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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Paul Bostaph's First Interview As The NEW Drummer Of SLAYER!!!

On Thursday (May 30), half of SLAYER made a clear statement that they are far from done! That's right, Tom Araya and Kerry King will continue jamming even though they recently lost two of their original members: their friend and guitarist Jeff Hanneman who passed away from liver failure, and drummer Dave Lombardo (whom they fired).

The band has re-enlisted Paul Bostaph as their full time drummer. How does Bostaph feel about returning to SLAYER? Find out right now! Nikki Black, host of "The Metal Zone" on 107.7 The Bone, just posted her exclusive interview with Bostaph. This is the first interview that Bostaph grant after once again becoming the NEW SLAYER drummer. Check it out!

Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when SLAYER kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. EXODUS' Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Bostaph was SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified "Divine Intervention" (1994), the 1996 punk covers album "Undisputed Attitude", "Diabolus In Musica" (1998), "God Hates Us All" (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance", as well as the DVD "War At The Warfield" (2001), also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.

Slayer's 2013 international touring schedule is as follows:

 4         Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland

 6         Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland

 7         Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland

 8         Sonisphere France, Amneville, France

10-11   The Academy, Dublin, Ireland

12        Limelight, Belfast, Ireland

14        Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland

15        Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy

17        Antlantico, Rome, Italy

18        Obihall, Florence, Italy

19        Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

21        Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany

22        See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria

23        Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia

25        Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz

26        Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary

27        With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany

29        Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey


 1         Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece


 2         Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain

 6         Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

 7         Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden

 9         Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland

10        Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

11        Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK

15        Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium

16        Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland

17        Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany

18        X Rockfest, Herford, Germany


17        Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

20        Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil

22        Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

24        Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil

27        River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

29        Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay


 2         Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile

Related links:
SLAYER's official site 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Watch the GWAR-B-Q commercial, then fire up you grill!

GWAR has released the official commercial line-up for the 2013 GWAR-B-Q, which will take place at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA. The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17th, 2013

This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

For more information be sure to visit: http://gwarbq.com.

In other Slave Pit news GWAR is wrapping up a NEW album, their 13th, which is the band's first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot in late 2011. Coming out later this year, the album features the debut of Pustulus Maximus, cousin of the mighty departed one, Flattus Maximus. The band is currently crushing stages with Warbeast and Wilson. Catch them if you dare!

Make sure to keep up with Oderus' latest incoherent rants and raves on "The Mad Minute" with Full Metal Jackie. Listen to the latest installment and check out recent "Mad Minutes" at Full Metal Jackie Radio.com

Related links:
Click here to get tickets for Zombie Prom
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


Special Surprise Guest Artist Announced For The Horns Up Rocks NEW Website Launch Concert & Party!

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, Horns Up Rocks will unleash the beast (our NEW website) at 11 PM ET! And we have a very special surprise guest that will be closing the show with a memorable performance. Who is this special guest?

It might be someone from Sepultura, or Machine Head, or Fear Factory, or Tool, or Slipknot, or Soulfly, or Life Of Agony, or Biohazard, or Pantera, or Anthrax, or Cavalera Conspiracy, or even Children Of Bodom! The only way to find out is by coming to the event!

Join us for a night that will not only be historic, but will also kick off your Summer in style! The NEW website launch concert and party will take place at The Trash Bar in Brooklyn, New York and on Internet browsers all over the world! RSVP & more info here

We hope to see you in person, and thanks so much for the continuous support!

Related links:

Horns Up Rocks

Former SLAYER Drummer Dave Lombardo Is Keeping Himself Busy & Stoked About His Future

For weeks already, drumming legend Dave Lombardo was ready to move out of SLAYER after the band refused to offer him a better contract (details HERE). So if there is one person who was not surprised at all in the bands decision to bring Paul Bostaph back as their full time drummer (details HERE), that person was Dave Lombardo. 

What's next for Lombardo?

During a recent interview with Greece's Rock Overdose, Lombardo confirmed that Casey Chaos from AMEN will be fronting a resurrected version of GRIP INC. A tour is in currently in the works, and the chances of a NEW GRIP INC. being recorded are very high.

You may recall that Lombardo formed GRIP INC. when he first left SLAYER in 1992. The band had been on and off since it formed, and their future was uncertain due to drummer Dave Lombardo's commitments with and the death of frontman Gus Chambers.

Lombardo is also very busy with his band PHILM (see below). They are currently recording their second studio album, the follow up to 2011's 'Harmonic'. The NEW PHILM should see the light of day later this year!

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez

Related links:
PHILM on Facebook

Grip Inc. on MySpace 

BEHEMOTH Announce NEW Album Title!

Polish extreme Metallers BEHEMOTH, who have been holed up in Hertz Studios working on their tenth full-length album, are pleased to announce the title of their forthcoming full-length album—'THE SATANIST'. The album will come out in the fall of 2013 via Metal Blade Records.

"It took us over two decades to come up with a title that…says it all. While our NEW songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast—Proud and Radical. 'THE SATANIST' stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves I couldn't think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now” comments BEHEMOTH front man Nergal.

More updates will be posted as they are made available. Fans can stay up to date with the absolute latest at facebook.com/behemoth and twitter.com/behemothband.

Don't forget that BEHEMOTH will be embarking on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer (tickets and info on rockstarmayhemfest.com). In addition to the festival dates, two off dates have been announced, including July 9th in Grand Rapids, MI and July 29th in Louisville, KY. Fans at each show will be treated a mini-fest of sorts, with each show including Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, and more.
As the band continues to record, they have been posting images and what appear to be lyrics for portions of NEW songs.

BEHEMOTH European Summer Festivals:

- 06/04: Warsaw, PL at IMPACT  Festival
- 06/08: Amneville, FR at Sonisphere
- 06/15: Bergen, NO at Bergenfest
- 06/21: Graz, AT at Seerock Festival
- 08/09: Jävle, SE at Getaway Rock
- 08/10: Jeromer, CZ at Brutal Assault

BEHEMOTH at Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013 (* off dates):

- 06/29: San Bernardino, CA at San Manuel Amphitheater
- 06/30: Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
- 07/02: Nampa, ID at Idaho Center Amphitheatre
- 07/03: Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre
- 07/05: Phoenix, AZ at Desert Sky Pavilion
- 07/06: Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheatre
- 07/07: Englewood, CO at Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
* - 07/09: Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress (Tickets)
- 07/10: Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- 07/12: Burgettstown, PA at First Niagara Pavilion
- 07/13: Scranton, PA at Toyota Pavilion
- 07/14: Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- 07/16: Mansfield, MA at Comcast Center
- 07/17: Bangor, ME at Bangor Waterfront
- 07/19: Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
- 07/20: Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- 07/21: Hartford, CT at The Comcast Theatre
- 07/23: Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
- 07/24: Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
- 07/26: Noblesville, IN at Klipsch Music Center
- 07/27: Tinley Park, IL at First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
- 07/28: Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
* - 07/29: Louisville, KY at Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress (tickets)
- 07/30: Atlanta, GA at Lakewood Amphitheatre
- 07/31: Tampa, FL at Live Nation Amphitheatre
- 08/02: Austin, TX at TBA
- 08/03: The Woodlands, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- 08/04: Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Stay tuned for more BEHEMOTH news!

Related links:
Behemoth's official site 
Behemoth on FacebookBehemoth on YouTube 
Behemoth on Twitter