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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.

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Slayer Announce Release Details for 11th Album ‘Repentless’

The long-awaited follow-up to 2009's World Painted Blood will be called Repentless and will hit shelves on Sept. 11.

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Kerry King Car Show
Loudwire

Day in the Life: Kerry King + Scion’s Slayer Car – Exclusive Video

We had the chance to check out the one-of-a-kind Slayer car from Scion and roam the auto show floor with Kerry King to see some amazing cars.

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Remembering Dio Kerry King
Loudwire

Remembering Dio: Slayer’s Kerry King Recalls Meeting Ronnie for the First Time + Super Bowl Bet

It took over two decades of Slayer's career before Kerry and Ronnie crossed paths personally, and the two bonded quickly over a love of football.

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Jeff Hanneman
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2 Years Ago: Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's legendary musicians.

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Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman
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Slayer’s Kerry King Pays Tribute to Jeff Hanneman – Exclusive Video

Despite Kerry King's hard exterior, he also goes deep into how Jeff Hanneman was a metal brother and phenomenal songwriter.

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Gary Holt / Jeff Hanneman
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Slayer / Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt Pays Tribute to Jeff Hanneman – Exclusive Video

We sat down Slayer / Exodus guitarist Gary Holt and invited him to share his memories of Jeff Hanneman.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slayer Compare Gary Holt Addition to Brian Johnson Joining AC/DC

Sometimes things just fit and Slayer feel that Gary Holt's addition is one of the better replacements in rock history.

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Kerry King Wiki Part 2
Loudwire

Slayer’s Kerry King Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ – Part 2

You've been asking for it since we posted Part One of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' with Slayer's Kerry King, and now Part Two is finally here!

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Slayer’s Kerry King: ‘I Would Imagine’ Door Is Closed on Dave Lombardo Return

Slayer guitarist Kerry King says he would imagine after the latest parting of the ways, the door is closed on Dave Lombardo's return.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slayer’s Kerry King Goes In-Depth on 11th Studio Album – Exclusive Video

From Kerry King's mouth to your ears; Slayer's 11th studio album will see an August 2015 release.

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