Massachusetts metallers Revocation have completed work on the self-titled follow-up to their 2011 album Chaos of Forms with an eye on a summer 2013 release, and the band has been posting several updates that chronicle the recording process.
In their latest episode, the band focuses on the guitar and bass tracking. While Revocation prepares to embark on the Summer Slaughter Tour alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan and Cattle Decapitation, frontman Dave Davidson is also offering guitar lessons via BandHappy that are available in 30- and 60-minute sessions.
Check out a sample from Davidson and a behind-the-scenes look at Revocation in action below and visit the band’s official Facebook page for more information.
Having released the album The Divinity of Purpose earlier this year, Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie and Wayne Lozinak sat down with JacksonGuitars.com to talk about the direction of their band and how they got their start in music.
The fifth-annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featured a slew of amazing performances.
Anthrax was one such contributor, offering a scorching set that included their songs “Caught in a Mosh” and “Fight ‘Em Till You Can’t,” in addition to a cover of Pantera’s “This Love” with Pantera singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown.
Held shortly after Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away on May 2, the event was filled with poignant tributes, as well.
Anthrax’s appearance culminated in a partial performance of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” which was met with a standing ovation.
Watch Anthrax in action after the jump and click here for a full list of Golden Gods winners. Continue reading →
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)
Co-founding the band in 1981, Hanneman wrote or co-wrote many of Slayer’s standout tracks, including “Angel of Death,” “Raining Blood” and “South of Heaven.”
Hanneman and fellow guitarist Kerry King’s twin leads helped define their trademark sound, which broke through to the masses with the 1986 album Reign in Blood.
In 2011, Hanneman nearly died from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease which was believed to have been contracted from a spider bite. Since then, he had been on hiatus from the band, last joining Slayer on stage at the Big 4 Festival in April 2011.