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Slayer
Left to right: Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo at the Fields of Rock, June 16, 2007.
Left to right: Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo at the Fields of Rock, June 16, 2007.
Background information
Origin Huntington Park, California, USA
Genre(s) Thrash metal[1]
Heavy metal[1]
Speed metal
Years active 1981–present
Label(s) American, Def Jam, Metal Blade
Associated acts Whiplash
Exodus
Fantômas
Grip Inc.
Testament
The Truth About Seafood
Megadeth
Website www.slayer.net
Members
Tom Araya
Jeff Hanneman
Kerry King
Dave Lombardo
Former members
Paul Bostaph
Jon Dette
Tony Scaglione

Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King in 1981.[2] Slayer rose to fame as one of the leaders of the American thrash metal movement with their 1986 release, Reign in Blood, which has been called "the heaviest album of all time" by Kerrang!.[3] The band is credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth. The word Slayer can refer to: Slayer, the thrash metal band Slayers, the Japanese anime Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), from the show of the same name Slayer is a character in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan Slayer is a multiplayer gametype variant in the Halo series... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Fields Of Rock is a Dutch rock music festival. ... Location of Huntington Park in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1906-09-01 [2] Government  - Mayor Juan R. Noguez [1] Area  - City  3. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Whiplash was an American thrash metal band. ... Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in San Francisco, California by singer/drummer Tom Hunting, guitarists Tim Agnello and Kirk Hammett, and bassist Carlton Melson. ... Fantômas is an avant-garde metal band formed in 1998 in California, United States. ... Grip Inc. ... Testament are an American thrash metal band from California. ... The Truth About Seafood was a 1996 side-project of Paul Bostaph, the drummer of Slayer from 1992-2001. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ... Tony Scaglione is a thrash metal drummer. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine published in the United Kingdom since June 1981. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ...


Slayer is known for its musical traits, involving fast tremolo picking, guitar solos, double bass drumming, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as death, deviants, genocide, necrophillia, insanity, religion, Satanism, serial killers, and warfare have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the general public. Tremolo picking or double picking describes the musical technique of picking on a guitar or other string instrument in which a single note is played repeatedly in quick succession. ... Guitar solos are a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bass drum. ... For other uses, see Genocide (disambiguation). ... Look up Necrophilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... -1...


Since its debut record in 1983, the band has released two live albums, one box set, three DVDs, one VHS, two EPs, and ten albums, four of which have received gold certification in the United States. The band has received three Grammy nominations, winning one in 2007 for the song "Eyes of the Insane", and one in 2008 for the song "Final Six". They have headlined music festivals worldwide, including Ozzfest and The Unholy Alliance. A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Eyes of the Insane is a 2006 single by American thrash metal band Slayer, taken from their 2006 album Christ Illusion. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ... (See Unholy Alliance disambiguation page for other meanings. ...

Contents

History

Early days (1981–1982)

Slayer formed in 1981, when guitarist Kerry King met Jeff Hanneman while auditioning for a band.[4] The two recruited bassist and vocalist Tom Araya, who had played with King in a previous band. Drummer Dave Lombardo was recruited when he met King delivering a pizza.[5] The band played cover versions of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs at clubs and parties in Southern California. Early shows relied on a Satanic image, which featured pentagrams, make-up, spikes, and inverted crosses.[1] Rumor has it the band was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name. However, when King was asked "How did you come up with the name Dragonslayer?" King responded "We never did; it's a myth to this day."[6] Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. ... A pentagram A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or, more formally, as a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. ... Dragonslayer is a 1981 live action fantasy movie set in medieval Britain. ...


The band was offered to open for Bitch at the Woodstock Club in Los Angeles, performing eight songs — six being covers. While performing Iron Maiden's "Phantom of the Opera" the band was spotted by Brian Slagel, a former music journalist who had recently founded Metal Blade Records. Impressed with Slayer's performance, Slagel met with the band backstage and asked them to record an original song, "Aggressive Perfector" (sample ) for his upcoming Metal Massacre III compilation. The band agreed and the song created underground buzz, which led to Slagel offering the band a recording contract with Metal Blade.[7] Bitch were an American heavy metal band, formed in Los Angeles in 1981. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Phantom of the Opera is a song from the bands debut album Iron Maiden. ... Brian Slagel, 2003 Brian Slagel is the owner and founder of Metal Blade Records. ... Music journalism is a specialized branch of entertainment journalism--especially criticism and reportage about music, usually rock, but also hip hop, classical, and electronica, among other forms. ... Metal Blade redirects here. ... Image File history File links Aggressive_Perfector_clip. ... // Metal Massacre is a series of compilations released on Metal Blade Records. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ...


Show No Mercy (1983–1984)

Without a recording budget, the band was forced to self-finance its debut album. Combining the savings of Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist,[8] and money borrowed from King's father,[2] the band entered the studio in November 1983. The album was rushed into release, hitting shelves three weeks after tracks were completed. Show No Mercy, released in December 1983 by Metal Blade Records, generated underground popularity for the band, and they began their first national club tour in 1984 to promote the album traveling in Araya's Camaro towing a U-Haul trailer.[2] The tour gave the band additional popularity; sales of Show No Mercy reached more than 20,000 in the US and another 20,000 worldwide.[7] Respiratory therapy is an allied health field involved in the treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems (i. ... Show No Mercy is the debut album by the thrash metal band Slayer, which was released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. ... Modified 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. ... One of many U-Haul trucks U-Haul International, Inc. ...


