:22 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601837_10151576437439171_354081868_n.png

"We need to run a story on the passing of Jeff Hanneman"

"Yes, but I don't know what he looks like boss"

*Google that shit*

"Here we go: playing guitar, long hair!"

"Perfect great job Johnson"

Bengals279
05-04-2013, 11:27 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601837_10151576437439171_354081868_n.png

I wonder when they're going to realize that that guy isn't dead!

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-04-2013, 11:29 AM
If you've seen five minutes of the TMZ TV show, you'll know most of those people probably have trouble tying their own shoelaces.

Still can't believe he's gone. :(

Glad I was able to meet all the guys (besides Dave) back in '99.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Since everybody is posting set lists from their first time seeing Slayer, I figured I'd link this video. It's from the same tour I saw less than a month later. I've been lucky enough to see them 18 times since 1987. Jeff was on guitar for 17 of them.

Qb-0gWjKxfE

christopher
05-04-2013, 05:38 PM
So West Borough Baptist is going to protest Jeff's funeral? Those guys are gonna die.

BloodoftheKings
05-04-2013, 06:36 PM
The WBC is full of shit. They just announce pickets to get people talking about them but rarely go through with it.

elturtleboy
05-04-2013, 06:36 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601837_10151576437439171_354081868_n.png

:lol:

300%_Density
05-04-2013, 07:48 PM
Don't forget their "Crazy Train" parody song. If you have a weak stomach stop here. You are warned:

Amazing, that's how God rolls
Millions of people, drowning in woe
Crazy, it's much too late
To speak about love, when you brought on is hate
Crying about your feelings, or your sin, no shame

You're going straight to hell, on a crazy train
You're going straight to hell, on a crazy train

Let's go

You listen to preachers, your leaders are fools
You're raping false prophets, who make their own rules
The base is ascending, to rule and control
The media sells it, and you pay the toll

The station goes deceiving, their torment you in flames
You're going straight to hell, on a crazy train

We've told you your destruction is imminent
You should have listen to our words

Isn't God's fury?, That's forced onto them,
The ruling rebellion, God is made to numb
Crazy, the pride as you well
Your birth will be brutal, he will say what is fair

God is not been sleeping, he's gonna bring the pain
It's time for your finally ride on this crazy train [End of lyrics

Christen
05-04-2013, 07:50 PM
And yet another reason I can't stand TMZ.

OraclesofAgony
05-04-2013, 09:31 PM
The WBC is full of shit. They just announce pickets to get people talking about them but rarely go through with it.

Their form of a "picket" is 3-6 of their members holding up their provocative signs from a considerable distance and singing their retarded hymns.

That geriatric fuck Fred Phelps is so old these days that he rarely (if ever) travels and participates in them himself anymore. That bag of bones is going to choke on some dust one day not far off and WBC is going to be left with a shattered worldview. They also released an article backed with scripture why Obama is the anti-Christ, so it'll be fun to see his term end and for them to have to explain away why they were wrong about that.

They're also old school Calvinists and do not believe in free will and that they're God's elect, which is rather ridiculously hilarious.

RampinUp46
05-04-2013, 10:08 PM
As long as we're sharing Slayer stories...

My first (and only) time seeing the complete Slayer was at my second concert ever (Mayhem Fest 2009) at the age of 13. I was going to go see Marilyn Manson with one of my sisters (she didn't live with me - long story), but she got grounded, so my mom took me since she wanted to see what kind of music I was into. Long story short, Slayer annihilated and changed my life, Manson sucked and I felt ripped off, and on the drive home, my mom told me that she thought Manson was a complete joke and that she felt more concerned about Slayer than anyone else in hindsight. I still remember exactly what she said after almost four years:

"You can go to these by yourself from now on. I don't want to be involved."

:lol:

RIP Jeff. Thanks for helping change so many lives.

adamclark52
05-04-2013, 10:13 PM
As long as we're sharing Slayer stories...

My first (and only) time seeing the complete Slayer was at my second concert ever (Mayhem Fest 2009) at the age of 13. I was going to go see Marilyn Manson with one of my sisters (she didn't live with me - long story), but she got grounded, so my mom took me since she wanted to see what kind of music I was into. Long story short, Slayer annihilated and changed my life, Manson sucked and I felt ripped off, and on the drive home, my mom told me that she thought Manson was a complete joke and that she felt more concerned about Slayer than anyone else in hindsight. I still remember exactly what she said after almost four years:

"You can go to these by yourself from now on. I don't want to be involved."

:lol:

RIP Jeff. Thanks for helping change so many lives.

Shit son, my mom took me to Fred Penner.

ravenheart
05-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Woah...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/946980_10151600201199697_615948835_n.jpg

Chris_M_S
05-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Shit son, my mom took me to Fred Penner.

Haha my parents TOTALLY took me to Fred Penner. I was like 5. Probably my first 'concert.'

TonyD
05-06-2013, 07:53 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=189605
Weird. Strange how there's no mention of Jeff either.

DisposableJustice
05-06-2013, 09:33 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=189605
Weird. Strange how there's no mention of Jeff either.

I was looking the comments and one poster had this, and I am sure he/she did their homework

Total Recorded Original Songs:

115


Lyric Credits Breakdown in Order of Contribution:

Araya - 15
Araya, Bostaph - 1
Araya, Hanneman - 11
Araya, Hanneman, King - 3
Araya, Hanneman, King, Bostaph - 1
Araya, King - 2
Hanneman - 18
Hanneman, King - 11
Hanneman, King, Araya - 2
King - 48
King, Araya - 3


Total Lyric Credits:

Araya - 38
Hanneman - 46
King - 70
Bostaph - 2


Music Credits Breakdown in Order of Contribution:

Hanneman - 51
King - 32
Hanneman, King - 30
Hanneman, King - 1
Hanneman, King, Araya - 1


Total Music Credits:

Araya - 1
Hanneman - 83
King - 64


Grand Total Song Writing Credits including Lyrics and Music:

Araya - 39
Hanneman - 129
King - 134
Bostaph - 2


So when you break it down, surprisingly Kerry just edges out Jeff overall, but Jeff has still written or co-written the music to 19 more songs than Kerry.

