Band Photo: Slayer (?)
From: Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
The thrash metal sound of Slayer was formed in Huntington Beach, CA in 1982. Comprising Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums), they made their debut in 1983, with a track on the compilation Metal Massacre III. After that the rest has been history. The band played at breakneck speed with amazing technical precision, but the intricacies of detail were lost in a muddy production. Araya's lyrics dealt with death, carnage, Satanism and torture, but were reduced to an indecipherable guttural howl. But this chaos called music is what set the ways for Slayer and many bands to follow.
Through the years, Slayer has been hit with much controversy over their lyrics, including lawsuits. But through the years Slayer has managed to build a following from coast to coast. Slayer has played such tours as Monsters of Rock, Ozzfest, and recently toured the U.S. co-headling with Pantera.
Now almost 20 years later, Slayer is still playing just as hard as ever. Will Slayer ever stop? Not likely, considering they are keeping up with thrash bands half their age, after all they did start it!
- 16 Slayer Releases
- 4 Staff reviews
- 0 User reviews (coming soon)
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"In the face of Hanneman's death, Slayer responds with its best album in decades."
Slayer - "Atrocity Vendor"
"A real contender for album of the year, and Slayer's best album in a long time."
"You'll have to figure out if on balance, you like most of the artists and styles."
Slayer - "Christ Illusion (limited edition)"
Slayer - "Christ Illusion"
"Eternal Pyre is little more than a teaser for the upcoming 'Christ Illusion,' but a good one at that."
Slayer - "God Hates Us All"
Slayer - "Diabolus In Musica"
Slayer - "Divine Intervention"
Slayer - "Seasons In The Abyss"
Slayer - "South Of Heaven"
Slayer - "Reign Of Blood"
Slayer - "Hell Awaits"
Slayer - "Show No Mercy"
Slayer - "Hate Worldwide"