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Encyclopedia > Christ Illusion
Christ Illusion
Christ Illusion cover
Studio album by Slayer
Released August 8, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Thrash metal
Length 38:21
Label American Recordings
Producer(s) Josh Abraham
Rick Rubin
Professional reviews
Slayer chronology
Eternal Pyre
(2006)
Christ Illusion
(2006)

Alternate cover
The censored album cover
The censored album cover

Christ Illusion is the tenth studio album by Slayer, which was released on August 8, 2006 on American Recordings. It is the band's first album to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo since 1990's Seasons in the Abyss. The band have said that the album sounds like a combination of Seasons in the Abyss and God Hates Us All. The album was leaked in full on or around July 24, 2006. It entered the Billboard 200 at #5, the highest chart position ever achieved by the band in the U.S , but the next week the album dropped down to #41. Image File history File links Slayer_-_Christ_Illusion. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park, California, in 1982[1] by Kerry King (guitars), Tom Araya (bass and vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres, that is characterised by its high speed and aggression. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Josh Abraham is a music producer who has worked with many leading bands including Staind, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park , Courtney Love, and most famously Deadsy. ... Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Long Island, New York), is an American record producer best known for his work with rap and heavy metal, as well as the American series albums with Johnny Cash. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Sputnikmusic is a Web site archiving user-submitted compact disc reviews and music-related news articles with a membership of around 112,000. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park, California, in 1982[1] by Kerry King (guitars), Tom Araya (bass and vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... Eternal Pyre is an EP by the thrash metal band Slayer exclusive to Hot Topic chain stores. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (750x750, 86 KB)[edit] Licensing This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park, California, in 1982[1] by Kerry King (guitars), Tom Araya (bass and vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... Dave Lombardo (Sr. ... This article is about the year. ... Seasons in the Abyss is an album by thrash metal band Slayer. ... Seasons in the Abyss is an album by thrash metal band Slayer. ... God Hates Us All (2001) is the 10th full-length album by Slayer. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Controversy

While no strangers to controversy, Slayer came under fire from the Christian Right due to the album's cover, which depicts a mutilated and "drugged out" Jesus Christ. Christ is missing an eye, has had his hands amputated, and stands amidst a sea of blood and severed heads. Even radio talk show host Mancow Muller - who has supported Slayer shows in the past - has taken offense. The song "Jihad" has also raised a small controversy. Written about the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the point of view of the terrorists, the band nevertheless claims the song refrains from casting judgement for or against the attacks. It has been suggested that Conservative Christianity be merged into this article or section. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Erich Mancow Muller Erich Matthew Muller (born June 21, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American radio and television personality known as Mancow and Mancow Muller. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


In India, the album was recalled by EMI after protests from Muslim and Christian religious groups regarding the cover art. On October 11, 2006 it was announced that all stocks had been destroyed.[1] The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Track listing

  1. "Flesh Storm" – 4:16 (King)
  2. "Catalyst" – 3:09 (King)
  3. "Eyes of the Insane" – 3:24 (Araya/Hanneman)
  4. "Jihad" – 3:30 (Araya/Hanneman)
  5. "Skeleton Christ" – 4:22 (King)
  6. "Consfearacy" – 3:09 (King)
  7. "Catatonic" – 4:56 (King)
  8. "Black Serenade" – 3:18 (Araya/Hanneman)
  9. "Cult" – 4:42 (King)
  10. "Supremist" – 3:51 (King)
  • Some versions of the album have slightly different track listings; "Skeleton Christ" is track 3, while "Eyes of the Insane" and "Jihad" are pushed back to tracks 4 and 5, respectively.

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Final Six

An eleventh song, entitled "Final Six" was meant to be included on the album and "Final Six" was originally believed to be the album's title. However, vocalist Tom Araya was not able to finish the vocals for the song on time due to his gall bladder surgery. The phrase "final six" was referring to the six years before the world will end according to the Mayan Calendar. The song will most likely be included on import and future special editions of the album. The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... The Maya calendar is a system of complex and highly developed calendars created by the Maya Civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. ...


Credits

Tom Araya (born as Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1962 in Valparaíso, Chile) is best known as the vocalist and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer Tom Araya in the Bloodline video, 2001 Araya has written lyrics for a number of Slayer songs since 1988s South... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is best known as a guitarist in the Thrash metal band Slayer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kerry King Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is best known for his work as a guitarist in the band Slayer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dave Lombardo (Sr. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Chart positions

Album

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Year Chart Peak
2006 Finnish Album Chart 2
2006 German Album Chart 2
2006 Canadian Album Chart 3
2006 Swedish Album Chart 4
2006 The Billboard 200 5
2006 Australian Aria Chart 9

References

  1. ^ "India bans 'offensive' rock album", BBC News, 2006-10-11. Retrieved on 2006-10-11.

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External links

Slayer
Tom Araya | Jeff Hanneman | Kerry King | Dave Lombardo

Tony Scaglione | Paul Bostaph | Jon Dette
Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park, California, in 1982[1] by Kerry King (guitars), Tom Araya (bass and vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... Tom Araya (born as Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1962 in Valparaíso, Chile) is best known as the vocalist and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer Tom Araya in the Bloodline video, 2001 Araya has written lyrics for a number of Slayer songs since 1988s South... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is best known as a guitarist in the Thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is best known for his work as a guitarist in the band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (Sr. ... Tony Scaglione is a thrash metal drummer. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a rock musician, who has played drums for bands such as Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, and Testament. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ...

Discography
Albums and extended plays: Show No Mercy | Haunting the Chapel | Hell Awaits | Reign in Blood | South of Heaven | Seasons in the Abyss | Divine Intervention | Undisputed Attitude | Diabolus in Musica | God Hates Us All | Eternal Pyre | Christ Illusion
Live albums: Live Undead | Decade of Aggression
Compilations: Soundtrack to the Apocalypse
Videos and DVDs
Live Intrusion | War at the Warfield | Still Reigning
Songs
Angel of Death | Jesus Saves | Raining Blood | Behind the Crooked Cross | Blood Red | Dead Skin Mask | Seasons in the Abyss | Eyes of the Insane | Jihad

 
 

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