Cryptic Slaughter was a band from Southern California that came out in the early 80s and was the first to combine thrash metal with hardcore punk and some credit as being the godfathers of the grindcore movement. Convicted was the best known album along with Money Talks.
Earlier this month, members of the Iranian death metal band Arsames. were arrested. According to Metal Injection “The band Arsames was arrested and charged with 15 years in jail for being in a satanic metal band and being against the Islamic government.”The band Arsames was arrested and charged with 15 years in jail for being in a satanic metal band and being against the Islamic government.”
The band has been active since 2002, despite playing death metal being considered illegal in the country. The government recognizes metal as “satanic music”, which is not allowed to be played in the country. They have played festivals all over the region, in places like Turkey, Dubai and Armenia.
Night is over
Now it’s dawn
Your final day
Hear the steps
On the floor
Hear the sounds
Of the opened door
Too proud to scream
Too proud to beg for mercy
You will die by the executioner’s hand
Under The Guillotine
Tears are running
Down your cheeks
As you see
The axe of death
You were a prisoner
Didn’t care about the rules
Now it’s time
To pay for the fools
TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The band said he received his test results on Saturday (March 21).
According to TESTAMENT, Billy had “been feeling unwell” since returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area last week following the completion of “The Bay Strikes Back 2020”European tour with EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL.
Billy, who didn’t reveal if he had any idea how he contracted the virus, says he has been quarantined since arriving home.
TESTAMENT‘s full statement reads as follows:
“As many of you already know, after returning from the ‘Bay Strikes Back’ over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and [his wife] Tiffany Billy‘s tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.
“We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what’s right, and what’s safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We’ve reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.
“At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We’re taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!”
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt revealed earlier in the week that he was exhibiting all the symptoms of COVID-19.
Holt said that he and his wife underwent coronavirus testing on Friday (March 20) but added that they will have to wait “seven to 10 days” for results.
DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll has been in an intensive care unit at a Northern California hospital since Wednesday (March 18) after being taken “very ill” following the completion of “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” trek.
TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL canceled at least two shows on “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” tour due to the fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus: February 25 in Milan, Italy; and March 11 in Hannover, Germany.
More than 329,000 coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide and more than 24,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure.
The fatality rate of the new coronavirus is believed to about 1 percent. “It’s about ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes Of Allergy And Infectious Disease, said in congressional testimony on March 11.
U.S. officials have repeatedly urged Americans to heed what federal, state and local officials are asking of them in order to curtail the spread and dampen the impact of the virus on the population.
California recently estimated that more than half of the state — 25.5 million people — will get the new coronavirus over the next eight weeks.
A new CDC report has offered proof that younger adults are just as likely as anyone to contract the virus, with nearly 40 percent of COVID-19 cases found between the ages of 20 and 54.
“I think everyone should be paying attention to this,” Stephen Morse, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, told The New York Times about the study. “It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.”
This new Sodom track was released this week from the forthcoming EP “Out Of The Frontline Trench”, which will be available on November 22nd, The band is planning to release a full-length album later this year or early 2020.
Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their sprawling ‘Final Campaign’ farewell tour this November. Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their farewell tour, “The Final Campaign,” this fall. The metal legends will hit a mix of big and small cities during the final 18-date run that wraps up November 30th at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, will be on the bill for these shows. Tickets for the final run of Slayer’s farewell tour go on sale July 12th at 10 a.m. local time. Complete information is available at Slayer.net
The band announced they would be extending tour into 2019. Guitarist Kerry King said, “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places as possible for everyone to come and see us one last time.”
Final Slayer Tour Dates
November 2 – Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena
November 3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
November 5 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
November 6 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
November 8 – Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center,
November 9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 11 – KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY
November 12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 14 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena
November 15 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center
November 17 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
November 18 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
November 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena
November 22 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Arena
November 24 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
November 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena
November 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Here are some of my picks for the best of the best:
MEGADETH “KILL IS MY BUSINESS (AND BUSINESS IS GOOD)– Charity auction for American Cancer Society in honor of brother Dave Mustaine!
KING DIAMOND CONSPIRACY– This is a great almost thrash album by the King. This is the first pressing and isn’t easy to come by!
