Slayer Farewell Tour
The Final World Tour is the ongoing final concert tour by American thrash metal band Slayer, which started in May 2018 and is expected to wrap up in 2019 or 2020. The tour, consisting of over 100 shows worldwide, serves as a conclusion of the band's three-decade-long career; the tour was announced on January 22, 2018 through a video featuring a montage of press clippings, early posters and press photos spanning Slayer's entire career. The first leg of the North American tour was announced the day after, which took place in May and June 2018 and included support from Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament; the second leg of the North American tour was announced on March 5, 2018. On February 20, 2018, Slayer announced the first European date of the farewell tour. A European leg of the farewell tour took place in November and December 2018, with support provided by Lamb of God and Obituary. Guitarist Gary Holt had to miss the last four dates of this tour so that he could take care of his father, nearing the end of his life.
On June 24, 2018, Slayer was announced as one of the first five bands confirmed to play the 2019 edition of Hellfest. This was the band's first show announced for 2019, according to frontman and bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, Hellfest will be their last-ever show in France. Slayer played a one-off show in Mexico at ForceFest in October 2018. Slayer will continue touring into 2019. Slayer will tour North America in May 2019, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse as the opening acts. Slayer will play their last two shows in California in December 2019: one at the Fox Theater on December 29, the other at The Forum on New Year's Eve. Both shows will include support from Anthrax, Exodus, Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan. A North American tour presented by Live Nation will take place in the summer of 2019. On how long the farewell tour will last, Holt's Exodus bandmate Steve "Zetro" Souza commented, "I'm speculating it's gonna take a year and a half or two years to do the one final thing, but I believe it's finished.
Everybody knows. There has been reported talk of Slayer participating in a rebooted Clash of the Titans tour with Megadeth and Testament, as well as at least one more Big Four show with Metallica and Anthrax. "Delusions of Saviour" "Repentless" "Blood Red" "Disciple" "Mandatory Suicide" "Hate Worldwide" "War Ensemble" "Jihad" "When the Stillness Comes" "Postmortem" "Black Magic" "Payback" "Seasons in the Abyss" "Dittohead" "Dead Skin Mask" "Hell Awaits" "South of Heaven" "Raining Blood" "Chemical Warfare" "Angel of Death" Tom Araya – vocals, bass Kerry King – guitars Paul Bostaph – drums Gary Holt – guitars Phil Demmel – guitars
Frank Watkins (musician)
Frank Watkins was an American heavy metal musician best known as a former, long-time bass player for the death metal band Obituary. From 1989 to 1997 and from 2007 until 2010, he had been the bass player of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. Frank Watkins was born in 1968, he began playing music at the age of 12 and started his professional career in 1986, before joining Obituary in 1989. He played on every Obituary release except for their debut album Slowly We Rot, cites his musical influences as "anything dark and pissed off", he tends to bring his punk/hardcore background to the realm of death/black metal. Frank prided himself not only on the technical side of his music, but on the business aspect, managing and guiding other bands and musicians, he formed his management company, Back From the Dead Productions, in 2007 to help bands create a positive career in the music business. In late 2007, Watkins became the bassist of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, in 2009 he participated in the recording of the Gorgoroth album Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt.
He debuted live with the band at the Hole in the Sky festival in Bergen on August 29, 2009. This was the first concert Gorgoroth had performed since September 2007. In an interview with Metal Maniacs published online in August 2009, Watkins explained that for his work with Gorgoroth he had taken the stage name "Bøddel", which means "Executioner" in Norwegian. Watkins died from cancer on October 18, 2015, he was 47 years old. Sacrosanct Bad Rep Hellwitch The Henchmen Obituary Gorgoroth Cause of Death The End Complete World Demise Don't Care Back from the Dead Dead Anthology Frozen in Time Frozen Alive Xecutioner's Return Left to Die Live Xecution in Bad Berka 2008 Darkest Day Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt Instinctus Bestialis
Death (metal band)
Death was an American death metal band from Orlando, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be among the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in the extreme metal subgenre of death metal, their debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been regarded as the first death metal record. Death had a revolving lineup, with Schuldiner being the sole consistent member; the group's style progressed, from the raw sound on its first two albums to a more sophisticated one in its stage. The band ceased to exist after Schuldiner died of glioma and pneumonia in December 2001, but remains an enduring influence on heavy metal. Founded in 1983 or 1984 by Chuck Schuldiner under the original name of Mantas in Orlando, Death was among the more known, early pioneers of the death metal sound along with California's Possessed. In the late 80s, the band was both a part of and integral in defining the death metal scene which gained international recognition with the release of albums by a number of area acts.
