Slayer

Slayer was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, bassist and vocalist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo. The group began by playing cover songs by bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest at parties and clubs in Southern California. The bands early image relied heavily on Satanic themes that featured pentagrams, make-up, spikes, and inverted crosses.Rumors that the band was originally […]

Slayer – South of Heaven

Slayer – South of Heaven   South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on July 5, 1988, the album was the band’s second collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose production skills on Slayer’s previous album Reign in Blood had helped the band’s sound evolve. South of […]

Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released on October 9, 1990.  It was the band’s last studio album to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo until 2006’s Christ Illusion. The musical style of the album is similar and was […]

Slayer – Hell Awaits

Slayer – Hell Awaits Hell Awaits is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in 1985. The band’s previous release, Show No Mercy, became Metal Blade Records’ highest selling release. Lyrical themes on Hell Awaits include hell and Satan, as their debut. The intro of the first track “Hell Awaits” played […]

Slayer – Show No Mercy

Slayer – Show No Mercy Show No Mercy is the debut studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in December 1983. Brian Slagel signed the band to Metal Blade after watching the band perform the song “Phantom of the Opera” by Iron Maiden. The band self-financed their debut album, combining the savings of […]