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Slayer at 2007
Background information
Origin Huntington Beach,
California, United States
Genres Thrash metal
Speed metal
Heavy metal
Extreme metal
Years active since 1981
Tom Araya
Kerry King
Gary Holt
Paul Bostaph
Past members
Jeff Hanneman
Dave Lombardo
Tony Scaglione
Jon Dette

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.[1]

Slayer's music is a fast and very mean heavy metal style. The words to the band's talk about murderers, Satan, religion and war.

Slayer has released ten 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 | change source]

Current members[change | change source]

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]

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