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Modern Love

Posted in Music, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. ”
-Jackson Pollock

Biffy Clyro, Scottish alternative band, recently produced a cover version of David Bowie’s song ‘Modern Love’ for The Howard Stern David Bowie Tribute Album. The transformation is radical, and no doubt confronting for those who remember the original. Continue reading

A Eulogy For the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“…The scariest spectacle in rock is Slayer, the Rolling Stones of the new American metal.”

– Los Angeles Times, 1991

Every real band has done a classic album tour. While limited to North America, Slayer did a series of dates playing their seminal thrash album, Reign in Blood, in its entirety. The performance reached its climax when the stage and musicians were immersed in a torrential downpour of blood. Continue reading

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 4

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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You posted a very interesting article about Jason Everman, a former guitar player for both Nirvana and Soundgarden who, after his tenure concluded with both those bands, joined the special-forces and served in a number of theatres of war. He described war as being a ‘theatre of schooling for the heart.’ What do you think about that? Continue reading

Jeff Hanneman: RIP

Posted in Obituary, Real Men, Slayer with tags , on May 2, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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One year on today.

Still Reigning.

Glorious Chaos

Posted in Music, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

“What I’ve always loved about heavy metal is that it’s rebel music.”

-Buzz Osborne,

The Melvins

 http://www.avclub.com/article/melvins-buzz-osborne-picks-songs-by-bands-that-wer-200741

I first saw High on Fire at the Soundwave festival in 2010. Continue reading

Jeff Hanneman – Obituary

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , on May 6, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

imagesJeff Hanneman’s obituary, as published in ‘The Guardian’. A suitably loquacious obit about the lion’s share of the creative brains that will drive Slayer into the pantheon of rock and roll greats.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/03/jeff-hanneman-slayer

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RIP JEFF HANNEMAN – 1964-2013

Posted in Music, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , on May 3, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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Jeff Hanneman, guitarist of the magnificent, soaring, crushing, excoriating speed metal band Slayer, has died aged 49.

One of the high points of my kickboxing career was walking out to the song ‘Dissident Aggressor’ from South of Heaven.

I trained to it this morning.

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