Together with Kam Lee, Rick Rozz, Schuldiner started to compose songs that were released on several rehearsal tapes in 1984. These tapes, along with the Death by Metal demo, circulated through the tape-trader world establishing the band's name. In 1984, Schuldiner dissolved Mantas and started a new band under the name Death. Tim Aymar, in an article written in December 2010, states that Chuck Schuldiner renamed the band Death in order to turn his experience of the death of his brother Frank years earlier into "something positive", its members included the same Rick Kam Lee. Another demo was released, called Reign of Terror. In 1985, the Infernal Death tape was released. Rick Rozz was out of the band by early 1985. Kam Lee played with Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo and guitarist of the band Genocide for a short time. However, Kam had some "personal problems". Olivo and Carlson left soon afterward. Schuldiner moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and recruited Dirty Rotten Imbeciles drummer Eric Brecht recorded the Back from the Dead demo.
However, Chuck was not happy with this incarnation of Death and moved back to Florida without a band. In 1986, Schuldiner got an invitation from early Canadian thrash metal band Slaughter to play on their album, which he accepted, moving to Canada. However, this only lasted two weeks, he returned to the States, he returned to Florida moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area again, where he joined with 17-year-old drummer Chris Reifert. They recorded the Mutilation demo, which led to a deal with Combat Records, owned by Important Distribution, that enabled them to record the first LP. Scream Bloody Gore was released in 1987 considered a genre template for death metal. Schuldiner had a second guitar player, John Hand, but Hand did not appear on the album. By this time Schuldiner had moved back to Florida, splitting with Reifert who had elected to remain in California, where he went on to form Autopsy. There, Schuldiner teamed up with former bandmate Rick Rozz and two members of Rozz's band Massacre, Terry Butler and Bill Andrews.
In 1988, that line-up recorded Leprosy. After much touring in support of the album, including a quick and ill-planned tour of Europe, Rick Rozz was fired in 1989. After a tour of Mexico featuring guitarist Paul Masvidal, a replacement was found in James Murphy, with whom the third album Spiritual Healing was recorded in Tampa in the summer of 1989. Murphy left the band quickly. By this time Schuldiner abandoned the "gore" lyrical theme for more social critique and melody was added to the band's sound. In 1990, on the eve of a European tour, Schuldiner decided against traveling, claiming at the last minute that he felt the tour was not adequately organized. Andrews and Butler continued with the tour of Europe as'Death' to fulfill the band's contractual obligations, recruited roadies Walter Trachsler and Louie Carrisalez to replace Schuldiner, much to Schuldiner's shock and disgust. Schuldiner took legal action and Butler and Andrews were fired from the band. Schuldiner abandoned the idea of a band set-up altogether and began working with session musicians only.
Schuldiner hired Steve Di Giorgio and recruited Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal from underground Florida band Cynic. In 1991, Death released Human, considered a more technical and progressive album than their previous works, incorporating complex rhythms and song structures. Human was Death's best-selling album yet, receiving many accolades and some MTV play for the group's first video, directed by David Bellino, for the track "Lack of Comprehension". Due to obligations with his primary band Sadus, Di Giorgio was forced to depart after the recording of Human and new bassist Skott Carino did Death's extensive world tour, from October 1991 until March 1992, in addition to appearing in the music video for "Lack of Comprehension". Schuldiner fired his manager Eric Greif after Spiritual Healing but settled and re-hired him before the recording of Human. Although there were at least two lawsuits between Greif and Schuldiner, Schuldiner was characteristically mellow in an interview with Thrash'n Burn about what the writer referred to as his "gruesome collaboration" with Greif: "We just came to the conclusion t
Terry Butler is an American bassist who performs with the death metal bands Obituary and Massacre. He was a member of Six Feet Under and Death, he was credited on the Death album Spiritual Healing, band leader Chuck Schuldiner stated that on the latter Death album "Terry contributed to the songwriting as well". He is married with three children, is brother-in-law of former bandmate Greg Gall. Before he joined Six Feet Under, he was in Massacre with Rick Rozz, whom he played with in Leprosy-era Death. In an interview, Butler has stated: "I'd rather be popular in the underground, than be unknown in the mainstream."In late 2011 it was announced that Butler was reforming Massacre with former bandmate Rick "Rozz" DeLillo, with the intention of securing a record deal, recording a new album, international touring. The band performed on the cruise ship "70,000 Tons of Metal" in January 2012 and subsequently signed a worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records. Terry has agreed to join the all star guest list on the upcoming Vegas Rhythm Kings album Barrel O' Zombies.
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World Demise is the fourth album by American death metal band Obituary. It was released on September 6, 1994. A music video was made for the track "Don't Care". John Tardy - vocals Allen West - lead guitar Trevor Peres - rhythm guitar Frank Watkins - bass Donald Tardy - drums World Demise at Media Club
Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, better known by his stagename Andrew W. K. is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer. Raised in Michigan, Wilkes-Krier began his musical career in the mid-1990s performing in a number of local bands before moving to New York, where he produced his first recordings under the Andrew W. K. moniker. After gaining initial attention with the 2000 EP Girls Own Juice, Wilkes-Krier rose to prominence with the release of his debut studio album I Get Wet in November 2001, as well as its single "Party Hard". In the years following its release, Wilkes-Krier has undertaken a number of other musical and non-musical ventures such as television and radio work, including a stint as host of the TV series Destroy Build Destroy, motivational speaking, writing. Andrew Wilkes-Krier was born in Stanford and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, his father is Professor James E. Krier, a well-known legal scholar at the University of Michigan Law School and co-author of the used Dukeminier & Krier Property casebook.
