Slayer at 2007
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.
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 | change source]
Current members[change | change source]
- Tom Araya – Lead vocals, bass (1981–present)
- Kerry King – Guitar (1981–present)
- Paul Bostaph – Drums (1992–1996, 1997–2001, 2013–present)
- Gary Holt – Guitar (2011–present)
Former members[change | change source]
- Jeff Hanneman – Guitar (1981–2013)
- Dave Lombardo – Drums (1981–1986, 1987–1992, 2001–2013)
- Tony Scaglione – Drums (1986–1987)
- Jon Dette – Drums (1996–1997, 2013)
Discography[change | change source]
Albums[change | change 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)
- Repentless (2015)
References[change | change 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.
- "Slayer Reveal Repentless Album Cover; Likely To Offend Christians". Metal Injection. http://www.metalinjection.net/sick-art/slayer-reveal-repentless-album-cover-likely-to-offend-christians. Retrieved 2015-8-16.