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Widely regarded as the ultimate thrash metal band, Slayer did much to introduce and establish the genre throughout the 1980s, alongside fellow Los Angeles natives Metal-lica and Megadeth, and New York’s Anthrax — collectively known as the Big Four. As the most extreme and lyrically controversial member of that exclusive musical club, Slayer at first attracted a relatively modest (but devout) fan base until breaking through to a broader audience with their monumental third album, 1986’s ‘Reign in Blood.’ The band proceeded to consolidate its dominant place in the heavy metal pantheon over the second half of that decade; and, unlike most peers, refused to alter its core sound throughout the more challenging 1990s. As the third millennium dawned, Slayer read-mitted original drummer Dave Lombardo and enjoyed a renewed period of recording and touring prosperity, leading up to 2013 and the drummer’s latest departure, just months prior to the shocking death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Nevertheless, remaining founding members, Kerry King (guitar) and Tom Araya (vocals/bass) show no signs of retiring Slayer, which is now rounded out by former Exodus guitarist Gary Holt and returning drummer Paul Bostaph.

Selected Discography: ‘Reign in Blood’ (1986), ‘South of Heaven’ (1988), ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ (1990),  ‘God Hates Us All’ (2001) Related Artists: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph, Further Reading: You Think You Know Slayer; Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, 1964-2013 Read More: Slayer News

Slayer Offer Tickets To Fan Who Spoofed Matthew McConaughey Car Commercial

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A Slayer fan's video that spoofs a Matthew McConaughey Lincoln car commercial landed him tickets to one of the band's upcoming shows.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Gives Tour of His Snake Warehouse

Kerry King Snakes

Slayer guitarist Kerry King gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at his Psychotic Exotics’ reptile house and herpetology nursery.

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Fan Spoofs Matthew McConaughey Spot to Raise Funds for Slayer Concert Tickets

Slayer Spoof
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Need Slayer tickets? One enterprising fan has shot a spoof of a Matthew McConaughey commercial to try to raise funds for a concert ticket.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Interviewed by Prince Paul on ‘Scion AV All Purpose Show’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Kerry King
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Slayer guitarist Kerry King offers an album update and reflects on recording with the Beastie Boys in this interview with the Scion AV All Purpose Show.'

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Slayer’s Paul Bostaph: I’m a Little Tired of Hearing Dave Lombardo’s Side of the Story

Paul Bostaph / Dave Lombardo
Bryan Bedder / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has been taking shots at his former band lately via a series of interviews.

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Sock Puppet Band Turns Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ Into ‘Raining Bleach’

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Having formed the ultimate Slayer cover band, Stayner, (get it?) these socks jam a parody version of the immortal 'Raining Blood.'

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Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death’ Gets Blistering Banjo Cover by Rob Scallon

Rob Scallon Slayer's 'Angel of Death'
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This type of fret-melting dexterity shouldn't even be possible on the banjo, but our jaws have been dropped yet again.

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Dave Lombardo Is ‘F—ing Sick and Tired’ of Answering ‘Redundant’ Slayer Question

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dave Lombardo has finally had enough of answering questions about a certain Slayer topic.

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Dave Lombardo on New Slayer Disc: ‘You Might as Well Just Pick Up the Last Album’

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Dave Lombardo degraded Slayer's new album by saying, "If you wanna listen to this album, you might as well just pick up the last album. It's nothing new."

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Slayer Inspired Scion To Be Unveiled at November Car Show

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Scion

Slayer are taking things to the next level with a vehicle inspired by the band.

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