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iPhone 15 Slayer - Show No Mercy Case
$21.99
iPhone 15 Slayer - Classic Logo Case
$21.99
Slayer - Classic Logo PopSockets MagS...
$16.99 - $30.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - F^^^ing Slayer Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Silver Eagle Case
$21.99
Slayer - Silver Eagle PopSockets MagS...
$16.99 - $30.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Bloody Flag Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Intourvention Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Live Undead Case
$21.99
Slayer Men's Black Eagle T-Shirt | Of...
$28.44
– Distressed Yellow Logo Premium T-Sh...
$26.99
– Distressed Multicolor Logo Premium ...
$26.99
– Distressed Multicolor Logo Sweatshirt
$39.99
– Scratchy Logo T-Shirt
$24.99
– Goo Logo Premium T-Shirt
$26.99
Slayer – Scratchy Logo PopSockets Sta...
$16.99
– Spray Paint Logo Premium T-Shirt
$26.99
– Distressed Yellow Logo Sweatshirt
$39.99
– Goo Logo T-Shirt
$24.99
– Spray Paint Logo Tank Top
$23.00
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Slayer's tour

Live Photos of Slayer

Slayer at Dessel, Belgium in Graspop Metal Meeting 2023
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Latest Post

Slayer
6 months ago
𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 and 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 are on special through November 27th at the Nuclear Blast U.S. store.

Pick up your copy at:
https://shop.nuclearblast.com/collections/slayer

Ships Worldwide

Fan Reviews

Alex
November 28th 2019
It was soooo cool to see Slayer one more time. They rocked !!!!! When it was over,Tom just stood on stage for a few minutes. Just seeing the fans that made Slayer who they are. Gotta admit, I started to feel a little nostalgic myself. It's been a crazy ride of life,but Slayers music made it a bit better. Going to miss them.
Oakland, CA@
Oakland Arena
Cole
November 10th 2019
This show was amazing from start to finish! Phil Anselmo started the night perfectly with Pantera classics. Then Ministry tore the roof off the place with pure brutality. Primus sounded fantastic, and Slayer of course came on and did what they do best- pure shredding. Slayer is a model of perfection and precision live- they are the best at what they do. A bummer they are going to be done soon, but they seriously have brought IT big time over the years! Perfect sets by all 4 bands last night & one of the best shows/lineups I’ve seen in a very, very long time!
Springfield, MA@
Mass Mutual Center
Scott
May 17th 2019
Amazing show! The venue handled the rain delay perfectly and I am so happy they got the show going. It was a bummer to miss out on Cannibal Corpse but it worked out way better than a reschedeled show. Heaviest show of the year! Slayer and Lamb of God are always SO good and they didn't disappoint! First time seeing Amon Amarth and I enjoyed every song!
Noblesville, IN@
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
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About Slayer

Slayer was formed in 1982, by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King when they met at a tryout for a local band. Tom Araya soon joined on bass and vocals, and drummer Dave Lombardo joined last later in 1982. They played in a style reminiscent of early Exodus, influenced heavily by punk acts Minor Threat, The Stooges and Heavy Metal bands Venom and Judas Priest.

``Black Magic``, the heaviest, darkest, and most evil song at the time(according to some), was written in February, 1983, and marked Slayer's definite venture into thrash metal. They secured a spot on the compilation appeareance ``Metal Massacre III`` in 1983, contributing the speed metal song ``Aggressive Perfector``. They also recorded two demos in 1983, and became a popular live act in the Los Angeles area. (In 1983, Bob Gourley filled in for Dave for one gig. He later appeared in Dark Angel (US).) Their debut LP, Show No Mercy, was recorded in November, 1983.)

A live EP was recorded in the studio in front of 50 of their closest friends in January, 1984, and after that ``Show No Mercy`` was released. The ``Haunting the Chapel`` and ``Live Undead`` EPs followed.

After 1985's ``Hell Awaits``, Slayer were signed to Rick Rubin's Def Jam record label, better known for acts like Run-D.M.C.. This led to three studio albums, including the brutal ``Reign in Blood``, as well as a 1991 live double CD, ``Decade Of Aggression``.

Dave Lombardo left the band in 1987 for several weeks, and was replaced for a few live gigs by Tony Scaglione (Whiplash (US)), and then again left in 1992. The band disappeared for a while, and was presumed killed in a bizarre gardening accident. Finally, in 1994, Paul Bostaph from Forbidden was brought in, and three more albums were recorded.

Then, in 2001, Bostaph left to join Systematic, and Lombardo, who had been in Grip Inc. and Fantômas rejoined the band.

Interesting facts:

It's official that Slayer is the most covered metal band in the world aside from Metallica.

Tom Araya was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He has provided guest vocals to recordings by other artists, including ``Iron Gland`` from Alice in Chains' album Dirt, and ``Terrorist`` from Soulfly's album Primitive. His brother is John Araya (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed)

Kerry King recorded a guitar solo for ``No Sleep Til' Brooklyn`` by the popular hip-hop/rock group Beastie Boys.

Tom Araya's brother John (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed) worked as an sound engineer for Slayer in their early days.

According the book of Jarek Szubrycht (Lux Occulta) "Bez litosci. Prawdziwa historia zespo�u Slayer", Greg Hall was asked to play with Slayer after Tony Scaglione left the band in January 1987. It never happens because Lombardo returned to the band.

Gene Hoglan, the legendary drummer who has played in bands such as Dark Angel (US), Strapping Young Lad and Death, used to be a Slayer lights man and roadie on the Show No Mercy tour, and was asked to be Dave Lombardo's drum tech on the Haunting North America tour ('84), but knocked it back to pursue his own music career. He even did backup vocals on the album Show No Mercy (the song Evil Has No Boundaries).