It's amazing how much work Jeff did for the band and to think what Slayer would have been like without Jeff's songwriting/lyrics

TonyD
05-06-2013, 10:41 PM
I saw that too. I really believe that he's what elevated them from being a second or third rate thrash band to "#2" in the big four.
What that list doesn't tell you is that he's responsible for most of their best work.
Here's the top 10 songs played live
Raining Blood - Music JH, lyrics JH KK
Angel of Death - Music and lyrics JH
South of Heaven - Music JH, lyrics TA
War Ensemble - Music JH, Lyrics TA JH
Mandatory Suicide - Music JH KK, lyrics TA
Dead Skin Mask - Music JH, lyrics TA
Chemical Warface - JH KK
Hell Awaits - Music JH KK, lyrics KK
Seasons - Music JH, lyrics TA
Die By The Sword - Music and lyrics JH

Chris_M_S
05-07-2013, 07:52 AM
Now I really wish that song was called "Chemical Warface," that would be amazing

ravenheart
05-07-2013, 10:16 AM
Kerry's written 48 sets of lyrics by himself?!

Natrlhi
05-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Been so out of touch with this board and all things metal recently that I just now heard about this. Truly awful news. Sending positive thoughts to Jeff's family & loved ones.

I remember listening to Slayer when they first came out. No one anywhere ever had done anything like what they were doing, and collectively they pioneered extreme music as we know it today. One of the most important bands of all time. I was truly blessed to have seen them on tour for Reign in Blood, South of Heaven and Seasons in the Abyss. After a quarter of a century or so, those are still some of the largest and most energetic pits I have ever seen or been a part of, and some of the best and most intense shows in any genre, ever.

Thanks for the many fond memories, Jeff. Your work is the stuff of legend. RIP

SomewhereInTime72
05-08-2013, 12:54 AM
I saw that too. I really believe that he's what elevated them from being a second or third rate thrash band to "#2" in the big four.
What that list doesn't tell you is that he's responsible for most of their best work.
Here's the top 10 songs played live
Raining Blood - Music JH, lyrics JH KK
Angel of Death - Music and lyrics JH
South of Heaven - Music JH, lyrics TA
War Ensemble - Music JH, Lyrics TA JH
Mandatory Suicide - Music JH KK, lyrics TA
Dead Skin Mask - Music JH, lyrics TA
Chemical Warface - JH KK
Hell Awaits - Music JH KK, lyrics KK
Seasons - Music JH, lyrics TA
Die By The Sword - Music and lyrics JH

So much this. :bouville:

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-08-2013, 07:08 PM
Maybe now they'll finally get a Behind The Music episode. The only one of the big 4 without one.

DisposableJustice
05-08-2013, 11:13 PM
I saw that too. I really believe that he's what elevated them from being a second or third rate thrash band to "#2" in the big four.
What that list doesn't tell you is that he's responsible for most of their best work.
Here's the top 10 songs played live
Raining Blood - Music JH, lyrics JH KK
Angel of Death - Music and lyrics JH
South of Heaven - Music JH, lyrics TA
War Ensemble - Music JH, Lyrics TA JH
Mandatory Suicide - Music JH KK, lyrics TA
Dead Skin Mask - Music JH, lyrics TA
Chemical Warface - JH KK
Hell Awaits - Music JH KK, lyrics KK
Seasons - Music JH, lyrics TA
Die By The Sword - Music and lyrics JH

So pretty much all of those songs are in my top 15-20 Slayer songs, with Seasons, South and Hell Awaits in the top 3. Part of me wants Slayer to record one final record and one final tour; but I question about the quality of a record without Jeff. True, Slayer has been writing material since WPB came out but how much had been involved since his spider bite? I say not much to be honest...

hellawaits77ny
05-09-2013, 06:18 AM
So pretty much all of those songs are in my top 15-20 Slayer songs, with Seasons, South and Hell Awaits in the top 3. Part of me wants Slayer to record one final record and one final tour; but I question about the quality of a record without Jeff. True, Slayer has been writing material since WPB came out but how much had been involved since his spider bite? I say not much to be honest...

Dude, you KNOW if Slayer releases a final album it will be shit, as Kerry has/will been the sole composer. I have no doubt Tom would write some good lyrics, but the music would be shite. Just look at the songs that Kerry wrote on WPB :eek:.

Steev
05-09-2013, 06:39 AM
Maybe now they'll finally get a Behind The Music episode. The only one of the big 4 without one.

Hell the last one they did was 2002, all 3 of the others have already had "remastered" versions because they shows aired so long ago

300%_Density
05-09-2013, 06:46 AM
Hell the last one they did was 2002, all 3 of the others have already had "remastered" versions because they shows aired so long ago

Wasn't there a Pantera one back in '06?

hellawaits77ny
05-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Wasn't there a Pantera one back in '06?

Yes

anomynous
05-09-2013, 11:21 AM
NOTE FROM TOM AND KERRY TO UK/EURO FANS:

"We know that our fans everywhere are hurting for the loss of Jeff just as we are.
We want to let you all know that when we come to Europe this summer in June, July and August, we'll ALL be making noise together for our brother and dear friend Jeff... We'll See you then!"



Uh.....

hellawaits77ny
05-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Uh.....

Sigh..........

The only solice in this would be that this is part of a farewell tour. Doubt it since King needs his paycheck.

Onioner
05-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Uh.....

Sounds like they're trying to get everyone's hopes up for Dave to be back. They probably haven't nailed down a contract or whatever yet, otherwise I'm sure they would have just straight up said Dave's back.

TonyD
05-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Doesn't sound like they're planning on stopping anytime soon...

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-09-2013, 12:30 PM
Doesn't sound like they're planning on stopping anytime soon...

This.

Kerry and Tom are the new Gene and Paul.

Slayer isn't a band anymore, it's a brand.

AnthG
05-09-2013, 01:19 PM
When Slipknot decided to continue playing without Paul Gray no one got all up in arms about that. Why are people getting upset about the prospects of more Slayer shows without Jeff? Is it because Slipknot waited close to a year to start playing shows again? Is it because you guys like Slayer and don't care about Slipknot?

