Slayer 66 2/3. This timely rock biography answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer, the iconic group that became the embodiment of heavy metal.
The full-length, exhaustively researched account of the thrash kings’ career recaps and reevaluates the years guitar hero Jeff Hanneman and drum legend Dave Lombardo were in the group.
Over the course of 59 chapters, 400 footnotes and three appendices, it profiles the members and presents dramatic scenes from 32 years in the Abyss: A fresh look at the group’s early days. Reign in Blood tours. A European invasion. The Palladium riot. The seat cushion chaos concert.
Newly unearthed details from Lombardo’s turbulent history with the band. Historical artwork and photos never seen in public before.
The entire diabolical discography. Hannemans hard times. The Big Fours big year. Lombardos final exit. The top 11 Hanneman tributes. The mosh memorial service. Untold stories. Updates. And relevant digressions, including a contrasting look at other contemporaries and cutting-edge extreme bands.
Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years. A Metal Band Biography
Over decades, Slayer experience triumph and loss, but never defeat, whether it’s at the hands of rivals, peers, America’s most infamous church, or the United States government itself. In addition to extensive archival material, this book features original content from the band, key affiliates, and firsthand witnesses, including Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, former tour manager Doug Goodman, engineer Bill Metoyer, former Metal Blade exec William “DJ Will” Howell, and cover artist Albert Cuellar (who went on to work with Tim Burton, Sublime, and Sir Mix-A-Lot). It also includes Jeff Hanneman’s original diagram for the Live Undead picture disc (spoiler: it’s a stick-figure sketch).
Slayer fans will never see or hear the thrash metal champions the same way. 33 photos and 11 illustrations include lost artwork by Hell Awaits artist Albert Cuellar and stunning exclusive pictures by Harald Oimoen
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