1. Slayer Reflects on Low Mayhem Festival Attendance, King Diamond, & Jeff Hanneman's Passing

    August 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT For 34 years, thrash titans Slayer have performed for familiar crowds of devoted headbangers and this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival was no different -- except that attendance for more than a few dates (including the Aug. 5 stop in Holmdel, New Jersey) was shockingly low . Rumors of…

  2. Slayer Eyeing New Material as Guitarist Continues Recovery

    July 19, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still in recovery mode from the flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis that's sidelined him since early 2011, but that's not keeping the thrash metal titans from eyeballing a new album -- a follow-up to 2009's "World Painted Blood."…

  3. Slayer to 'Hold Off' on Recording While Ailing Guitarist Recovers

    May 31, 2011 11:03 AM EDT S layer continues to play live while ailing guitarist Jeff Hanneman remains on the sidelines. But singer-bassist Tom Araya says the group will not consider any recording projects without him. "There's no way we'd go into a studio without him," Araya assures Billboard.com. …