Maideneer
05-09-2013, 01:33 PM
Because Jeff IS (was) Slayer. So is Lombardo for that matter, and I don't see him in the picture either currently. I am not a Slipknot fan so I can't comment, but comparing one to the other is apples and oranges. Each entity has their own separate situations and lifebloods.

Lots of people weren't upset when KK left Priest, they tried to justify it by saying he wasn't an integral member, I disagreed. I'm sure that still can be debated.

But Hanneman wrote all the good music for this band. Would Maiden function right without Murray? Or Metallica without Kirk? They could do it, but a ton of eyebrows would be up in the air like the Rock.

Maideneer
05-09-2013, 01:36 PM
Doubt it since King needs his paycheck.

He can just do more Jager commercials.

300%_Density
05-09-2013, 01:38 PM
If it was such a big deal then I'm sure the band wouldn't have been touring for the last 2 years w/o him. Its still the same thing, band tours w/o Jeff. Obviously its a lot more of a different situation than before but that doesn't change that Jeff still won't be touring w/ them.

Personally I don't think it should go on w/o Jeff because he WAS Slayer. But its obviously not up to me either.

TonyD
05-09-2013, 01:39 PM
When Slipknot decided to continue playing without Paul Gray no one got all up in arms about that. Why are people getting upset about the prospects of more Slayer shows without Jeff? Is it because Slipknot waited close to a year to start playing shows again? Is it because you guys like Slayer and don't care about Slipknot?
:lol: yes
No comparison.
Because Jeff IS (was) Slayer. So is Lombardo for that matter, and I don't see him in the picture either currently. I am not a Slipknot fan so I can't comment, but comparing one to the other is apples and oranges. Each entity has their own separate situations and lifebloods.

Lots of people weren't upset when KK left Priest, they tried to justify it by saying he wasn't an integral member, I disagreed. I'm sure that still can be debated.

But Hanneman wrote all the good music for this band. Would Maiden function right without Murray? Or Metallica without Kirk? They could do it, but a ton of eyebrows would be up in the air like the Rock.

> :|

AnthG
05-09-2013, 01:43 PM
Because Jeff IS (was) Slayer. So is Lombardo for that matter, and I don't see him in the picture either currently. I am not a Slipknot fan so I can't comment, but comparing one to the other is apples and oranges. Each entity has their own separate situations and lifebloods.

Lots of people weren't upset when KK left Priest, they tried to justify it by saying he wasn't an integral member, I disagreed. I'm sure that still can be debated.

But Hanneman wrote all the good music for this band. Would Maiden function right without Murray? Or Metallica without Kirk? They could do it, but a ton of eyebrows would be up in the air like the Rock.

It really isn't all that apples to oranges, since Paul Gray (along with Joey Jordison) wrote the majority of the riffs and songs for Slipknot if i'm not mistaken, especially early on.

As far as KK Downing, comparing a departure to a death IS apples to oranges.

Maideneer
05-09-2013, 02:05 PM
It really isn't all that apples to oranges, since Paul Gray (along with Joey Jordison) wrote the majority of the riffs and songs for Slipknot if i'm not mistaken, especially early on.

As far as KK Downing, comparing a departure to a death IS apples to oranges.

In this sense not really. Priest knew months beforehand that KK was leaving, it just sounded sudden to us because they just issued a press release one day.

Same with Slayer, the whole band knew Jeff was sick and probably irreparably so. That's why I think Kerry was so la-dee-da at the Golden Gods thing sounding like Jeff had his citizenship stripped rather than he just died.

Each band knew the guitarist was moving aside. So the question is, at what point does a band stop becoming a band and start becoming a haven for hired replacements.

If Tom and Kerry left too and only Jon Dette was left, would it still be Slayer? Just wondering how this is gauged. But that's what I mean about apples and oranges. I'm not looking at it as "Guitarist I" leaves, I mean each band has it's own personalities and individuals.

Dextrimental
05-09-2013, 02:54 PM
For me, as long as Kerry and Tom are still in Slayer, it's Slayer. Kerry writes most of the material these days, and Tom is the voice of Slayer. Slayer have had different drummers, and ave shown that Gary Holt works well with the band.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-09-2013, 03:07 PM
Why would Kerry and Tom hang it up now? Why kill the cash cow. This has been their gig for the last 30 years. Nothing has changed from the band's perspective. It's still Kerry, Tom and a replacement guitarist and drummer. Would Dave returning make it more credible/palatable? Sure. But I don't think they care. Bands carry on these days. It's not like Zeppelin hanging it up when Bonham died anymore.

Onioner
05-09-2013, 03:13 PM
If they can get Dave back, and find a young guitarist that's enthusiastic and can revitalize the band, then I think they could totally carry on. Priest gave their best live shows since the fricken Ram It Down tour thanks to Richie Faulkner, and Slayer has the potential for something similar to happen if they find fresh blood.

Like it or not, Gary Holt has single handedly made Slayer a better live unit than they've been in years, but he should be with Exodus right now. Not to mention he has too much history with Slayer to ever actually offer an opinion on new stuff. If Kerry doesn't get a new sparring partner than can actually light a fire under the band's ass and inspire them to write some amazing material, Slayer are gonna be really depressing to watch over the next few years.

The_jman
05-09-2013, 03:43 PM
RIP

Maideneer
05-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Slayer just announced it was alcohol related cirrhosis and that he wasn't on any transplant list.

ravenheart
05-10-2013, 02:29 AM
Yep. Full statement:

"We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record."

hellawaits77ny
05-10-2013, 06:43 AM
Such a shame. Guys, just give it up.

hellawaits77ny
05-10-2013, 06:44 AM
He can just do more Jager commercials.

That actually went through my head as I typed that. Gotta be the only other thing he can get paid to do.

idrinkwine732
05-10-2013, 08:46 AM
I'll be really disappointed if they don't hang it up now. I'm prepared to be disappointed, however.

christopher
05-10-2013, 10:41 AM
When Slipknot decided to continue playing without Paul Gray no one got all up in arms about that. Why are people getting upset about the prospects of more Slayer shows without Jeff? Is it because Slipknot waited close to a year to start playing shows again? Is it because you guys like Slayer and don't care about Slipknot?

Its cause 1/4 of band dying > 1/9 of a band dying.

TonyD
05-10-2013, 11:06 AM
Its cause 1/4 of band dying > 1/9 of a band dying.