In August 1984, Slayer released a three song EP titled Haunting the Chapel. The EP featured a darker, more thrash-oriented style than its predecessor, and laid the groundwork for the future direction of the band.[9] The opening track, "Chemical Warfare," has become a live staple, played at nearly every show since 1984. After the release of Haunting the Chapel, Slayer made its live European debut at the Heavy Sounds Festival in Belgium opening for UFO,[10] returning to the US to begin the Haunting The West Coast tour.[11] // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Haunting The Chapel is an EP by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ...


Following the tour, King temporarily left Slayer to join Dave Mustaine's new band Megadeth.[12] Hanneman was worried about King's decision, stating in an interview "I guess we’re gonna get a new guitar player".[2] While Mustaine wanted King to stay on a permanent basis, King rejoined Slayer after five shows, stating Megadeth was "taking too much of my time".[2] The split caused a rift between King and Mustaine, which evolved into a long running feud between the two bands.[13] Following King's return, the band embarked on the 1984 Combat Tour, with Venom and Exodus, and released a live album titled Live Undead in November. Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Venom are an English heavy metal band, formed in late 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in San Francisco, California by singer/drummer Tom Hunting, guitarists Tim Agnello and Kirk Hammett, and bassist Carlton Melson. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... Live Undead is a live album by the thrash metal band Slayer. ...


Hell Awaits (1985–1986)

Slayer released its first live home video in 1985, dubbed Combat Tour: The Ultimate Revenge. The video featured live footage filmed at New York's Studio 54 club, on the band's 1984 tour with Venom and Exodus. By early 1985, Show No Mercy had sold over 40,000 copies,[7] which led to the band returning to the studio to record a second full length album. Metal Blade financed a recording budget, which allowed the band to hire producer Ron Fair.[2] The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... This article is about the state. ... Studio 54 was a New York City discothèque located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan. ... Ron Fair is an A&R, record producer and songwriter who has written hits for several artists, as well as being a record executive on the major label level, but is best known as a guru/mentor in guiding the career of unknown artists into superstars. ...

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"Hell Awaits" features a backwards recording of a demonic voice saying "Join us" and "Welcome Back".
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Released in September 1985, Slayer's second full length release Hell Awaits expanded on the darkness of Haunting the Chapel, with Hell and Satan as common song subjects. The album was the band's most progressive offering, featuring longer and more complex song structures.[2] The intro is a backwards recording of a demonic-sounding voice repeating "Join us," ending with "Welcome Back" before the track begins.[14] Hell Awaits (1985) was the second full-length album by Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records. ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ...


Reign in Blood (1986–1987)

Following the success of Hell Awaits, Slayer was offered a recording contract with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin's newly founded Def Jam Records, a largely rap-based label.[2] The band accepted and with an experienced producer and major label recording budget, the band underwent a sonic makeover resulting in shorter, faster songs with clearer production. Gone were the complex arrangements and long songs featured on Hell Awaits, ditched in favor of stripped down, hardcore influenced song structures.[2] Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur and record producer. ... Frederick Jay Rick Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a Jewish American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ... Hardcore Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ...


Def Jam's distributor, Columbia Records, refused to release the album Reign in Blood due to its graphic cover art and lyrical themes.[2] For example, "Angel of Death" detailed Holocaust concentration camps and the human experiments conducted by Nazi physician Josef Mengele. The album was distributed by Geffen Records on October 7, 1986. However, due to the controversy, Reign in Blood did not appear on Geffen Records’ release schedule.[2] Although the album received virtually no radio airplay, it became the band's first to enter the Billboard 200, debuting at #94,[15] and the band's first album certified gold in the United States.[16] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Josef Mengele, the SS physician whose acts during WWII inspired the lyrics of Angel of Death Angel of Death is the opening track on the American thrash metal band Slayers 1986 album Reign in Blood. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Human experimentation involves medical experiments performed on human beings. ... Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911– February 7, 1979) was a German SS officer and a physician in the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


In October 1986, Slayer embarked on the Reign in Pain world tour, with Overkill in the US, and Malice in Europe. The band was added as the opening act on W.A.S.P.'s US tour, but just one month in, drummer Lombardo left the band: "I wasn't making any money. I figured if we were gonna be doing this professionally, on a major label, I wanted my rent and utilities paid."[2] To continue with the tour, Slayer enlisted Tony Scaglione of Whiplash. However, Lombardo's wife convinced Dave to return in 1987.[2] At the insistence of Rubin, Slayer recorded a cover version of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" for the film Less Than Zero.[2] Although the band was not happy with the final product, Hanneman deeming it "a poor representation of Slayer" and King labeling it "a hunk of shit", it was one of their first songs to garner radio airplay.[2] Overkill is one of the first Thrash Metal bands, formed in the early 1980s in New Jersey (but often attributed to New York City), and very active ever since. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. ... Tony Scaglione is a thrash metal drummer. ... Whiplash was an American thrash metal band. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... For other uses, see Iron Butterfly (disambiguation). ... In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is a seventeen-minute ten second rock song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, occupying the entire second side of the album. ... Less Than Zero is a 1987 film based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ...


