Divine Intervention

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Divine Intervention
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1994
Recorded1994 at Oceanway, in Los Angeles, California, and Sound City in Van Nuys, California
GenreThrash metal
ProducerRick Rubin (exec.)
Toby Wright
Slayer chronology
''Seasons in the Abyss
Divine Intervention ''Undisputed Attitude

Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American thrash metal band, Slayer. Divine Intervention was released on September 27, 1994 through American Recordings.[1] Many of the song were inspired by television shows. The songs were also inspired by other things, like Rush Limbaugh, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and vocalist Tom Araya's wife. Araya said that the album "came out of the past four years of hating life."[2]

The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200.[3] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

It is the first album to feature drummer Paul Bostaph, who replaced Slayer's original drummer Dave Lombardo.

Songs[change | change source]

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Killing Fields"  Tom ArayaKerry King 3:57
2. "Sex. Murder. Art."  ArayaKing 1:50
3. "Fictional Reality"  KingKing 3:38
4. "Dittohead"  KingKing 2:31
5. "Divine Intervention"  Araya, Hanneman, King, Paul BostaphJeff Hanneman, King 5:33
6. "Circle of Beliefs"  KingKing 4:30
7. "SS-3"  HannemanHanneman, King 4:07
8. "Serenity in Murder"  ArayaHanneman, King 2:36
9. "213"  ArayaHanneman 4:52
10. "Mind Control"  Araya, KingHanneman, King 3:04

References[change | change source]

  1. "Divine Intervention - Slayer - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-3-12. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Vocalist Sings the Praises for`Divine Intervention'". Deseret News. Retrieved 2015-3-12. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-12. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Gold & Platinum: Slayer". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-3-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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