:lol:
And if you're calling the band a cash cow, that's exactly why they shouldn't go on. I'll be going out of my way not to see Slayer.

Cross Face Chicken Wing
05-10-2013, 01:18 PM
Oh fer chrissakes.

Why should Slayer quit? Because one of its members died they're supposed to hang it up and sit at home and pout? Because they should preserve some legacy that exists only in the minds of a few fans who think way too deeply about shit like legacies?

Nonsense.

There are still a lot of people that want to go to Slayer shows and there is a lot of money left for Slayer to make (or for Tom and Kerry to make and hide from Dave or whoever they have drumming for them). Kerry has said on multiple occasions that the amount of money they get offered for package tours these days is obscene. Good for them. They deserve it because Slayer is fucking awesome.

Gee, what should they do? Turn all that cash down so they can retire and sit at home? Or start some side project that nobody will give a shit about? No, they should keep playing if they want to keep playing and are able to keep playing.

Getting paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs is a helluva lot better than getting paid nothing to retire Slayer. I guarantee everyone of us on this board would choose to get paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs over retiring Slayer and getting nothing if presented with that choice.

John The Drummer
05-10-2013, 01:26 PM
I've been meaning to have a "Slayer Day" at work and just listen to their whole discography, but I keep forgetting to put them on my MP3 play :(

I really need to re-buy Undisputed Attitude, Divine, Diabolus and Christ Illusion (I think I still own God Hates Us All). I also need to get a copy of World Painted Blood. Sure the last two weren't that great, but whatever, I still want to pay tribute to Jeff.

My band is going to be playing a big fest in honor of our fallen friend, but I am sure it will double as a Jeff Hanneman tribute show as well, so we are planning on bringing our "Criminally Insane" cover out of retirement for this show (think I already said that, sorry).

TonyD
05-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Oh fer chrissakes.

Why should Slayer quit? Because one of its members died they're supposed to hang it up and sit at home and pout? Because they should preserve some legacy that exists only in the minds of a few fans who think way too deeply about shit like legacies?

Nonsense.

There are still a lot of people that want to go to Slayer shows and there is a lot of money left for Slayer to make (or for Tom and Kerry to make and hide from Dave or whoever they have drumming for them). Kerry has said on multiple occasions that the amount of money they get offered for package tours these days is obscene. Good for them. They deserve it because Slayer is fucking awesome.

Gee, what should they do? Turn all that cash down so they can retire and sit at home? Or start some side project that nobody will give a shit about? No, they should keep playing if they want to keep playing and are able to keep playing.

Getting paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs is a helluva lot better than getting paid nothing to retire Slayer. I guarantee everyone of us on this board would choose to get paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs over retiring Slayer and getting nothing if presented with that choice.

Yeah that makes sense for Kerry and Tom, since they have zero integrity to begin with.

Blacktooth85
05-10-2013, 04:14 PM
When Slipknot decided to continue playing without Paul Gray no one got all up in arms about that. Why are people getting upset about the prospects of more Slayer shows without Jeff? Is it because Slipknot waited close to a year to start playing shows again? Is it because you guys like Slayer and don't care about Slipknot?

Exactly, because they're Slipknot. You can get any guy off the street and dress him up in a clown outfit, put him on stage with a bass and nobody would no the difference... And you're comparing some guy in Slipknot to one of the greatest song writers in all of metal?

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-10-2013, 09:07 PM
Oh fer chrissakes.

Why should Slayer quit? Because one of its members died they're supposed to hang it up and sit at home and pout? Because they should preserve some legacy that exists only in the minds of a few fans who think way too deeply about shit like legacies?

Nonsense.

There are still a lot of people that want to go to Slayer shows and there is a lot of money left for Slayer to make (or for Tom and Kerry to make and hide from Dave or whoever they have drumming for them). Kerry has said on multiple occasions that the amount of money they get offered for package tours these days is obscene. Good for them. They deserve it because Slayer is fucking awesome.

Gee, what should they do? Turn all that cash down so they can retire and sit at home? Or start some side project that nobody will give a shit about? No, they should keep playing if they want to keep playing and are able to keep playing.

Getting paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs is a helluva lot better than getting paid nothing to retire Slayer. I guarantee everyone of us on this board would choose to get paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs over retiring Slayer and getting nothing if presented with that choice.

This. All of it.

I seem to recall the Who going on tour a few days after Entwistle died . Didn't seem to hurt their legacy.

mankvill
05-11-2013, 12:24 AM
Oh fer chrissakes.

Why should Slayer quit? Because one of its members died they're supposed to hang it up and sit at home and pout? Because they should preserve some legacy that exists only in the minds of a few fans who think way too deeply about shit like legacies?

Nonsense.

There are still a lot of people that want to go to Slayer shows and there is a lot of money left for Slayer to make (or for Tom and Kerry to make and hide from Dave or whoever they have drumming for them). Kerry has said on multiple occasions that the amount of money they get offered for package tours these days is obscene. Good for them. They deserve it because Slayer is fucking awesome.

Gee, what should they do? Turn all that cash down so they can retire and sit at home? Or start some side project that nobody will give a shit about? No, they should keep playing if they want to keep playing and are able to keep playing.

Getting paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs is a helluva lot better than getting paid nothing to retire Slayer. I guarantee everyone of us on this board would choose to get paid a lot of money to play Slayer songs over retiring Slayer and getting nothing if presented with that choice.

You're confusing "What Slayer Should Do" with "What Slayer Will Do"

TonyD
05-11-2013, 02:18 AM
This. All of it.

I seem to recall the Who going on tour a few days after Entwistle died . Didn't seem to hurt their legacy.

Neither did child pornography

AnthG
05-11-2013, 08:05 AM
Exactly, because they're Slipknot. You can get any guy off the street and dress him up in a clown outfit, put him on stage with a bass and nobody would no the difference... And you're comparing some guy in Slipknot to one of the greatest song writers in all of metal?

This is probably the wrong thread to say this in and the wrong time to say it, but since i'm a huge fan of Slipknot and Paul Gray wrote the majority of their songs, and I like 4-5 Slayer songs and think the rest of their catalogue is mediocre/boring, I'd like to say i'm comparing a great songwriter in Slipknot to a guy who wrote a few good riffs for 4-5 songs and then repeated those riffs for the other songs they wrote.

