Slayer Retire, Knotfest Riots, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

  • Axl Rosenberg

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of December 2 – December 6, 2019

Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below:

  1. The staff of MetalSucks unveiled our respective lists of the year’s best albums! You can vote for your favorite metal release of 2019 in our readers’ poll.
  2. Can’t remember what what came out this year? Here is a list of every metal album released in 2019.
  3. Watch Slayer play their final song ever, take bows, and wave farewell.
  4. But are Slayer really dunzo? Fans doubt it, but Kerry King’s wife swears it’s true, and Gary Holt seems to think it’s for real as well.
  5. On the subject of un-retiring: a summer stadium tour with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett has been officially announced.
  6. Slipknot and Evanescence had to cancel performances at Knotfest Mexico after fans rioted and destroyed Evanescence’s gear. Read statements on the matter from members of both Slipknot and Evanescence.
  7. Speaking of Slipknot: does this video confirm the identity of the band’s new percussionist, “Tortilla Man”?
  8. Destruction thinks Metallica suck now because they’re rich.
  9. After the world learned that Billie Eilish doesn’t know who Van Halen are, Wolfgang Van Halen defended her.
  10. Mayhem Fest will return in 2020… but in what form?

See ya next week, everyone.

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