SlayerUS thrash metal band. Formed 1981. Disbanded 30 November 2019
Slayer Biography (Wikipedia)
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman and vocalist and bassist Tom Araya. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's current lineup comprises King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Hanneman and drummers Dave Lombardo and Jon Dette are former members of the band.
In the original lineup, King, Hanneman and Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and all of the band's music was written by King and Hanneman. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as murder, serial killers, torture, genocide, human experimentation, Satanism, hate crimes, terrorism, religion, antireligion, Nazism and war, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups and factions of the general public. However, its music has been highly influential, often being cited by many bands as an influence musically, visually and lyrically; the band's third album, Reign in Blood (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums.
- Tom and Kerry from Slayer chat to Danhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sp7gb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sp7gb.jpg2015-06-01T12:04:00.000ZTom Araya and Kerry King from Slayer join Dan for the Radio 1 Rock Show to chat about the band's newest album, Repentless.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02sp7jb
Tom and Kerry from Slayer chat to Dan