The point is you have to take your opinion of a band's music out of it when comparing the two situations and look at them objectively. Both bands had integral members pass away who both appeared to write the majority of the music for those bands. Both bands have decided to continue to play on. And people get up in arms about one and not the other.

TonyD
05-11-2013, 10:32 AM
In spite of all the negativity in this thread, one of the positives to come out of Jeff's death for me is that a friend told me my new favorite joke.


Why is Kerry King so big?


Hella weights

Blacktooth85
05-13-2013, 08:51 AM
This is probably the wrong thread to say this in and the wrong time to say it, but since i'm a huge fan of Slipknot and Paul Gray wrote the majority of their songs, and I like 4-5 Slayer songs and think the rest of their catalogue is mediocre/boring, I'd like to say i'm comparing a great songwriter in Slipknot to a guy who wrote a few good riffs for 4-5 songs and then repeated those riffs for the other songs they wrote.

The point is you have to take your opinion of a band's music out of it when comparing the two situations and look at them objectively. Both bands had integral members pass away who both appeared to write the majority of the music for those bands. Both bands have decided to continue to play on. And people get up in arms about one and not the other.

Try listening to more Slayer other than what you heard on Guitar Hero... Like i said before, Jeff wrote some of the most memorable, influential songs in all of metal. Paul Gray was a guy that wrote watered down "radio metal" for a gimmick band. So yeah, people are gonna be a little more upset about Jeff passing than some guy in a jumpsuit and a mask...

That's like saying "why is everyone up in arms about Ronnie James Dio dying, and no one seems to care about the guy from Suicide Silence."... Because one is a legend and the other is NOT.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
05-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Kerry's written 48 sets of lyrics by himself?!

Murder, death, kill, war, fucking, cut, final, life, God is a lie.

There's every Slayer lyric summed up, rearrange and come up with your own new album! I love them with a passion, but the lyrics aren't exactly Robert Frost material here, so it makes sense that Kerry could've written 48 sets of lyrics by himself.

ravenheart
05-13-2013, 09:03 AM
Murder, death, kill, fucking, cut, final, life, God is a lie.

You forgot "war".

InFlamesOfBirchmen
05-13-2013, 09:03 AM
You forgot "war".

GODDAMMIT! That's the most basic one, too!

treghet
05-13-2013, 09:04 AM
This is probably the wrong thread to say this in and the wrong time to say it, but since i'm a huge fan of Slipknot and Paul Gray wrote the majority of their songs, and I like 4-5 Slayer songs and think the rest of their catalogue is mediocre/boring, I'd like to say i'm comparing a great songwriter in Slipknot to a guy who wrote a few good riffs for 4-5 songs and then repeated those riffs for the other songs they wrote.

The point is you have to take your opinion of a band's music out of it when comparing the two situations and look at them objectively. Both bands had integral members pass away who both appeared to write the majority of the music for those bands. Both bands have decided to continue to play on. And people get up in arms about one and not the other.

http://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/asfailedontv_3592_1359148648.gif

Dextrimental
05-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Try listening to more Slayer other than what you heard on Guitar Hero... Like i said before, Jeff wrote some of the most memorable, influential songs in all of metal. Paul Gray was a guy that wrote watered down "radio metal" for a gimmick band. So yeah, people are gonna be a little more upset about Jeff passing than some guy in a jumpsuit and a mask...

That's like saying "why is everyone up in arms about Ronnie James Dio dying, and no one seems to care about the guy from Suicide Silence."... Because one is a legend and the other is NOT.

So, you don't like Slipknot? Awesome. Stop shitting on people's idols because you want to feel 'metal' on the internet.

Can we please stop comparing musicians dying to each other? They're all tragic in their own way.

On point, I say fair dues to Slayer continuing as a live entity. I'll rate an album when it comes, but I don't expect it to be up to much. I'm glad I get to see Slayer again and pay tribute to Jeff the best way I can think of, in a Slayer pit!

IrritatedTrout
05-13-2013, 11:38 AM
http://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/asfailedontv_3592_1359148648.gif


Classic. :lol:

AnthG
05-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Try listening to more Slayer other than what you heard on Guitar Hero... Like i said before, Jeff wrote some of the most memorable, influential songs in all of metal. Paul Gray was a guy that wrote watered down "radio metal" for a gimmick band. So yeah, people are gonna be a little more upset about Jeff passing than some guy in a jumpsuit and a mask...



So you clearly missed the point of my post about taking your opinion out of it and looking at these objectively.

And i've heard plenty of Slayer. The stuff that was included on Guitar Hero and stuff is probably among their better material.

Travis The Dragon
05-16-2013, 08:47 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=190049
I'm a Christian, but Christians like that piss me the fuck off! Don't they have any damn respect? I posted on a couple of Slayer Facebook fansites that the fans should crank some Slayer by the protestors and start super insane mosh pits!

Bengals279
05-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Does anyone know if wbc showed up or not?

treghet
05-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Does anyone know if wbc showed up or not?

They didn't. It was just a publicity stunt.

Sepultura69
05-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Yesterday was awesome. I'm glad I got to go pay my respect to one of my all time heroes. Kerrys speech on "how I met my man jeff" was also very moving. Good times.

PowerMaiden
05-24-2013, 12:11 PM
I didn't see Tom in any of the pictures ?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.623797530982362.1073741831.190828164279303&type=3

Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Sepultura69
05-24-2013, 03:10 PM
:bouville: :( :(

nFVArN2vmK0

:bouville: :( :(

elturtleboy
05-24-2013, 03:14 PM
They didn't. It was just a publicity stunt.

Maybe they were actually scared?

Onioner
05-24-2013, 03:30 PM
Maybe they were actually scared?

They did us a favor in a lot of ways by not showing up. There would have been violence for sure if they did show up. By not coming, they effectively saved Slayer fans, and by that extension metalheads, from being crucified in the media.

Bengals279
05-24-2013, 03:43 PM
WBC is a bunch of pussies!

treghet
05-24-2013, 03:45 PM
Maybe they were actually scared?

I highly doubt that. Recently they haven't been showing up at a lot of the protests they say they're planning. Plus, it's not like they've never been threatened or attacked before.

