JEFF HANNEMAN – A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND – FROM THE VAULT

JEFF HANNEMAN – A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today, we honor the Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hannemann, who passed away on May 2, 2013, at age 49 due to liver failure. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since his passing.  Born Jeffrey John “Jeff” Hanneman on January 31, 1961, Jeff had met Kerry King in 1981 while he was auditioning for another band and approached him to talk about playing together and forming their own band. King, who was in agreement with Hanneman, introduced drummer Dave Lombardo to Hanneman and after recruiting bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, Slayer was born. The band often played covers of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs at clubs and parties. During a show at the Woodstock Club, Slayer were noticed by Metal Blade founder, Brian Slagel, who asked them to record an original song for his Metal Massacre III compilation. The song Aggressive Perfector, led to a recording contract with Metal Blade records. Jeff contributed both musically and lyrically to every Slayer album and wrote the songs Raining Blood, War Ensemble, South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss and Angel of Death. Jeff was a huge fan of early heavy metal and punk music and sported a DK (Dead Kennedys) symbol, as well as the likeness of Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten on his guitar. ESP also released a signature Jeff Hanneman model guitar, based on his Jackson Soloist. In 2011, Jeff had contracted necrotizing fasciitis which forced him to take a hiatus from Slayer and while Slayer had announced that Jeff had recovered from the disease, Hanneman was still not well enough to return to Slayer. Kerry King had noted earlier this year that although Jeff...
ANTHRAX – ARMED AND DANGEROUS – FROM THE VAULT

ANTHRAX – ARMED AND DANGEROUS – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today we take a trip back to 1985 to the first EP by Anthrax, Armed and Dangerous and the first release to feature singer Joey Belladonna. The last two songs on the  EP, “Soldiers of Metal” and “Howling Furies” were recorded with the lineup of Neil Turbin – vocals, Scott Ian and Dan Spitz – guitars, Greg D’Angelo – drums and Dan Lilker – bass.  Charlie Benate who joined Anthrax in 1983 re-recorded many of the drum tracks for the EP and Dan Lilker went on to join Nuclear Assault and was replaced by Charlie’s nephew, Frank Bello. The song “Armed and Dangerous”  which also appears on Spreading The Disease is similar to the EP version, however it was remixed to include a fade-in intro leading into the acoustic guitar melody. The song “Raise Hell” was an original recording for the EP, and the band also covered the Sex Pistols song “God Save the Queen” as well. Defintely a classic!   Support: Have you seen these yet? ANTHRAX – MADHOUSE – FROM THE VAULT ANTHRAX THANKS FANS FOR THEIR SUPPORT FROM THE VAULT – NUCLEAR ASSAULT – CRITICAL MASS Joey Belladonna Is Featured In The Latest Studio Update From Anthrax! Scott Ian Says The New Anthrax Album Is “Even Better” Than “Worship...
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