At the age of 4, he began learning piano at the University of Michigan School of Music. Andrew has recalled early family trips to midnight mass as having had an enormous impact on his love for music, he was dubbed Andrew W. K. by an elementary school teacher to differentiate him from his classmates Andrew Cohen and Andrew Gilchrist. He attended the private college preparatory Greenhills School for middle school before attending the alternative Community High School from 1993 to 1997, where he continued to study piano and keyboard. In 1993, at the age of 14, he joined the band Slam to be called Reverse Polarity. In 1996, a song recorded by W. K. entitled "Mr. Surprise" was included on Plant the Flower Seeds, a compilation by the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based record label Westside Audio Laboratories, marking his first publicly-released recording. Over the next 5 years, W. K. would play in a number of Detroit-based punk rock and heavy metal bands, including The Pterodactyls, Lab Lobotomy, Music Band, Mr. Velocity Hopkins.
In addition to forming the noise rock project Ancient Art of Boar known as AAB, which served as an outlet for his solo material. In 1998, W. K. moved from Michigan to New York City, where he worked as a bubblegum machine salesman, a parking attendant, a waiter when he was not playing music. He began a new solo project. A follow-up release entitled You Are What You Eat was scrapped when the master recordings went missing. W. K. recorded the soundtrack for an independent film named Poltergeist made by Aaron Dilloway and himself, one track of which appeared on the Hanson Records compilation Labyrinths & Jokes. In 1999, he moved to Seffner, Florida, to start a band with drummer Donald "D. T." Tardy. In March 2000, Wilkes-Krier released his first EP, Girls Own Juice abbreviated as AWKGOJ, on Bulb Records, which would be his first solo release under the moniker Andrew W. K. and marked the beginnings of a hard rock-influenced musical style with elements of his more experimental tendencies, described as "Judas Priest mixed with Sparks" by Magas, a collaborator of W.
K.'s. The release increased buzz for W. K. centered around his "hedonistic, so-dumb-it's-smart rawk." Andrew W. K. continued to build his reputation by performing various solo gigs in the New York and other East Coast areas. Wilkes-Krier and his manager, Matt Sweeney shopped out a number of Andrew W. K. demo tapes, each accompanied by a handwritten letter. One tape reached alternative rock musician Dave Grohl. K. A slot opening for his band Foo Fighters at a concert in San Francisco. Another tape reached The Island Def Jam Music Group executive Lewis Largent, who liked the demos enough to attend an Andrew W. K. gig at the Mercury Lounge, where Largent was impressed by how W. K. "won over every last person in the audience." Wilkes-Krier reacted with surprise to Island's interest in him, "despite his manager's advice that you classically don't go with the first offer,'wanted to get down to work as as possible and not fuck around", as Sweeney recalls. Girls Own Juice was followed by another Bulb Records EP entitled Party Til You Puke in October 2000.
Following the release of Party Til You Puke, Andrew W. K. left Bulb Records amicably to sign with Island Records. W. K.'s major-label debut studio album, I Get Wet, was released on November 2001 on Island Records. Continuing the sound established by his previous Bulb Records EPs, I Get Wet is characterized by its metal and punk rock influences and lyrical content revolving around partying; the album is known for its cover art: a photograph by Roe Ethridge of Andrew W. K. with a stream of blood running from his nose onto his chin and neck, which generated minor controversy in Europe after it was seen to represent cocaine abuse. K. achieved the effect by striking himself in the face with a brick during the photo shoot, subsequently supplementing his own blood with some of an animal obtained from a butcher's shop. I Get Wet earned positive press from publications such as NME and Kerrang! and featured two UK hit singles, "Party Hard" and "She Is Beautiful" rising to the top spot on Billboard's Top Heatseekers albums chart.
At the same time, W. K. developed a reputation for his energetic live shows. Andrew W. K. joined Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest that summer, a number of I Get Wet's tracks, such as "Party Hard", "It's Time to Party", "Fun Night" were licensed for use in various video games
Xecutioner's Return is the seventh studio album by the death metal band Obituary, released on August 28, 2007 through Candlelight Records. The title of the album is derived from the band's original band name, Xecutioner, it was released on August 28, 2007. The album is their first album since 1990's Cause of Death to be recorded without guitarist Allen West and the first album to feature guitarist Ralph Santolla. Though hailed as a partial return to the more speed-based style of the band's early work, it received mixed reviews from critics and fanbase. All lyrics written by John Tardy. John Tardy - Vocals Ralph Santolla - Lead guitar Trevor Peres - Rhythm guitar Frank Watkins - Bass Donald Tardy - Drums