18:23 - flightoficarus86 Definitely another consideration for end of the year. Just not something I see myself personally listening to repeatedly.
18:21 - Apothecary Anyway, yeah, this new AFoS is fire. Spun it three times today front to back and I'm in love. It's REALLY hard to say which of their albums is the best, they're kind of like the Meads. Each is just so good in its own distinct way
18:18 - flightoficarus86 I don't hate any of them. Looking at an 8.5 altogether so far. I love the female vocals and when the male vocals take a turn for the more evil. Other times he just doesn't sound invested enough. Not cheesy, and definitely uniqu
18:14 - flightoficarus86 Okay, rest of the album aside, Proboscis may be ther gem here. Stellar song.
18:08 - Zaphod I actually really like the vocals, they're one of my favorite elements in the band's music. There are multiple vocals styles being used though, which are you referring to? Or do you hate them all?
18:07 - Apothecary It won't be long now before it turns into an international fight. Egypt's pissed at em, Turkey's pissed at em, the UK and Japan are pissed at em... America by no means is the only country with a stake in this anymore
18:05 - flightoficarus86 Yes indeedy. Listening now. Musically, I like it quite a bit. The vocal style doesn't quite engage me though.
Last night (Friday June 3rd), Slayer played at Viña del Mar, Chile for the first time - the place where 50 years ago (on June 6th), Slayer frontman Tom Araya was born.
During an official ceremony, Tom Araya received the key to the city of Viña del Mar from mayor Virginia Reginato. This event marks Chile's first official recognition of the musician, who left the country when he was five years old and moved to the US with his family. Araya also reportedly celebrated his 50th birthday at Friday's concert with a birthday cake which he shared with the fans at the show. Read the complete story here(in Spanish).
In other news, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed in an interview with Geeks of Doom there are plans for a new studio album, although no material has yet been written. Tom Araya recently told Billboard that the group will not consider any recording projects without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from his injury. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is once again replacing Hanneman on the currently ongoing South American leg of the World Painted Blood tour.