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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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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Jungle Rot, Kissing Candice + Sister Sin Members Slam Kerry King’s Criticism of Mayhem Fest

Members of Jungle Rot, Kissing Candice and Sister Sin have their say on Kerry King's critical comments of the Mayhem Festival Victory Records Stage.

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Late Slayer Legend Jeff Hanneman’s Guitars Up for Auction

You now have the chance to own one of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s instruments.

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Kerry King Joins King Diamond Onstage at Mayhem Fest in New Jersey

Kerry King joined King Diamond onstage during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.

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Slayer Enter Death Match Hall of Fame

The legendary thrashers have entered the Death Match Hall of Fame with the ripping track "Repentless."

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Criticizes Mayhem Festival Organizers

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has a few harsh comments about the booking of this year's Mayhem Festival.

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Slayer Discuss the Return of Drummer Paul Bostaph [Exclusive Video]

In this new interview clip, Slayer discuss the return of drummer Paul Bostaph.

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Slayer’s Kerry King: I Always Looked Up to Gary Holt, He’s the Glenn Tipton of Our Era

Slayer guitarist Kerry King praises bandmate Gary Holt in a new interview.

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Slayer vs. Dark Tranquillity – Death Match

Slayer need just one more win to enter our Hall of Fame, and they'll have to get through Dark Tranquillity to get there.

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Slayer vs. Cattle Decapitation – Death Match

Will Slayer continue dominating with "Repentless" or can Cattle Decapitation take over with "Manufactured Extinct"?

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Slayer’s Kerry King Dealt With Death of Guitar Tech in Addition to Jeff Hanneman’s Passing

Slayer guitarist Kerry King reveals that the deaths of two friends and musical cohorts fueled one of the songs on the band's new album.

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