South of Heaven (1988–1989)

Slayer returned to the studio to record their fourth studio album. To contrast the speed of Reign in Blood, the band consciously decided to slow down the tempos, and incorporate more melodic singing. Hanneman asserted; "We knew we couldn’t top Reign in Blood, so we had to slow down. We knew whatever we did was gonna be compared to that album, and I remember we actually discussed slowing down. It was weird—we’ve never done that on an album, before or since."[2] For other uses, see Tempo (disambiguation). ...


1988's South of Heaven received mixed responses from both fans and critics, although it was Slayer's most commercially successful release at the time, debuting at #57 on the Billboard 200,[15] and the second album to receive gold certification in the United States.[16] Press response to the album was mixed, with All Music Guide citing the album as "disturbing and powerful",[17] and Rolling Stone calling it "genuinely offensive satanic drivel".[18] King says "that album was my most lackluster performance," although Araya called it a "late bloomer" which eventually grew on people.[2] South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


Seasons in the Abyss (1990–1993)

Slayer returned to the studio with co-producer Andy Wallace in 1989, to record their fifth studio album. Following the backlash created by South of Heaven, Slayer returned to the "pounding speed of Reign in Blood", while retaining their new found melodic sense.[19] Seasons in the Abyss, released in October 1990, was the first Slayer album to be released under Rubin's new Def American label, as he parted ways with Def Jam owner Russell Simmons over creative differences. The album debuted at #44 on the Billboard 200,[15] and was certified gold in 1992.[16] The title track spawned Slayer's second music video, which was filmed in front of the Giza pyramids in Egypt prior to the Gulf War. Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana... Look up Melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Slayer. ... Def American was a record label which was founded by record producer Rick Rubin after he left Def Jam in 1989. ... Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur and record producer. ... A title track is the name for a song which shares its name with the album its from. ... 19th-century tourists in front of the Sphinx - view from South-East, Great Pyramid in background The Giza Necropolis stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


Slayer returned as a live act in September 1990 to co-headline the European Clash of the Titans tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Testament. With the popularity of American thrash at its peak, the tour was extended to the US beginning in May 1991, with Megadeth, Anthrax and opening act Alice in Chains. The band released a double live album, Decade of Aggression in 1991, to celebrate ten years. The compilation debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200.[15] Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk / crossover thrash band formed in 1981 in Venice, California. ... Testament are an American thrash metal band from California. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Decade of Aggression is a double live album by Slayer and was released in 1991 through Def American Records (later renamed to American Recordings). ...


In May 1992, Lombardo quit the band due to conflicts with other members, as well as arguments over his wish to bring his wife on tour.[20] Lombardo formed his own band Grip Inc, with Voodoocult guitarist Waldemar Sorychta,[21] and Slayer recruited former Forbidden drummer Paul Bostaph to fill his place. Slayer made its debut appearance with Bostaph at the 1992 Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. Bostaph's first studio effort was a medley of three Exploited songs, "War", "UK '82", and "Disorder", with rapper Ice-T, for the Judgment Night movie soundtrack in 1993.[22] Grip Inc. ... Voodoocult was a German thrash metal project formed in 1994 by Phillip Boa, vocalist of the alternative band Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub. ... Waldemar Sorychta is a heavy metal musician and record producer. ... Forbidden was a thrash metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area, part of the Bay Area thrash scene, most popular in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Monsters of Rock was an annual rock music festival in England held every August at the Castle Donington racetrack from 1980–1996 (with the odd exception, and a one-off comeback in 2006). ... , Castle Donington is a village with a population of around 7000 in the North West of Leicestershire, close to Derby and Nottingham and on the edge of the National Forest. ... The Exploited logo skull with the skeletal mohawk cut as seen on the Beat the Bastards album cover The Exploited are a seminal punk rock/thrash group, from the second wave of U.K. punk. ... This article is about the hip-hop emcee. ... The Twilight Zone episode, see Judgment Night. ...


Divine Intervention (1994–1995)

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In 1994 Slayer released Divine Intervention, the band's first record with drummer Bostaph. The record became the band's highest charting at that time, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200.[15] The album featured songs about Reinhard Heydrich, an architect of the Holocaust, and Jeffrey Dahmer, "213" his apartment number where he murdered, raped, and tortured seventeen victims. Other themes included murder, the evils of church, and the lengths to which governments will go to wield power, Araya's interest in serial killers inspired much of the lyrical content.[8][23] Slayer geared up for a world tour in 1995, with openers Biohazard and Machine Head. A video of concert footage, Live Intrusion was released, featuring a joint cover of Venom's "Witching Hour" with Machine Head. Relations between Slayer and Machine Head have since badly deteriorated.[24] Following the tour, Slayer were billed fourth at the 1995 Monsters of Rock festival, headlined by Metallica. Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) and Reichsprotektor (Reich Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia. ... Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer. ... Biohazard was a band originally based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... This article is about the band. ... Live Intrusion is a home video by Slayer which was released in 1995 through American Recordings. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Venom are an English heavy metal band, formed in late 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Monsters of Rock was an annual rock music festival in England held every August at the Castle Donington racetrack from 1980–1996 (with the odd exception, and a one-off comeback in 2006). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


Also in the year 1994, Kerry King had his first and only child, Shyanne Kymberlee King.