IrritatedTrout
05-24-2013, 03:56 PM
Why the fuck wasn't Tom there? Very uncool.

The tribute shirt looked amazing though, they should sell them online and donate those proceeds to charity as well. I'd buy one.

treghet
05-24-2013, 04:19 PM
They did us a favor in a lot of ways by not showing up. There would have been violence for sure if they did show up. By not coming, they effectively saved Slayer fans, and by that extension metalheads, from being crucified in the media.

Why are you so certain there would be violence? The metal community wants to believe that Slayer fans are crazier than your average person, but it's nothing more than a stereotype. Would you have attacked them? Would any of us here have attacked them? We're the type of people who were in attendance. I'm not saying there's zero chance of them being attacked, but people are acting like we're a bunch of degenerate morons who can't control ourselves, and I don't think that's true.

XDoomsayerX
05-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Why are you so certain there would be violence? The metal community wants to believe that Slayer fans are crazier than your average person, but it's nothing more than a stereotype. Would you have attacked them? Would any of us here have attacked them? We're the type of people who were in attendance. I'm not saying there's zero chance of them being attacked, but people are acting like we're a bunch of degenerate morons who can't control ourselves, and I don't think that's true.

What this nig said.

Also peeps stop discussing WBC, they are not the majority of the religious community nor do they represent anything that should be considered seriously. These type of people should be ignored because attention is what they want. Yeah attack em and hassle em, that makes us no better than them...:tp:

Onioner
05-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Why are you so certain there would be violence? The metal community wants to believe that Slayer fans are crazier than your average person, but it's nothing more than a stereotype. Would you have attacked them? Would any of us here have attacked them? We're the type of people who were in attendance. I'm not saying there's zero chance of them being attacked, but people are acting like we're a bunch of degenerate morons who can't control ourselves, and I don't think that's true.

I'll readily admit to buying into the nutty Slayer fan stereotype, but the thing is that the stereotype exists for a reason. There are a fair number of screwball Slayer fans out there, and it takes only one crazy violent asshole to ruin it for everyone. There were thousands in line at the memorial from what I heard, I would be very surprised if there wasn't at least one insane dude who would've carved up the WBC dudes like a Thanksgiving turkey.

And of course the WBC doesn't represent the majority of the religious community. Just like how the freaks who carve SLAYER into their forearms don't represent the majority of Slayer fans. All I'm saying is that I'm grateful that the two groups didn't get the chance to interact.

ravenheart
05-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Merchandise and backstage passes huh? Classy.

treghet
05-24-2013, 05:10 PM
I'll readily admit to buying into the nutty Slayer fan stereotype, but the thing is that the stereotype exists for a reason. There are a fair number of screwball Slayer fans out there, and it takes only one crazy violent asshole to ruin it for everyone. There were thousands in line at the memorial from what I heard, I would be very surprised if there wasn't at least one insane dude who would've carved up the WBC dudes like a Thanksgiving turkey.

And of course the WBC doesn't represent the majority of the religious community. Just like how the freaks who carve SLAYER into their forearms don't represent the majority of Slayer fans. All I'm saying is that I'm grateful that the two groups didn't get the chance to interact.

All good points, but I don't think there are nearly as many of those crazy fans as it may seem. And even if one was in attendance, the inevitability of being sued up the ass is a pretty big deterrent. It could have happened, I just think that the chances were very low. But yeah, it's best that there was never that opportunity in the first place.

Dextrimental
05-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Looked like a good time. Tom not being there is weird, but we all grieve differently. Maybe he just didn't want to go, or felt he had nothing to add to proceedings.

Cool t-shirt too, would totally pick one up should they go on sale.

treghet
05-24-2013, 06:34 PM
Is it confirmed that he wasn't there or are we just going by him not being in those pictures and not saying something? If that's the case, he could have just been keeping a low profile, which is understandable.

hellawaits77ny
05-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Merchandise and backstage passes huh? Classy.

Perfect example of why I will no longer buy their albums or travel far for their shows.

PowerMaiden
05-24-2013, 08:31 PM
don't you guys think that the profit from that merch would go to some sort of charity ? I don't know, but I sure hope so.

If it's the case well no problem there


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

treghet
05-24-2013, 08:35 PM
don't you guys think that the profit from that merch would go to some sort of charity ? I don't know, but I sure hope so.

If it's the case well no problem there


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

If it did I think they would have made it known.

edit: Nevermind, I just looked at the photo of the shirt and there's a paper underneath the price that says all proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

dcmetal108
05-24-2013, 09:41 PM
Merchandise and backstage passes huh? Classy.

Did you honestly not expect at least a memorial tshirt to be sold?

christopher
05-26-2013, 02:42 AM
Did you honestly not expect at least a memorial tshirt to be sold?

yeah, they were selling memorial Dio shirts at his funeral.

ravenheart
05-26-2013, 04:43 AM
Did you honestly not expect at least a memorial tshirt to be sold?

Nope.

Views are independent of expectation though.

MetalIsArt
05-26-2013, 07:47 AM
Try listening to more Slayer other than what you heard on Guitar Hero... Like i said before, Jeff wrote some of the most memorable, influential songs in all of metal. Paul Gray was a guy that wrote watered down "radio metal" for a gimmick band. So yeah, people are gonna be a little more upset about Jeff passing than some guy in a jumpsuit and a mask...

That's like saying "why is everyone up in arms about Ronnie James Dio dying, and no one seems to care about the guy from Suicide Silence."... Because one is a legend and the other is NOT.

You are so metal.

I don't like Slipknot (I can appreciate Stone Stour), but one of my best friends is a big fan, and he's nearly 30, can you believe that?

MetalIsArt
05-26-2013, 07:52 AM
Yeah that makes sense for Kerry and Tom, since they have zero integrity to begin with.

Kerry is an asshole. Tom I don't know, but it's a shame he wasn't at the memorial. :tp:

larvtard
05-26-2013, 08:37 AM
I don't want to say I have more respect for Tom for not showing up, but I can absolutely understand why some publicity 'memorial service' isn't how he wants to grieve. King, though... I'm sure the asshole was just trying to put on 'the correct' appearance. I know people like that. I haven't watched the video of his speech but did his emotion seem at all genuine?

