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Slayer

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California
Status:
Split-up
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Death, Satan, Anti-religion, Murder, War, Politics
Last label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1981-2019
On top is an old photo of the band from 1986. Left to right: Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo, and Kerry King.
Pictured below is the band later in their career.
Left to right: Tom Araya, Gary Holt (live), Paul Bostaph, and Kerry King.

In January 2018, the band announced its final world tour, which began that May and ended in November 2019. After this tour, the band's manager Rick Sales ...
Last known
Kerry King Guitars (1981-2019)
See also: ex-Megadeth (live)
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass (1982-2019)
See also: ex-Tradewinds
Paul Bostaph Drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001, 2013-2019)
See also: ex-Forbidden Evil, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, ex-Testament, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-BlackGates, 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: Beloved Ghouls, Dead Cross, Fantômas, Mr. Bungle, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, ex-Grip Inc., Misfits, Satanic Planet, ex-Melvins, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage
Jon Dette Drums (1996-1997)
See also: Meshiaak, Volbeat (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Last known (Live)
Gary Holt Guitars (2011-2019)
See also: Beloved Ghouls, Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
Past (Live)
Bob Gourley Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Powerlord, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Agent X, ex-Hardwood, ex-Publik D'Zaster
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 (live)
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Exhorder (live), ex-Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Ceremony, ex-Deus Vult, ex-Nevermore
Jon Dette Drums (2013)
See also: Meshiaak, Volbeat (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Phil Demmel Guitars (2018)
See also: Vio-lence, Lamb of God (live), Overkill (live), ex-Torque, BPMD, ex-Machine Head, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Metal Warrior, ex-Technocracy
Kerry King Guitars (1981-2019)
See also: ex-Megadeth (live)
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass (1982-2019)
See also: ex-Tradewinds
Paul Bostaph Drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001, 2013-2019)
See also: ex-Forbidden Evil, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, ex-Testament, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-BlackGates, 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: Beloved Ghouls, Dead Cross, Fantômas, Mr. Bungle, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, ex-Grip Inc., Misfits, Satanic Planet, ex-Melvins, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage
Jon Dette Drums (1996-1997)
See also: Meshiaak, Volbeat (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Last known
Gary Holt Guitars (2011-2019)
See also: Beloved Ghouls, Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
Past
Bob Gourley Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Powerlord, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Agent X, ex-Hardwood, ex-Publik D'Zaster
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 (live)
Pat O'Brien Guitars (2011)
See also: Exhorder (live), ex-Cannibal Corpse, ex-Chastain, ex-Monstrosity (live), ex-Ceremony, ex-Deus Vult, ex-Nevermore
Jon Dette Drums (2013)
See also: Meshiaak, Volbeat (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Phil Demmel Guitars (2018)
See also: Vio-lence, Lamb of God (live), Overkill (live), ex-Torque, BPMD, ex-Machine Head, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Metal Warrior, ex-Technocracy
Added by: xSpinalTartx Modified by: gorilla1969
Added on: 2002-07-15 15:54:14 Last modified on: 2022-06-26 11:43:21