Slayer (USA) // Information

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame with its 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the "big 4" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Megadeth, & Anthrax. Since its debut album in 1983, the band has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, a box set, six music videos, two extended plays and a cover album.
Slayer's musical style involves fast tremolo picking, double bass drumming, riffs in irregular scales and shouted vocals. In the original line-up, King, Hanneman, and lead vocalist/bassist Tom Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and all of the band's music was written by King and Hanneman. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as murder, serial killers, necrophilia, torture, genocide, human experimentation, Satanism, hate crimes, terrorism, religion, antireligion, Nazism, and warfare, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits, and criticism from religious groups and the public.
(Source/Quelle Wikipedia)

• Show No Mercy (1983)
• Hell Awaits (1985)
• Reign in Blood (1986)
• South of Heaven (1988)
• Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
• Divine Intervention (1994)
• Undisputed Attitude (1996)
• Diabolus in Musica (1998)
• God Hates Us All (2001)
• Christ Illusion (2006)
• World Painted Blood (2009)
• Repentless (2015)

Current members
• Tom Araya – vocals, bass (1981–present)
• Kerry King – guitar (1981–present)
• Paul Bostaph – drums, percussion (1992–1996, 1997–2001, 2013–present)
• Gary Holt – guitar (2013–present; touring member 2011–2013)

Former members
• Jeff Hanneman – guitar (1981–2013; died 2013) RIP
• Dave Lombardo – drums, percussion (1981–1986, 1987–1992, 2001–2013)
• Jon Dette – drums, percussion (1996–1997; touring member 2013)

Session/touring members
• Tony Scaglione – drums, percussion (1986–1987)
• Pat O'Brien – guitar (2011)

Latest Objects

T-Shirt: Undisputed Attitude
Add on 2020-12-31 20:30

T-Shirt: Repentless
Add on 2020-12-11 16:38

T-Shirt: Reign In Blood
Add on 2020-12-01 20:15

T-Shirt: Seasons In The Abyss
Add on 2020-11-20 19:33

T-Shirt: Live Undead
Add on 2020-08-08 02:35


Genre: Metal
Founded: 1981
Status: Active
Country: USA
Top-Release: Reign In Blood
Links: Wikipedia, Wikipedia Tour History
Owner: Redwater