Articles Archive for August 1996

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August 31st, 1996 | 10 Comments | Category: Essays, Interviews

Slayer fans share a common bond few groups of people share. It’s an unspoken love and fear of what these four guys do, and it manifests itself in the oddest ways. For example, I used to have an over-sized Seasons in the Abyss-era post on my wall. A friend of mine came over and upon sight of this large image of Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King, and Dave Lombardo, he let out a low growl and threw up the devil sign with both hands. Their recent live home video …

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August 01st, 1996 | One Comment | Category: Essays, Interviews

Legendary science fiction author Harlan Ellison has explored, in many of his stories, the concept of a new pantheon of gods. Gods for the modern world: The God of Smog, the God of Freudian Guilt, the Machine God, etc. According to Harlan, in order for a god to exist, it must have worshippers. “When belief in a god dies, the god dies,” he writes.
Whether you believe that or not, Tori Amos is a certified goddess, a mythological, musical deity with worshippers around the world. She brings them words of wisdom …