Undisputed Attitude (1996–1997)

In 1996, Undisputed Attitude, an album of punk covers, was released. The band covered songs by Minor Threat, T.S.O.L., D.R.I., D.I., Verbal Abuse, Dr. Know and The Stooges. The album featured three original tracks, "Gemini", "Can't Stand You", "Ddamm"; the latter two were written by Hanneman in 1984–1985 for a side project entitled Pap Smear. Bostaph left Slayer shortly after the album's release to work on his own project, The Truth about Seafood. With Bostaph's departure, Slayer recruited Testament drummer Jon Dette, and headlined the 1996 Ozzfest alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Biohazard, Sepultura, and Fear Factory. Dette was fired after a year, due to a fallout with band members; Bostaph returned to continue the tour.[25] Undisputed Attitude is an album of punk covers and three original songs by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band that formed in Washington DC in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. ... TSOL is a hardcore punk band which was formed during 1979 in Long Beach, California. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. ... D.I. is a Southern California punk band featuring ex-Adolescents and Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer on vocals. ... For the band, see Verbal Abuse. ... The Infamous Dr. Know Girl Logo by Jaime Hernandez Dr. Know is a punk band which began as a Nardcore band and now has roots in Los Angeles, CA, They are one of the founding figures of the Nardcore punk movement from Oxnard, CA. The band was started by Kyle... This article is about the rock band. ... Testament are an American thrash metal band from California. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Biohazard was a band originally based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band, formed in 1984. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ...


A lawsuit was brought against the band in 1996, by the parents of Elyse Pahler, who accused the band of encouraging their daughter's murderers through their lyrics.[26] Elyse was drugged, strangled, stabbed, trampled on, and raped as a sacrifice to the devil by three fans of the band.[26] The case was unsealed by the court on May 19, 2000, stating Slayer and related business markets distribute harmful products to teens, encouraging violent acts through their lyrics,[26] and "none of the vicious crimes committed against Elyse Marie Pahler would have occurred without the intentional marketing strategy of the death-metal band Slayer".[27] The lawsuit was dismissed in 2001, for multiple reasons including "principles of free speech, lack of a duty and lack of foreseeability".[28] A second lawsuit was filed by the parents, an amended complaint for damages against Slayer, their label, and other industry and label entities. The lawsuit was dismissed; Judge E. Jeffrey Burke stated "I do not consider Slayer's music obscene, indecent or harmful to minors."[28] Elyse Pahler was a murder victim whose parents sued the heavy metal band Slayer claiming that their music contributed to their daughters death. ... Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family offer sacrifice in gratitude for success against Germanic tribes: contemporary bas-relief, Capitoline Museum, Rome For other uses, see Sacrifice (disambiguation). ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Diabolus in Musica (1998–2000)

Diabolus in Musica (Latin for "The Devil in Music")[29] was released in 1998, and debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200, selling over 46,000 copies.[30] The album received a mixed critical reception and was criticized for adopting characteristics of nu metal music such as tuned down guitars, murky chord structures, and churning beats. Blabbermouth.net reviewer Borijov Krgin described the album as "a feeble attempt at incorporating updated elements into the group's sound, the presence of which elevated the band's efforts somewhat and offered hope that Slayer could refrain from endlessly rehashing their previous material for their future output.",[31] while New York Time's Ben Ratliff had similar sentiments by saying "eight of the 11 songs on Diabolus in Musica, a few of which were played at the show, are in the same gray key".[32] Diabolus in Musica is the eighth album by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ...


The album was the band's first with dropped tuning, as featured on the lead track, "Bitter Peace",(sample ) making use of the musical interval referred to in the Middle Ages as the tritone or Devil's scale.[33] Slayer teamed up with digital hardcore group Atari Teenage Riot to record a song for the Spawn soundtrack titled "No Remorse (I Wanna Die)". The band later paid tribute to Black Sabbath by recording a cover of "Hand of Doom" for the second of two tribute albums, entitled Nativity in Black II. A world tour followed to support the new album, with Slayer making an appearance at the United Kingdom Ozzfest 1998 alongside Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Soulfly, Fear Factory, and Therapy?. Image File history File links Slayer_Bitter_Peace. ... For other uses, see Tritone (disambiguation). ... Digital hardcore is a music genre or style that was first defined by Alec Empire. ... Atari Teenage Riot (abbreviated ATR) was a German Digital hardcore group formed in Berlin in 1992. ... Spawn is a film adaptation of Todd McFarlanes creator-owned Image comic book of the same name. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Nativity in Black is the name of a series of Black Sabbath tribute albums that came out in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Ozzy redirects here. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Soulfly is a heavy metal band formed in 1997. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ... Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. ...


