Ever since it was announced that Head would be returning to join Korn on stage, rumors have been circulating that a new album would be in the works. This video seems to confirm those rumors to be true!
This will be the first album featuring Head in 10 years.
Jeff Hanneman, Slayer’s guitarist and one of the original founding members has passed away from liver failure earlier today. He was 49.
According to a statement issued by the band:
“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.”
Hanneman wrote the music for many of Slayer’s fan favorites, and often times contributed lyrics. In 2011, he contracted necrotic fasciitis that the band says likely came from a spider bite, and was replaced by Exodus’ Gary Holt for tour dates while he recovered from his condition.
Metallica already had planned to release a new 3D film, but now, they’re dropping IMAX into the mix for the debut of “Metallica Through The Never”.
The film mixes concert footage with a “dramatic narrative and CGI”. It opens September 27th. It will be the first movie to debut on IMAX’s chain of super-sized screens. The film will open wide a week later.
Go big or go home appears to be the mantra for Metallica, who announced yesterday their forthcoming 3D film Metallica Through the Never will make its debut on mega-sized IMAX screens nationwide on September 27. The part-concert, part-theatrical movie will be the first film to premiere on IMAX, a fun fact not lost on drummer Lars Ulrich, who said, “To be at the forefront in this situation where IMAX has never done this is very exciting. The recognition from IMAX…is super cool.”
The band also built a stage to film its concert pieces so fans will have the feeling of being inside the performance.