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Encyclopedia > South of Heaven
South of Heaven
South of Heaven cover
Studio album by Slayer
Released July 5, 1988
Recorded Los Angeles, California, 1987
Genre Thrash metal
Length 37:14
Label Def Jam Records
Producer(s) Slayer
Rick Rubin
Professional reviews
Slayer chronology
Reign in Blood
(1986)
South of Heaven
(1988)
Seasons in the Abyss
(1990)
Back cover
Back cover

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This album marked a deliberate departure from Slayer's previous albums, with slower songs, a more melodic vocal style, spoken word vocals on "Mandatory Suicide" and even clean guitars on "Spill The Blood". Slayer have stated that this was the only album that they planned out in advance—they felt that they could not outdo the speed of Reign in Blood. Reign in Blood  is an album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music) through Def Jam Records (later re-released on Rubins Def American/American Recordings). ...


The album faced vocal opposition by many of their fans, though the album is not a complete departure from their previous sound, featuring songs as fast as any they had previously released, such as the anti-abortion "Silent Scream," which alienated some fans.


The intro to the song "Ghosts of War" is a musical reprise of the end of the song "Chemical Warfare", from the Haunting the Chapel EP, one of their most popular songs among fans and a staple of their live shows. Haunting The Chapel is an EP by the thrash metal band Slayer. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "South of Heaven" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: Hanneman) – 5:00
  2. "Silent Scream" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: Hanneman/King) – 3:13
  3. "Live Undead" (Lyrics: Araya/King)(Music: Hanneman) – 3:58
  4. "Behind the Crooked Cross" (Lyrics & Music: Hanneman) – 3:12
  5. "Mandatory Suicide" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: Hanneman/King) – 4:03
  6. "Ghosts of War" (Lyrics: King) (Music: Hanneman/King) – 4:00
  7. "Read between the Lies" (Lyrics: Araya/King) (Music: Hanneman) – 3:21
  8. "Cleanse the Soul" (Lyrics: Araya/King) (Music: Hanneman) – 3:01
  9. "Dissident Aggressor" (Judas Priest) – 2:34
  10. "Spill the Blood" (Lyrics & Music: Hanneman) – 4:48

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Credits

Music sample:

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Chart position

Album

Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 57
Slayer
Tom Araya | Jeff Hanneman | Kerry King | Dave Lombardo

Tony Scaglione | Paul Bostaph | Jon Dette
Slayer is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1982 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Tom Araya (born as Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is best known as the vocalist and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... 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. ... Lombardo (second left) with Slayer on the back cover of their 1988 album South of Heaven. ... 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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South is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points.
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South of Heaven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (273 words)
South of Heaven is an album by thrash metal band Slayer.
The intro to the song "Ghosts of War" is a musical reprise of the end of the song "Chemical Warfare", from the Haunting the Chapel EP, one of their most popular songs among fans and a staple of their live shows.
South of Heaven is now, along with Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood and Seasons in the Abyss, considered to be a classic metal album.
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