God Hates Us All (2001–2005)

After delays regarding remixing and artwork,[34] including slip covers created to cover the original artwork as it was deemed "too graphic", God Hates Us All was released on September 11, 2001. The band received its first Grammy nomination for the lead track "Disciple", although the Grammy was awarded to Tool, for "Schism".[35] The September 11th attack on America jeopardized the 2001 European tour Tattoo the Planet originally set to feature Pantera, Static X, Biohazard and Vision of Disorder. Dates were canceled or postponed due to flight restrictions, with a majority of bands deciding to withdraw, leaving Slayer and Static X remaining for the European leg of the tour.[36] Pantera, Vision of Disorder and Biohazard were replaced by Cradle of Filth and other bands dependent on location; Amorphis, In Flames, Moonspell, Children of Bodom, and Necrodeath. The Birmingham, England date on the tour though only featured Slayer, Biohazard, Cradle of Filth and Raging Speedhorn due to Static X pulling out over previous commitments, instead playing their scheduled dates in Germany. Drummer Bostaph left Slayer before Christmas in 2001, due to a chronic elbow injury which would hinder his ability to play.[37] Slayer's "God Hates Us All" tour was unfinished so King contacted original drummer Lombardo, and asked if he would like to finish the remainder of the tour. Lombardo accepted the offer, and stayed as a permanent member.[37] God Hates Us All is the eighth studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Static-X are an industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA. Formed in 1994, they are signed to Warner Bros. ... Biohazard was a band originally based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... Vision of Disorder was a metalcore band from Long Island, New York, USA. The bands frenetic and socially aware amalgam of hardcore and thrash metal gained the band a strong underground following before their demise in 2002. ... Cradle of Filth are an extreme metal band formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. ... Amorphis is a Finnish metal band started by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari and Esa Holopainen in 1990. ... In Flames is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in 1990. ... Moonspell is a Portuguese gothic-doom metal band, formed in 1992 and released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before of the release of their first album Wolfheart. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Slayer toured playing Reign in Blood in its entirety throughout the fall of 2003, under the tour banner "Still Reigning". Their playing of the final song "Raining Blood" culminated with the band drenched in a rain of stage blood. Live footage of this was recorded at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, on July 11, 2004 and released on the 2004 DVD Still Reigning. The band also released War at the Warfield and a box set, Soundtrack to the Apocalypse featuring rarities, live CD and DVD performances and various Slayer paraphernalia. Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Raining Blood is the final track from thrash metal band Slayers 1986 album, Reign in Blood. ... Location in Kennebec County, Maine Coordinates: , County Established 1754 Government  - Mayor Roger J. Katz Area  - City 150. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Still Reigning is a home video by Slayer which was released in 2004 through American Recordings. ... War at the Warfield is a home video by Slayer which was released in 2003 through American Recordings. ... Deluxe Edition Ammo box [[Image:{{{Cover}}}|200px|Deluxe Edition Ammo box|200px]] Soundtrack to the Apocalypse is a box set by Slayer with three CDs plus one DVD (Standard Edition) or four CDs plus one DVD (Deluxe Edition). ...


From 2002 to 2004 the band performed over 250 tour dates, headlining major music festivals including H82k2, Summer tour, Ozzfest 2004, the Download Festival and a European tour with Slipknot. While preparing for the Download Festival in England, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was rushed to hospital with a mysterious illness, and was unable to perform.[38] Metallica vocalist James Hetfield searched for volunteers at the last minute to replace Ulrich; Lombardo and Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison volunteered, with Lombardo performing the songs "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen".[38] Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer, main songwriter (with James Hetfield) and co-founder of Metallica. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Nathan Jonas Joey Jordison is an American rock/metal musician. ... [[:Template:Infobox SingBold textle]] Battery is the opening track of Metallicas 1986 album Master of Puppets. ... The Four Horsemen is the second track on Metallicas 1983 album Kill Em All. ...


Christ Illusion (2006–present)

The album Christ Illusion was originally scheduled for release on June 6, 2006, and would be the first album with original drummer Lombardo since 1990's Seasons in the Abyss.[39] However, the band decided to delay the release of the record as they did not want to be among the many, according to King, "half-ass, stupid fucking loser bands" releasing records on June 6,[40] although USA Today reported the idea was thwarted because the band failed to secure sufficient studio recording time.[41] Instead, Slayer released Eternal Pyre on June 6 as a limited-edition EP. Eternal Pyre featured the song "Cult", a live performance of "War Ensemble" in Germany, video footage of the band recording "Cult", and a five minute video of a Slayer fan carving the band's name onto his forearm. Five thousand copies were released and sold exclusively through Hot Topic chain stores, and sold out within hours of release.[42] On June 30, Nuclear Blast Records released a 7" vinyl picture disc version limited to a thousand copies.[43] Christ Illusion is the tenth studio album by Slayer, which was released on August 8, 2006 on American Recordings. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Eternal Pyre is an EP by the thrash metal band Slayer exclusive to Hot Topic chain stores. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... For the Le Tigre song, see Hot Topic (Song). ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ...


