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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
Not to be confused with Texas power metal band S.A. Slayer, who was initially known as Slayer.

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 ...
Current
Gary Holt Guitars
See also: Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
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: ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, 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, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., Dead Cross, Misfits (live), ex-Melvins, ex-Philm, 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-Zero Hour, ex-Jackhammer, 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: Impellitteri, Killing Machine, Meshiaak, Anthrax (live), Metal Machine (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Testament, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Terror, ex-Pushed
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Nevermore, ex-Ceremony
Gary Holt Guitars
See also: Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
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: ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, 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, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., Dead Cross, Misfits (live), ex-Melvins, ex-Philm, 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-Zero Hour, ex-Jackhammer, 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: Impellitteri, Killing Machine, Meshiaak, Anthrax (live), Metal Machine (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Testament, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Terror, ex-Pushed
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Nevermore, ex-Ceremony
Added by: xSpinalTartx Modified by: mediocridad
Added on: 2002-07-15 15:54:14 Last modified on: 2016-12-03 20:17:32