We've compiled 20 obscure facts about legendary metal band Slayer.
Thanks to a career that now spans nearly five decades, an estimated 70 million albums sold around the world, and more timeless songs than you can shake a crucifix at, Black Sabbath have certainly earned their standing as the godfathers of heavy metal. But even one of rock’s most notorious and newswort
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When Switzerland’s Celtic Frost unleashed ‘Morbid Tales’ in 1984, there was no way of anticipating the massive influence it would exert upon the evolution of European thrash, death and black metal — especially since that influence actually kept on gaining strength in the 1990s and into the new millennium
This January marks the 30th anniversary since the release of Anthrax’s debut album, ‘Fistful of Metal,’ which was obviously one of very first bona fide thrash metal LPs, arriving right on the coattails of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘em All,’ Slayer’s ‘Show no Mercy,’ and other, lesser-known nuggets like Exciter’s ‘Heavy Metal Maniac.’
For all intents and purposes, thrash metal is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013. Yes, as nebulous as rock 'n' roll history can be when it comes to dating broad-ranging musical developments, we can confidently point to 1983 as the year when sporadic 'speed metal' displays coalesced into the true definition of thrash metal
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