Then again, we don't even know if the members of Slayer even like each other that much at this point :lol: but I assume if that was the case with Tom, that he didn't really care for Jeff, he would've shown up at the service.

DisposableJustice
05-26-2013, 10:04 AM
Yes the official store is selling the shirt from the memorial

http://store.slayer.net/index.php/jeff-hanneman-tribute.html


I don't really have a problem with them selling this, I will try and get one as soon as they are in stock; It is a nice design, and if you think it is classless, then don't buy it that your choice and I respect that

EDIT: Slayerized just posted this, 5 (so far) designs based of songs Jeff wrote; pretty neat http://www.southofhanneman.com/

hellawaits77ny
05-26-2013, 12:42 PM
I don't like Slipknot (I can appreciate Stone Stour), but one of my best friends is a big fan, and he's nearly 30, can you believe that?

I'm 27 and still a fan. Have many friends and family the same age and older who are still fans. Since when does age matter in liking metal?

hellawaits77ny
05-26-2013, 12:44 PM
EDIT: Slayerized just posted this, 5 (so far) designs based of songs Jeff wrote; pretty neat http://www.southofhanneman.com/

That's pretty cool. I might get one of this in memoriam of Jeff.

SomewhereInTime72
05-26-2013, 09:57 PM
http://store.slayer.net/index.php/jeff-hanneman-tribute.html



This got under my skin.



:hmm:

MetalIsArt
05-27-2013, 01:20 AM
I'm 27 and still a fan. Have many friends and family the same age and older who are still fans. Since when does age matter in liking metal?

It doesn't matter, but I was trying to prove that he shouldn't act like an ass for someone liking a certain band.

RampinUp46
05-27-2013, 08:47 AM
Tom was apparently absent due to an upcoming surgery.

Also, I don't know if anyone mentioned it yet, but a pit broke out when "Raining Blood" played during the memorial video. :rocker:

DisposableJustice
05-28-2013, 12:51 AM
That's pretty cool. I might get one of this in memoriam of Jeff.

The Behind the Crooked Cross one is sick I might pick that one up. I am hoping they decide to do more designs because Jeff penned a lot of great Slayer songs on his own and the art designs for the current shirts are killer so I bet they do more

treghet
05-28-2013, 10:40 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Jeff-Hanneman-Memorial-Celebration-Shirt-Lot-Slayer-Iron-Maiden-Ozzy-CD-/221231512808?pt=US_Mens_Sweats_Hoodies&hash=item33826cfce8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Jeff-Hanneman-Memorial-Celebration-LG-Shirt-Lot-Slayer-Iron-Maiden-Ozzy-/221231553036?pt=US_Mens_Sweats_Hoodies&hash=item33826d9a0c

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SLAYER-JEFF-HANNEMAN-Still-Reigning-Memorial-Shirt-Guide-tour-Event-LARGE-/181146294253?pt=US_Mens_Tshirts&hash=item2a2d2917ed

:hecho:

natureboy
05-28-2013, 11:10 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Jeff-Hanneman-Memorial-Celebration-Shirt-Lot-Slayer-Iron-Maiden-Ozzy-CD-/221231512808?pt=US_Mens_Sweats_Hoodies&hash=item33826cfce8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Jeff-Hanneman-Memorial-Celebration-LG-Shirt-Lot-Slayer-Iron-Maiden-Ozzy-/221231553036?pt=US_Mens_Sweats_Hoodies&hash=item33826d9a0c

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SLAYER-JEFF-HANNEMAN-Still-Reigning-Memorial-Shirt-Guide-tour-Event-LARGE-/181146294253?pt=US_Mens_Tshirts&hash=item2a2d2917ed

:hecho:

What a piece(s) of shit.

dcmetal108
05-28-2013, 01:03 PM
What a piece(s) of shit.

Why? Because they resold the shirt? It's not their fault people are paying stupid prices for it.

ravenheart
05-28-2013, 03:37 PM
Why? Because they resold the shirt? It's not their fault people are paying stupid prices for it.

By extension, ticket touting is morally justified as well.

scrunt
05-29-2013, 06:04 PM
Yes the official store is selling the shirt from the memorial

http://store.slayer.net/index.php/jeff-hanneman-tribute.html


I don't really have a problem with them selling this, I will try and get one as soon as they are in stock; It is a nice design, and if you think it is classless, then don't buy it that your choice and I respect that

EDIT: Slayerized just posted this, 5 (so far) designs based of songs Jeff wrote; pretty neat http://www.southofhanneman.com/

If you still want one, they just got the shirts in stock. :)

http://store.slayer.net/index.php/jeff-hanneman-tribute/jeff-hanneman-still-reigning-t-shirt.html

DisposableJustice
05-29-2013, 07:55 PM
If you still want one, they just got the shirts in stock. :)

http://store.slayer.net/index.php/jeff-hanneman-tribute/jeff-hanneman-still-reigning-t-shirt.html

thanks I went ahead and got one; I might also get one from the south of hanneman project as well

scrunt
06-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Hanneman Faithful:

We regret to inform you that due to legal restrictions we are unable to produce and distribute the South of Hanneman tee shirt designs.

Although tenacious attempts for approvals with representation for both Slayer and Jeff Hanneman were made, they ultimately declined. We are returning in full all funds for any and all orders that were placed.

I have recently learned that unfortunately the shirts mentioned here before are not an officially authorized product. There are no arrangements with Jeff's estate or Slayer regarding these products or the handling of the proceeds from any sales.

As far as I know none of the shirts has been made yet and they won't be manufactured at all. If you are still interested in an Jeff Hanneman memorial t-shirt check out the official one at the Slayer Store.

http://www.slayerized.com/whatsnew/2013/05/jeff-hanneman-shirt-collection-launched/

https://twitter.com/vberkvlt

https://www.facebook.com/groups/167424349989814

DisposableJustice
06-07-2013, 10:45 PM
Sad, but not surprising:bouville:

Onioner
06-07-2013, 10:52 PM
At least the Slayer store has the Hanneman shirts back in stock! I just ordered a large. :D

DisposableJustice
06-07-2013, 10:55 PM
At least the Slayer store has the Hanneman shirts back in stock! I just ordered a large. :D

I got mine a couple days ago; awesome design:rocker:

300%_Density
06-23-2013, 11:16 AM
Sigh...

