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1981 / Present


Slayer is a thrash metal band from US, formed in 1981. The band was founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. The band was credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth.

Slayer's musical traits involve fast tremolo picking, guitar solos, double bass drumming, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as death, deviants, suicide, genocide, necrophilia, insanity, Nazism, religion, Satanism, serial killers, and warfare have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the general public. Slayer is best known for speaking through perspective without being necessarily sympathetic to the cause of their inspiration.

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Tom Araya
since 1981 Bass, Lead vocal
Kerry King
since 1981 Guitar
Jeff Hanneman
since 1981 till 2013 Guitar
Dave Lombardo
since 1981 till 1986 Drum set
since 1987 till 1992 Drum set
since 2001 till 2013 Drum set
Paul Bostaph
since 1992 till 1996 Drum set
since 1997 till 2001 Drum set
since 2013 Drum set
Gary Holt
since 2011 till 2013 Guitar
since 2013 Guitar
Jon Dette
since 1996 till 1997 Drum set
since 2013 till 2013 Drum set
Tony Scaglione
since 1986 till 1987 Drum set
Pat Magrath
Drum set
Pat O'Brien
since 2011 till 2011 Guitar

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