Christ Illusion was released on August 8, 2006, and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling over 62,000 copies in its first week.[44] The album became Slayer's highest charting, improving on its previous highest charting album, Divine Intervention, which had debuted at #8. However, despite its high positioning, the album dropped to #44 in the following week.[45] Three weeks after the album's release Slayer were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame for their influence to the heavy metal scene.[46] is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

Slayer performing at The Reading Festival in 2006
Slayer performing at The Reading Festival in 2006

A worldwide tour dubbed The Unholy Alliance, was undertaken to support the new record. The tour was originally set to launch on June 6, but was postponed to June 10, as Araya had to undergo gall bladder surgery.[47] In Flames, Mastodon, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, and Thine Eyes Bleed (featuring Araya's brother, Johnny) were supporting Slayer.[48] The tour made its way through America and Europe and the bands who participated, apart from Thine Eyes Bleed, reunited to perform at Japan's Loud Park Festival on October 15, 2006.[49] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... (See Unholy Alliance disambiguation page for other meanings. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... In Flames is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in 1990. ... For the prehistoric animal, see Mastadon. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band formed in 1990 in Richmond, Virginia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Johnny Araya is the bass player in the metalcore band Thine Eyes Bleed. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The video for the album's first single, "Eyes of the Insane", was released on October 30, 2006.[50] The track was featured on the Saw III soundtrack, and won a Grammy-award for "Best Metal Performance" at the 49th Grammy Awards, although the band were unable to attend due to touring obligations.[51] A week later, the band visited the 52nd Services Squadron located on the Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base in Germany to meet and play a show. This was the first visit ever to a military base for the band.[52] The band made its first network TV appearance on the show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 19, playing the song "Eyes of the Insane", and four additional songs for fans after the show (although footage from "Jihad" was cut due to its controversial lyrical themes).[53] Slayer toured Australia and New Zealand in April with Mastodon, and appeared at the Download Festival, Rock Am Ring,[54] and a Summer tour with Marilyn Manson and Bleeding Through.[55] Eyes of the Insane is a 2006 single by American thrash metal band Slayer, taken from their 2006 album Christ Illusion. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saw III is the third installment in the Saw series. ... The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an Emmy-nominated American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) is a rock music festival held annually in Germany at the Nürburgring racetrack. ... Marilyn Manson is an American metal band based in Los Angeles, California. ... Bleeding Through is anya American metalcore band from Orange County, California, formed in 1999. ...


The band released a special edition of Christ Illusion, which featured new cover art and bonus track, "Final Six", which was given a Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance". This is the band's second consecutive award in that category. In an interview with Worcester magazine, Araya states uncertainty with the future of the band, and that he could not see himself continuing the career at a later age. Araya also stated that when the band finished their next record, which will be the final one in their contract, the band would have to "sit down and discuss the future.".[56] In an interview with Yebo TV, Hanneman stated he has begun writing three songs for the next album.[57] Author Joel McIver has completed a 400-page hardback Slayer biography titled The Bloody Reign of Slayer, which was made available on June 9, 2008.[58] Slayer, along with Trivium and Mastodon, will team up for a European tour titled The Unholy Alliance: Chapter III, throughout October and November of 2008.[59] Christ Illusion is the tenth studio album by Slayer, which was released on August 8, 2006 on American Recordings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The tenth studio album of all original material by Slayer will be recorded in early 2008 and released later that year. ... [Joel McIver] is a British author specialising in music and film. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Influence

Slayer is credited as one of the "Big four" thrash metal bands along with Megadeth, Anthrax and Metallica, all of which rose to fame in the early 1980s.[1] Between these bands, Slayer represent the most extreme solution and they have had a great influence on thrash and death metal scenes.[60] Many groups of these genres made many tribute discs in their honour, like Slatanic Slaughter 1 & 2 and Gateway to Hell. Slayer seems to have influenced also on many modern hardcore punk bands. Many of them made a tribute called "Covered in Blood", which contain covers of all Reign in Blood songs. "Their downtuned rhythms, infectious guitar licks, graphically violent lyrics and grisly artwork set the standard for dozens of emerging thrash bands." and "Slayer's music was directly responsible for the rise of death metal" states MTV, ranking Slayer as the sixth "greatest metal band of all time,"[14] also ranking number 50 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[61] Hanneman and King ranked number 10 in Guitar World's "100 greatest metal guitarists of all time" in 2004,[62] and were voted "Best Guitarist/Guitar Team" in Revolver's reader's poll. Lombardo was also voted "Best Drummer" and the band entered the top five in the categories "Best Band Ever," "Best Live Band," "Album of the Year" (for Christ Illusion), and "Band of the Year."[63] Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Hardcore Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... This is a hard rock magazine that comes out every month. ...


