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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

8/12/19 Page 2

Very longtime HardRadio acquaintances SLAYER will join Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor on the No. 54 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway, promoting the bands Final World Tour. Piloting the Slayer Chevrolet is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley. After nearly 40 years together, Slayer is conducting one final world tour, The Final Campaign, The Last Leg, which takes place in several major US cities from November 2 - 30, 2019. "It's exciting and awesome that Rick and the boys are wearing the Slayer banner making us a part of NASCAR history!" commented Tom Araya. "NASCAR racing and Slayer have a lot in common. Both are extremely fast, intense and aggressive. I can think of nothing more rad than seeing the Slayer logo on Rick's car with JJ behind the wheel. I'm sure Disciples of everyone involved will be completely stoked on the bond between these two fierce entities!," commented Kerry King.

SWEETWATER STUDIOS - the world-class recording studio owned and operated by music retailer Sweetwater Sound, announced today that it will be hosting a special recording master class with thrash metal architects ANTHRAX. The exclusive two-day class - the ultimate multi-day learning experience for metal fans who want to learn the art of studio recording - will be held on September 17 and 18 and is open to registered attendees on a first come, first serve basis. The class will be held in Sweetwater Studios' Studio A, where attendees will spend the two days learning the recording process from start to finish: from positioning mics and dialing in sounds, to tracking, mixing, and post-production. The sessions are being overseen by Sweetwater Studios Senior Producer/Engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsbyand will be filmed by acclaimed music video director Nigel Dick. Details at sweetwaterstudios.com.

Calgary-based metalheads KOBRA AND THE LOTUS return with their new studio album Evolution on September 20th via Napalm Records. They have checked in with the following update: "Did you know that Napalm Records has gone against the grain and printed their 'gold' limited edition discs for us in bright purple?! Only 200 available!! The side A and B stickers contain behind the scenes candid band photos. For our own vinyl choice, we chose to print 500 limited edition picture discs. These contain real photos of the band including the signature sillouette shot of our live performance during the filming of music video 'Burn'. We will be taking 300 with us on tour and Napalm Records will be selling 200."

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