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Slayer

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satan, Anti-Religion, Murder, War, Politics
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1981-present
Slayer was formed in 1981, by Los Angeles schoolmates and guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Tom Araya soon joined on bass and vocals, and drummer Dave Lombardo joined last in 1982. They played in a style reminiscent of early Exodus, influenced heavily by Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, before their attendance at a mid-1982 Metallica concert convinced them to play faster and heavier.

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Current
Kerry King Guitars (1981-present)
See also: ex-Megadeth (live)
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass (1982-present)
See also: ex-Tradewinds
Paul Bostaph Drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001, 2013-present)
See also: From Hell, ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-Testament, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Systematic, ex-Truth About Seafood
Past
Jeff Hanneman Guitars (1981-2013)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Pap Smear
Dave Lombardo Drums (1982-1986, 1987-1992, 2001-2013)
See also: Fantômas, Grip Inc., Philm, Amen, ex-Melvins, ex-Testament, ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Sabotage
Current (Live)
Gary Holt Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
Past (Live)
Bob Gourley Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Powerlord, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Hardwood
Tony Scaglione Drums (1986-1987)
See also: ex-Ambush, ex-Jackhammer, ex-Zero Hour, ex-Deathrash, ex-Ludichrist, ex-Whiplash, ex-M.O.D. (live), ex-Cerebral Hemorrhage, ex-7 Licks, ex-Cause For Alarm, ex-Eightfold, ex-Mantra, ex-North Side Kings, ex-Raging Slab, ex-Sheer Terror
Jon Dette Drums (1996, 2013)
See also: Killing Machine, Anthrax (live), Heathen (live), Iced Earth (live), Metal Machine (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Testament, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Pushed
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Ceremony, ex-Nevermore
Kerry King Guitars (1981-present)
See also: ex-Megadeth (live)
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass (1982-present)
See also: ex-Tradewinds
Paul Bostaph Drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001, 2013-present)
See also: From Hell, ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-Testament, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Systematic, ex-Truth About Seafood
Jeff Hanneman Guitars (1981-2013)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Pap Smear
Dave Lombardo Drums (1982-1986, 1987-1992, 2001-2013)
See also: Fantômas, Grip Inc., Philm, Amen, ex-Melvins, ex-Testament, ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Sabotage
Current
Gary Holt Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
Past
Bob Gourley Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Powerlord, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Hardwood
Tony Scaglione Drums (1986-1987)
See also: ex-Ambush, ex-Jackhammer, ex-Zero Hour, ex-Deathrash, ex-Ludichrist, ex-Whiplash, ex-M.O.D. (live), ex-Cerebral Hemorrhage, ex-7 Licks, ex-Cause For Alarm, ex-Eightfold, ex-Mantra, ex-North Side Kings, ex-Raging Slab, ex-Sheer Terror
Jon Dette Drums (1996, 2013)
See also: Killing Machine, Anthrax (live), Heathen (live), Iced Earth (live), Metal Machine (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Testament, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Pushed
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Ceremony, ex-Nevermore
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Added on: 2002-07-15 15:54:14 Last modified on: 2014-10-24 21:02:13
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