The band's 1986 release, Reign in Blood has been an influence to extreme and thrash metal bands since its release. The album was hailed the "heaviest album of all time" by Kerrang! Magazine,[3] a "genre-definer" by Stylus Magazine,[64] and a "stone-cold classic upon its release" by All Music Guide.[65] In 2006 it was named the best metal album of the last 20 years by Metal Hammer.[66] Richard Christy, former member of Death was blown away by Dave's performance on the album Reign in Blood,[67] as was Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz.[68] The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the online music and film magazine. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Metal Hammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro by a different publisher. ... Richard Christy (born Thomas Richard Christy on April 1, 1974) is an American drummer, comedian, actor, and radio personality who currently works for The Howard Stern Show. ... Death was an influential American death metal band founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner, and dissolved in 2001. ... Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band founded in 1988. ... Paul Mazurkiewicz is the drummer of Cannibal Corpse, and one of two remaining original members, the other being bassist Alex Webster. ...


Drummer Lombardo has been an influence on many modern metal drummers including Ray Herrera of Fear Factory,[69] Pete Sandoval of Morbid Angel,[70] Bård Faust (ex Emperor and now of Blood Tsunami)[71] former Cradle of Filth drummer Adrian Erlandsson,[72] and Krisiun drummer Max Kolesne.[73] Patrick Grün of Caliban's inspiration to play drums came from Lombardo,[74] with Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall inspired by Lombardo's double bass, utilizing double bass when starting his own music career.[75] Raymond Herrera being interviewed at the 2006 Wacken Open Air Raymond Herrera (born Monday, December 18, 1972), is a drummer and one of the original members of the Industrial/Death metal band Fear Factory. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ... Pete Sandoval is a noted drummer in the extreme metal world. ... Morbid Angel is a Florida-based death metal band assembled in 1983. ... BÃ¥rd G. Faust Eithun (born: 21 April 1974) is a Norwegian drummer. ... An emperorrefers to Nick Herringshaw, a title, empress may only indicate the wife of an emperor (empress consort. ... Blood Tsunami is a Norwegian Death / Thrash metal band. ... Cradle of Filth are an extreme metal band formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. ... Adrian Erlandsson is a Swedish heavy metal drummer, who currently plays in Needleye and with his wife in Nemhain. ... Krisiun is a Technical Brutal Death metal band from Brazil, formed in 1990 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. ... Max Kolesne is a talented death metal drummer and plays in the Brazilian death metal band Krisiun. ... Caliban are a five-piece metalcore band from Germany. ... Jason Bittner (born January 11, 1970 in Colonie, New York) is a Drummer who played in the hardcore band Stigmata and death metal band Burning Human from Troy, New York in the 90s before joining Shadows Fall in the early 2000s. ... Shadows Fall is an American heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1996. ...


Style

Early works were praised for their "breakneck speed and instrumental prowess," combining the structure of hardcore tempos and speed metal the band released fast, aggressive material.[1] The album Reign in Blood is the band's fastest, performed at an average of 250 beats per minute. Even now, very few bands can approach this speed.[76] The album Diabolus in Musica was the band's first with drop D tuning, God Hates Us All the first with C# tuning.[77] All Music Guide cited the album as "abandoning the extravagancies and accessibility of their late-'80s/early-'90s work and returning to perfect the raw approach",[78] with some fans labeling it nu metal.[79] Hardcore Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... Beats per minute (bpm) is a unit typically used as either a measure of tempo in music, or a measure of ones heart rate. ... Diabolus in Musica is the eighth album by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dropped D tuning: DADGBe, also known as simply as Drop D, is a guitar tuning style in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned down a whole tone (dropped) to D rather than E as in standard tuning (EADGBe). ... God Hates Us All is the eighth studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ...


Hanneman’s and King’s dual guitar solos have been called "wildly chaotic,"[1] and "twisted genius."[80] Drummer Lombardo uses two bass drums, instead of the double kick which is used on a single bass drum. Lombardo's speed and aggression earned him the title of the “godfather of double bass” by Drummerworld.[5] Lombardo states his reasons for using two bass drums: "When you hit the bass drum the head is still resonating. When you hit it in the same place right after that you kinda get a 'slapback' from the bass drum head hitting the other pedal. You're not letting them breathe." When playing the double bass Lombardo uses the "heel-up" technique.[81] The guitar is often used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment to a voice or other instrument, or is used as an integral part of an ensemble. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ...


Writing lyrics and music

Hanneman, King and Araya contribute to the band's lyrics, and Lombardo, King and Hanneman create the music, with assistance from Araya.[4] Araya's first contribution to lyrical content was 1988's South of Heaven, forming a lyric writing partnership with Hanneman, which can overshadow the creative input of King.[2] Hanneman states writing lyrics and music is a "free for all"; "It’s all just whoever comes up with what. Sometimes I’ll be more on a roll and I’ll have more stuff, same with Kerry — it’s whoever's hot, really. Anybody can write anything; if it’s good we use it, if not we don’t."[4]


When writing new material the band writes the music before incorporating lyrics. King or Hanneman will use a 24-track and drum machine to show band members the riff they have created, and to get their opinion. Either King, Hanneman or Lombardo will mention if any alterations can be made. The band will play the riff to get the basic song structure, and figure out where the lyrics and solos will be placed.[4] The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ...


