Slayer (US thrash metal band)

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Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo. Slayer rose to fame with its 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the "big four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Since its debut album in 1983, the band has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, a box set, six music videos, two extended plays and a cover album. Four of the band's studio albums have received gold certification in the United States. The band has received five Grammy nominations, winning one in 2007 for the song "Eyes of the Insane", and one in 2008 for the song "Final Six" (both from 2006's Christ Illusion). Slayer has also played at several music festivals worldwide, including Unholy Alliance, Download and Ozzfest.

Slayer's musical style involves fast tremolo picking, double bass drumming, riffs in irregular scales and shouted vocals. In the original line-up, King, Hanneman, and lead vocalist/bassist Tom Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and all of the band's music was written by King, Hanneman and Lombardo. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as murder, serial killers, necrophilia, torture, genocide, human experimentation, Satanism, hate crimes, terrorism, religion, antireligion, Nazism, and warfare, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits, and criticism from religious groups and the public. However, its music has been highly influential, often being cited by many bands as an influence musically, visually, and lyrically. Between 1991 and 2013, the band sold 4.9 million albums in the United States.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Show No Mercy Slayer 4.4 21
1985 Hell Awaits Slayer 4.75 12
1986 Reign in Blood Slayer 4.65 18
1988 South of Heaven Slayer 4.35 9
1990 Seasons in the Abyss Slayer 4.75 13
1994 Divine Intervention Slayer 3 19
1996 Undisputed Attitude Slayer 3 7
1998 Diabolus in Musica Slayer 3 9
1998 Seasons in the Abyss / Reign in Blood Slayer 5 1
2001 God Hates Us All Slayer 3.5 9
2006 Christ Illusion Slayer 3.65 9
2006 ’Til Death Do Us Part… Slayer 1
2009 World Painted Blood Slayer 5 5
2013 B-Sides & Rarities Slayer 1
2015 Repentless Slayer 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Soundtrack to the Apocalypse Slayer 3

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Live Undead / Haunting the Chapel Slayer 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Live Undead Slayer 4 9
1985 Violent Brains Slayer 1
1985 Church of Slayton Slayer 2
1985 Captors of Sin Slayer 2
1991 Decade of Aggression: Live Slayer 4.65 10
1991 Praise of Death Slayer 1
1992 1991-11-22: Dance of the Dead, Paris, France Slayer 1
1992 Devil's Disciples Slayer 1
1994 From the Mixing Desk 1994 Slayer 1
1995 1994-11-09: Spirits in Black: London, UK Slayer 1
1998 Back in the Game Slayer 1
2001 2001-09-22: Darkness of Christ: Böblingen, Germany Slayer 1
2003 War at the Warfield Slayer 1
2003 War at the Warfield (live 2003) Slayer 1
2004 Spitting Poison Slayer 1
2004 Still Reigning Slayer 1
2009 Rips Up Waldrock Slayer 1
2010 The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax 3
1985-06-02: Obscure and Obscene: Luttenberg, The Netherlands Slayer 1
1992-08-22: Angel of Death: Monsters of Rock: Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK Slayer 1
1992-08-22: Devil's Disciples: Monsters of Rock: Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK Slayer 1
1998-06-25: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark Slayer 1
2007-06-02: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany Slayer 1
2010-08-20: UIC Pavillion, Chicago, IL Slayer 1
2010-10-14: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana Slayer 1
2011-04-11: Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland Slayer 1
2012-06-20: Arena Moscow, Moscow, Russia Slayer 1
2013-02-24: Soundwave Sydney, Australia Slayer 1
Slaughter in the North Slayer 1
The Sickness Within Slayer 1
Wardance Slayer 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Mandatory Suicide Slayer 1
1990 Seasons in the Abyss Slayer 3
1995 Serenity in Murder: Divine Live! Slayer 1
1995 Serenity in Murder Slayer 4
1998 Stain of Mind Slayer 1
2001 God Send Death Slayer 1
2006 Eyes of the Insane Slayer 1
2009 Hate Worldwide Slayer 1
2010 World Painted Blood / Atrocity Vendor Slayer 1
2015 When the Stillness Comes Slayer 1
2015 Repentless Slayer 1
2015 Cast the First Stone Slayer 1
2016 You Against You Slayer 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Haunting the Chapel Slayer 5 6
1998 Stain of Mind + 4 Live Tracks Slayer 1
2006 Eternal Pyre Slayer 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Live Intrusion Slayer 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Nocturnal Spectre (rehearsal) Slayer 1
2013 Seeds of Horror Slayer 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Ubernoise: The Interview Slayer 1

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