"Jeff was always a drinker," former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo tells the publication for its August 2013 issue. "He always had a Coors Light tall can in his hand. Always."

"Jeff and I always drank," SLAYER guitarist Kerry King adds. "They called Steven Tyler and Joe Perry the Toxic Twins. We were the Drunk Brothers." He laughs. "The difference being that I don't wake up in the morning and need a beer. Jeff didn't know how not to drink."

"I would express my concern [about his alcohol intake], and he would back off for a few months — but then he would go right back to drinking," says Kathryn Hanneman, Jeff's wife of 24 years. "A few years before his dad died in 2008, I did notice that Jeff was relying on alcohol to start off his day. But I couldn't say much at that point, because I just knew we'd wind up in a verbal confrontation about it. And I'm not going to say I didn't drink with him — I did drink with him, sometimes quite heavily. I figured if l couldn't beat him, join him. But eventually I realized that I couldn't go on like that, and that if l stopped, I might be able to help him get away from it too. But I couldn't. He just relied on it too much to get him through the day."

Hanneman's SLAYER bandmates also spoke about the arthritic condition that he had been battling for many years and that was progressively worsening to the point of interfering with his playing. "His ability to play was slowly deteriorating," SLAYER frontman Tom Araya says, "but he didn't let anybody know that. We could just tell that things were going wrong. It was becoming hard to get stuff out of him. He was very proud and didn't want to make anyone worry about anything. Jeff would show up and play, and he didn't want anyone to know or worry about what else was going on with him. He tried to be really strong and sometimes that can weigh you down."

"You would notice it in his hands and a little bit in his walk," Lombardo says. "It seemed like He was struggling with his playing — it wasn't fuid. You could hear it in the leads. His playing just wasn't as tight as it could have been."

DisposableJustice
06-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Just read that same article you did 300%; I knew something wasn't right when I listened to the Big 4 CD and heard how sloppy his solos were, best example being Seasons from that show. I chalked it up as just maybe being lazy and maybe not practicing. But now seeing how proud he was and not exposing the problems with his hands, it makes sense now, and in a small way cool that he tried his best to stick with it and play the music he loved even though his ability went down.

If anyone is interested Slayerized has a long article highlighting the Guitar World piece, including bits from Jeff's wife; if you're a long time Slayer fan like myself, it got to be a tough read

http://www.slayerized.com/whatsnew/2013/06/kerry-king-i-dont-think-we-should-throw-in-the-towel-just-because-jeffs-not-here/

Sepultura69
06-28-2013, 11:02 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=191757

"I was home with my family when I found out he had died. The phone rang and my wife answered it, and she had this look of dread on her face. She handed me the phone and didn't say anything, and it was our manager, Rick Sales, and he told me. I hung up the phone and went to my room and I cried." - Tom Araya

:(

hellawaits77ny
06-28-2013, 11:09 AM
So damn sad :(

DisposableJustice
06-28-2013, 12:46 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=191757

"I was home with my family when I found out he had died. The phone rang and my wife answered it, and she had this look of dread on her face. She handed me the phone and didn't say anything, and it was our manager, Rick Sales, and he told me. I hung up the phone and went to my room and I cried." - Tom Araya

:(

Fuck man.....more and more I think Slayer needs to do one huge farewell tour in honor of Jeff, play all the classics plus some not-as-much played songs that Jeff wrote (213!!!) and call it done. Even if Jeff had been writing music while recovering I doubt he was able to really do any guitar parts and no one could do justice to try and copy that writing, even Gray Holt. Look I know Kerry wants to carry on, but he can start a new band if he wants, Tom doesn't seem too keen on Slayer moving without Jeff.....Goddamn it

mankvill
06-28-2013, 01:00 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again:

finish the tour dates they already have

do one more tour with Dave back and with Gary on guitar

then hang it up.

hellawaits77ny
06-28-2013, 03:43 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again:

finish the tour dates they already have

do one more tour with Dave back and with Gary on guitar

then hang it up.

Yep.

Alduin
06-28-2013, 03:49 PM
kerry solo band...

kerry king & the jagerbombs!:rocker:

dcmetal108
06-28-2013, 06:34 PM
So we've established that Tom was sad and Kerry gives little shit right?

Sepultura69
06-28-2013, 07:38 PM
So we've established that Tom was sad and Kerry gives little shit right?

You're an idiot.

This picture was taken at the Jeff Hanneman memorial. I would shut my mouth if I were you...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/575761_544600542252883_571934184_n.jpg

Has it ever occurred to you that some people like to keep it to themselves? Kerry gives little shit? How ignorant can you be? Shit, he grew up with Jeff for over three decades and created very powerful music with him...and he gives little shit that his right hand man of 30 plus years is dead?...

Do us all a favor and just stay the hell away from this thread and stick to your break downs and death core crap.

:hmm:

dcmetal108
06-28-2013, 07:49 PM
You're an idiot.

This picture was taken at the Jeff Hanneman memorial. I would shut my mouth if I were you...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/575761_544600542252883_571934184_n.jpg

Has it ever occurred to you that some people like to keep it to themselves? Kerry gives little shit? How ignorant can you be? Shit, he grew up with Jeff for over three decades and created very powerful music with him...and he gives little shit that his right hand man of 30 plus years is dead?...

Do us all a favor and just stay the hell away from this thread and stick to your break downs and death core crap.

:hmm:


haha I was talking about keeping the band together. :lol:

You got butthurt really fucking quick.

Also it's not 2003 anymore, telling someone to stick to breakdowns and deathcore makes you look like a bitch.

Sepultura69
06-28-2013, 08:37 PM
haha I was talking about keeping the band together. :lol:.

sure you did, buddy...sure you did. :tp:

SomewhereInTime72
06-28-2013, 08:55 PM
grammar aneurysm

dcmetal108
06-28-2013, 08:58 PM
sure you did, buddy...sure you did. :tp:

I did. Tom seems sad continuing the band without Jeff and Kerry will continue going on.

But I forgot you can read minds, so please continue. I'll let you win if it makes you feel good on teh interwebz!