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Slayer, The Fields of Rock, 2007.jpg
Slayer at 2007
Background information
Origin Huntington Beach, California, United States
Genres Thrash metal
Speed metal
Heavy metal
Extreme metal
Years active since 1981
Members Tom Araya
Jeff Hanneman
Kerry King
Dave Lombardo
Past members Paul Bostaph
Jeff Hanneman

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 nine 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

Current members

Former members




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