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NEWS // SLAYER’S ‘REPENTLESS’ MAKES CAREER-HIGHEST DEBUT ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHARTS

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SLAYER’S ‘REPENTLESS’ MAKES CAREER-HIGHEST DEBUT ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHARTS

Repentless, the 12th studio album from the iconic thrash/metal band SLAYER and the first without beloved founding member Jeff Hanneman, makes the highest Billboard debut in the band’s 32-year recording career, coming in at #4 on the Top 200 Album Charts and scanning 50,000 units. Slayer’s Christ Illusion has been the band’s highest debut, premiering in 2006 at #5.

Repentless, the band’s first album produced by Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), also lands at #2 on Billboard’s Current Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Hard Music charts.

Repentless now also holds the record as the band’s career-highest chart debut in Germany (#1), Holland (#2), Australia (#3), New Zealand (#8), the UK (#11) and on the Japanese International Chart (#1), and bowed at #3 in Finland, # 3 in Canada, #4 in Belgium, and #5 in both Sweden and Greece. Additionally, the album debuted in the Top 10 in France (#7), Italy (#8), Hungary (#9) and Japan (#10).

“Repentless,” the album’s first music video, made its premiere on the album’s 9/11 release date and has since logged more than 1.9 million YouTube views and is north of two-million views on Slayer’s Facebook page. The video was directed by BJ McDonnell (“Hatchet III”), filmed at the Sybil Brand women’s prison in East Los Angeles, and features copious amounts of blood, grizzly murders, and cameo appearances by some of Hollywood’s most recognized anti-heroes, includingDanny Trejo (“From Dusk Till Dawn”) and Tony Moran (“Halloween”).

Repentless is Slayer’s first release since 2009’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, and likely the most challenging album of the band’s career. The album marks the first time Slayer has worked with producer Terry Date, drummer Paul Bostaph’s return to the recording lineup since 2001’s God Hates Us All, guitarist Gary Holt’s first appearance on a Slayer album, and first release on Nuclear Blast. With Repentless, Slayer – Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Paul Bostaph/drums, and guitarist Gary Holt – continues to unleash its aggressive and focused sonic assault, remaining crushing and brutal, while steadfastly refusing to trade its musical integrity for any reason.

In support of Repentless, Slayer heads back out on tour next month. Dates are at www.slayer.net.

NEWS // Lovehoney Unveils Brand New Official Motörhead Pleasure Collection

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Lovehoney Unveils Brand New Official Motörhead Pleasure Collection

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Lovehoney has joined forces with legendary rock band Motörhead to launch an exclusive range of Motörhead branded pleasure products.

Motörhead The Official Pleasure Collection boasts four bullets and classic torpedo shaped vibes, all decorated with the band’s iconic logo and branding and delivers the sort of power and pleasure you’d expect from the ‘loudest band on Earth’.

The collection was launched in July at ANME Founders show and available from distributors now.

Motörhead are one of the world’s biggest rock bands, having released 21 studio albums and countless singles including the hits ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Overkill’ after which the vibes are named. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Inc. who represent Mötorhead exclusively for retail, tour and licensing.

“One of the songs on our debut album was called “Vibrator” so we had to have our own one day, right?!,” said Motörhead singer Lemmy. “Apparently, it was worth the wait!”

Lovehoney’s co-founder Neal Slateford said: “We designed these classic vibes for both fans of Motörhead and rock lovers, as well as those who just want a cool looking toy to add to their collection. The range captures the rock and roll lifestyle of the band perfectly, and offers a unique counterpoint to the traditionally pink and purple toys that currently dominate the market.”

Global Merchandising’s CEO, Barry Drinkwater said: “Global is excited to be rockin’ our clientele in such a fast growing industry. We like nothing better than making the fans happy… and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Lovehoney.”

Lovehoney’s Commercial Director Ray Hayes said: “Motörhead’s massive fan base is a testament to their popularity, with the band having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. With the announcement of the band’s 22nd studio album Bad Magic in August and their warmly received Glastonbury Festival appearance this year, we are certain that Motörhead The Official Pleasure Collection will become a firm favourite for lovers and rock fans alike.”

For more information visit the Lovehoney website.

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