Slayer at 2007
|Origin||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Years active||since 1981|
Slayer is an American thrash metal band that began in California in 1981. The band was started by two guitarists named Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Along with Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth, Slayer is known as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal music.
Slayer has released nine studio albums, two live albums and a box set.
The band has been the top band at many large music festivals around the world and their music has been added to many video games.
Band members[change | edit source]
Current members[change | edit source]
- Tom Araya – bass, lead vocals (1981–present)
- Kerry King – guitar (1981–present)
- Dave Lombardo – drums (1981–1986, 1987–1992, 2001–present)
Former members[change | edit source]
- Jeff Hanneman – guitar (1981–2013)
- Paul Bostaph – drums (1992–1996, 1997–2001)
- Jon Dette – drums (1996–1997)
- Tony Scaglione – drums (1986–1987)
Discography[change | edit source]
Albums[change | edit source]
- 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)
- TBA (2014)
References[change | edit source]
- Lee, Cosmo (2007-05-07). "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal". Stylus. http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/movie_review/get-thrashed-the-story-of-thrash-metal.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
- "Slayer Forge On After Jeff Hanneman's Death". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slayer-forge-on-after-jeff-hannemans-death-20131107. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
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