Slayer reunite and announce first live shows in five years

In a surprise announcement, the band will headline two US festivals - Louder Than Life and Riot Fest - this September

Kerry King slams Slayer’s Dave Lombardo as “dead to me”

"I was the only one keeping him in the band"

Slayer’s Kerry King announces solo album ‘From Hell I Rise’

"I knew early on that I wasn’t done, and I had no intention of not continuing to play"

Kerry King says his new project is “an extension of Slayer”

The former Slayer guitarist says the new album will see him achieve "Herculean speeds"

Kerry King teases post-Slayer project “coming in 2024”

He previously confirmed that Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph will be involved in the project

Empire State Bastard – ‘Rivers Of Heresy’ review: wonderfully weird ultraviolence from Biffy spin-off

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and Oceansize's Mike Vennart – with help from Slayer's Dave Lombardo and Bitch Falcon's Naomi Macleod – take us on a wild grindcore ride

Slayer’s Dave Lombardo defends Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: “I admonish the people who talk shit about him”

“Lars is an essential part of that band – anybody else and it just won’t sound the same”

Empire State Bastard on snaring Dave Lombardo – and taking him to Greggs and Lidl

The Biffy Clyro side-project also features the “marvellous” Naomi Macleod from Bitch Falcon

Empire State Bastard share brutal new single ‘Stutter’

Get another taster of their debut album 'Rivers Of Heresy' with some "unabridged hatred in musical form"

Empire State Bastard: “We’re going for extremity at all costs”

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and former Oceansize man Mike Vennart tell NME how they formed their new metal outfit, what it’s like to take Dave Lombardo to Gregg’s, and how the horror of the world can only be reflected in the most extreme terms