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Birth Place: Huntington Park, California
Years Active: 1981–present
Genres: Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal

Slayer is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Park, California. Formed in 1981, the group was founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King who recruited vocalist and bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo.. Slayer is credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal acts, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's musical traits involve fast tremolo picking, atonal guitar solos, double bass drumming, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as serial killers, Satanism, religion and warfare, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the public. Slayer's first two albums, “Show... Continue Bio >>


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