Hanneman, King and Arya tend to have different Lyrical influences. Hanneman's lyrics deal with nazi's and other similar topics. King's lyrics are generally just very anti-religious. Arya's lyrics usually deal with less controversial topics then Jeff and Kerry such as serial killers and warfare.


Controversy

Slayer has been accused of holding Nazi sympathies, due to the band's eagle logo bearing resemblance to the Eagle atop swastika, and the lyrics of "Angel of Death".[82] The lyrics of "Angel of Death" were inspired by the acts of Josef Mengele,[4] the doctor who conducted human experiments on Jewish and Gypsy prisoners during World War II at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and was dubbed the "Angel of Death" by inmates.[83] Throughout their career, the band members were asked about these accusations, and have stated numerous times they do not condone Nazism, and are merely interested in the subject.[84] Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into swastika. ... Josef Mengele, the SS physician whose acts during WWII inspired the lyrics of Angel of Death Angel of Death is the opening track on the American thrash metal band Slayers 1986 album Reign in Blood. ... Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911– February 7, 1979) was a German SS officer and a physician in the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. ... Human experimentation involves medical experiments performed on human beings. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Look up Gypsy, gypsy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Auschwitz (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was the largest of the Nazi German concentration camps. ...


Slayer's cover of Minor Threat's "Guilty of Being White" raised questions about a possible message of white supremacy in the band's music. The controversy surrounding the cover involved the changing of the refrain "guilty of being white" to "guilty of being right," at the song's ending. This incensed Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye, who stated "that is so offensive to me."[85] King said it was changed for "tongue-in-cheek" humor as he thought the racism at the time was "ridiculous".[86] Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band that formed in Washington DC in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. ... White supremacy is a racist ideology which holds the belief that white people are superior to other races. ... Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (pronounced ), born April 16, 1962), is an American singer and guitarist. ...


In a 2004 interview with Araya, when asked, "Did critics realize you were wallowing in parody?", Araya replied, "No. People thought we were serious!...back then you had that PMRC, who literally took everything to heart, when in actuality you're trying to create an image. You're trying to scare people on purpose".[87] Araya also denied rumors that Slayer members are Satanists, but they find the subject of Satanism interesting and "we are all on this planet to learn and experience".[84] The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... Satanism is a religious or philosophical movement centered around Satan or another entity identified with Satan, or centered around the forces of nature, particularly human nature, represented by Satan as an archetype. ...

The cover of Christ Illusion depicted Jesus mutilated in a sea of blood. The artwork was deemed too graphic and offensive toward Christian groups in India which resulted in protests, and as a result EMI India banned the album and destroyed all stock.

The song "Jihad" of the album Christ Illusion sparked controversy among families of the September 11 victims.[88] The song deals with the attack from the perspective of a religious terrorist. The band stated the song is spoken through perspective without being sympathetic to the cause, and supports neither side.[88] Seventeen bus benches promoting the album in Fullerton, California were deemed offensive by city officials. They felt the Antichrist and skull were inappropriate, and felt the name "Slayer" pertains to a murderer. City officials contacted the band's record label and demanded that the ads be removed.[89] All seventeen benches were removed.[90] Image File history File links Slayer_-_Christ_Illusion. ... Image File history File links Slayer_-_Christ_Illusion. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... Mutilation or maiming is an act or physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of the (human) body, usually causing death. ... For other uses, see Blood (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Fullerton within Orange County, California, U.S. Coordinates: , Country State County Orange Government  - Mayor Shawn Nelson Area  - City  22. ...


In India, the album was recalled by EMI India after protests with Christian religious groups due to the nature of the graphic artwork. The album cover was designed by Slayer's longtime collaborator Larry Carroll and features Christ in a "sea of despair", while having amputated arms, missing an eye, while standing in a sea of blood with severed heads.[91] Joseph Dias of the Mumbai Christian group Catholic Secular Forum in India took "strong exception" to the original album artwork, and issued a memorandum to Mumbai's police commissioner in protest.[92] On October 11, 2006 EMI announced that all stocks had been destroyed, noting it had no plans to re-release the record in India in the future.[91] For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Reign in Blood, 1986 Larry Carroll is an artist who has worked for The Progressive, The Village Voice and the New York Times drawing political illustrations. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"I know that Tom and Dave both are religious people. Just goes to show you that grown people can be in the same band and have very different views." [93]


Band members

For more details on this topic, see Slayer band members.

The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Slayer, from the groups inception in 1981 until the present. ...

Current members

Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ...

Former members

Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ... Tony Scaglione is a thrash metal drummer. ...

Discography

Main article: Slayer discography

The Reign In Blood album cover The discography for the American heavy metal band Slayer. ... Show No Mercy is the debut album by the thrash metal band Slayer, which was released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. ... Hell Awaits (1985) was the second full-length album by Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Slayer. ... Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Diabolus in Musica is the eighth album by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... God Hates Us All is the eighth studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Christ Illusion is the tenth studio album by Slayer, which was released on August 8, 2006 on American Recordings. ... The tenth studio album of all original material by Slayer will be recorded in early 2008 and released later that year. ...

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