Last night, April 23, at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards at LA's Nokia Theatre, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included "Implode," the band's first new studio recording in five years.
Exodus guitarist and principal songwriter Gary Holt has been an influential figure in thrash metal for the last three decades. For the past three years, however, he’s found himself in not one, but two of the most important bands of the genre, doing live-guitarist duty for Slayer while being the man behind Exodus.
Well, it's holiday time again. It's a time for joy, gathering with friends and family, maybe watching the 1951 Alastair Sim version of Scrooge and — oh yes, creating a Slayer-themed Christmas light display!
Below, check out a video from RevolverMag.com, featuring Slayer's Kerry King and Paul Bostaph. In the clip, King discusses material left behind by co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died in May. King implies he'd like to rework the material and include it on Slayer's next studio album.