POSSESSED REVELATIONS OF DOOM– The new and absolutely killer album from Possessed. This is a limited 500 pressing blood vinyl. I bought 10 of them – about half have sold already!
ORIGINAL COPIES OF NEARLY EVERYTHING BY BLACK SABBATH– 🙂
ANTHRAX – SPREADING THE DISEASE (ORIGINAL) – Great copy, the killer album!
HELL HAMMER (RAIDS 1990) OUT OF PRINT– This is out of print and very rare.
A TON OF NEW IRON MAIDEN– Just listed.
ORIGINAL SLAYER “POST MORTEM” SINGLE (Def Jam)– This always album is rarer than a dinosaur egg!
KING DIAMOND “ABIGAIL” (ORIGINAL)– OG copy of King’s most sought after album!
OMEN “BATTLE CRY” (ORIGINAL) – Another mega rare one – hit me up – I can work with that price some!
DEVASTATION “SIGNS OF LIFE” CD – This CD is out of print and impossible to kind…not to mention shreds!
TONS OF AC/DC– All first press!
After getting bombarded with requests about the Jeff Hanneman “Still Reigning” Picture Frame I posted on Instagram, I decided to make a test pressing to see if I could replicate it. The test looked amazing and even better than I expected. I am making a limited quantity available for now. I hand make each one. This is not some cheap Ali Babba crap.
See The “Unboxing” On YouTube
Also, if you watch the video to the end — take note of the “secret compartment” 🙂 I’m not sure I’m going to keep putting these in after the first run (or if there will be another run LOL).
About the Jeff Hanneman “Still Reigning” Picture is a 5 inch by 7-inch picture frame made with a copy of the actual program from the Jeff Hanneman memorial service at the Palladium in Los Angeles June 21st, 2013.
- Behind the picture (in the “hidden compartment”) there is some copies of the program Jeff’s service. For now, this is a special bonus that will only come with the first 10 items sold. 🙂
- All item is hand-made and not cheap Chinese stuff!
- The picture frame can stand up or be mounted on a wall.
This is not official Slayer merchandise ., it is simply a tribute to the greatest thrash metal guitarist/songwriter of all time Mr. Jeffrey John Hanneman 1/31/1964 – 5/2/2013. Ships USPS economy with tracking in a padded 8.5 x 6 mailer with an extra layer of bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Feel free to contact me on eBay if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
See the rest of the awesome metal!
Lastly, they are cheap. The cost barely covers putting them together. The shipping cost covers the boxing and bubble wrap required to get them to you in one piece. 🙂
Without sounding like some cheesy marketer, I have a feeling these will go fast, so here is the link – https://thrashmetaliq.com/jeff
Top Thrash Metal Albums Albums You Can Only Find On eBay
It’s not like the old days, where you can drive to Tower Records and get any album you want. For certain
1. The DefJam Reign In Blood
The Original 1987 Def Jam copy of Reign In Blood 1st pressing: This is a very hard to find pressing of Reign In Blood the record company wouldn’t even stamp their logo
2. The Four Hour Fogger Demo
Four Hour Fogger Demo Tape Feat. Brent Hinds & Troy Sanders from Mastodon – This was the local band that Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds were in before Mastodon. If you are a Mastodon fan this is a great pick up. This is very rare and handwritten by Troy Sanders.
3. Exhorder: Slaughter In The Vatican / The Law CD
Exhorder – Slaughter in the Vatican & The Law 2x CD Roadrunner Records 2003– This compilation CD has been out of print for a year and is a great band. This item ends on Sunday.
4. A Copy Of Killing Is My Business Signed By Dave Mustaine
Megadeth Killing Is My Business and Business is Good– Original 1986 copy in near mint condition and autographed by Dave Mustaine. They aren’t always available but you might get lucky!
5. Overkill Feel The Fire (MegaForce)
OVERKILL – Feel The Fire LP -1985 FIRST PRESSING MEGAFORCE– This is an original copy of Feel The Fire from 1985 and it’s still a great deal
6. Anthrax Spreading The Disease (
Anthrax – Spreading The Disease 1985 OG First Pressing Vinyl Megaforce Thrash– OG 1985 copy still in shink wrap with hype sticker!