Birth Dates:
Tom Araya (06 June 1961 Valparaíso, Chile)
Jeff Hannemann (31 January 1964 Oakland, CA)
Kerry King (03 June 1964 Los Angeles, CA)
Dave Lombardo (16 February 1965 Havana, Cuba)
Paul Bostaph (26 March 1964 Newark, CA)

Rumor has it the band was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name. However, when King was asked "How did you come up with the name Dragonslayer?" King responded "We never did; it's a myth to this day."

It is rumored that their New Untitled album would be their last.
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Genres:
Hardcore, Thrash Metal, Thrash, Metal, Punk
Band Members:
Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya
Hometown:
Jacumba Hot Springs, California

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Slayer to play in your city
Request a Show

concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past
all concerts & live streams

Live Photos of Slayer

Slayer at Dessel, Belgium in Graspop Metal Meeting 2023
View All Photos

Latest Post

Slayer
6 months ago
𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 and 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 are on special through November 27th at the Nuclear Blast U.S. store.

Pick up your copy at:
https://shop.nuclearblast.com/collections/slayer

Ships Worldwide

Slayer merch
amazonview store

iPhone 15 Slayer - Show No Mercy Case
$21.99
iPhone 15 Slayer - Classic Logo Case
$21.99
Slayer - Classic Logo PopSockets MagS...
$16.99 - $30.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - F^^^ing Slayer Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Silver Eagle Case
$21.99
Slayer - Silver Eagle PopSockets MagS...
$16.99 - $30.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Bloody Flag Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Intourvention Case
$21.99
iPhone 14 Slayer - Live Undead Case
$21.99
Slayer Men's Black Eagle T-Shirt | Of...
$28.44
– Distressed Yellow Logo Premium T-Sh...
$26.99
– Distressed Multicolor Logo Premium ...
$26.99
– Distressed Multicolor Logo Sweatshirt
$39.99
– Scratchy Logo T-Shirt
$24.99
– Goo Logo Premium T-Shirt
$26.99
Slayer – Scratchy Logo PopSockets Sta...
$16.99
– Spray Paint Logo Premium T-Shirt
$26.99
– Distressed Yellow Logo Sweatshirt
$39.99
– Goo Logo T-Shirt
$24.99
– Spray Paint Logo Tank Top
$23.00
View All
Slayer's tour

Fan Reviews

Alex
November 28th 2019
It was soooo cool to see Slayer one more time. They rocked !!!!! When it was over,Tom just stood on stage for a few minutes. Just seeing the fans that made Slayer who they are. Gotta admit, I started to feel a little nostalgic myself. It's been a crazy ride of life,but Slayers music made it a bit better. Going to miss them.
Oakland, CA@
Oakland Arena
Cole
November 10th 2019
This show was amazing from start to finish! Phil Anselmo started the night perfectly with Pantera classics. Then Ministry tore the roof off the place with pure brutality. Primus sounded fantastic, and Slayer of course came on and did what they do best- pure shredding. Slayer is a model of perfection and precision live- they are the best at what they do. A bummer they are going to be done soon, but they seriously have brought IT big time over the years! Perfect sets by all 4 bands last night & one of the best shows/lineups I’ve seen in a very, very long time!
Springfield, MA@
Mass Mutual Center
Scott
May 17th 2019
Amazing show! The venue handled the rain delay perfectly and I am so happy they got the show going. It was a bummer to miss out on Cannibal Corpse but it worked out way better than a reschedeled show. Heaviest show of the year! Slayer and Lamb of God are always SO good and they didn't disappoint! First time seeing Amon Amarth and I enjoyed every song!
Noblesville, IN@
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
View More Fan Reviews

About Slayer

Slayer was formed in 1982, by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King when they met at a tryout for a local band. Tom Araya soon joined on bass and vocals, and drummer Dave Lombardo joined last later in 1982. They played in a style reminiscent of early Exodus, influenced heavily by punk acts Minor Threat, The Stooges and Heavy Metal bands Venom and Judas Priest.

``Black Magic``, the heaviest, darkest, and most evil song at the time(according to some), was written in February, 1983, and marked Slayer's definite venture into thrash metal. They secured a spot on the compilation appeareance ``Metal Massacre III`` in 1983, contributing the speed metal song ``Aggressive Perfector``. They also recorded two demos in 1983, and became a popular live act in the Los Angeles area. (In 1983, Bob Gourley filled in for Dave for one gig. He later appeared in Dark Angel (US).) Their debut LP, Show No Mercy, was recorded in November, 1983.)

A live EP was recorded in the studio in front of 50 of their closest friends in January, 1984, and after that ``Show No Mercy`` was released. The ``Haunting the Chapel`` and ``Live Undead`` EPs followed.

After 1985's ``Hell Awaits``, Slayer were signed to Rick Rubin's Def Jam record label, better known for acts like Run-D.M.C.. This led to three studio albums, including the brutal ``Reign in Blood``, as well as a 1991 live double CD, ``Decade Of Aggression``.

Dave Lombardo left the band in 1987 for several weeks, and was replaced for a few live gigs by Tony Scaglione (Whiplash (US)), and then again left in 1992. The band disappeared for a while, and was presumed killed in a bizarre gardening accident. Finally, in 1994, Paul Bostaph from Forbidden was brought in, and three more albums were recorded.

Then, in 2001, Bostaph left to join Systematic, and Lombardo, who had been in Grip Inc. and Fantômas rejoined the band.

Interesting facts:

It's official that Slayer is the most covered metal band in the world aside from Metallica.

Tom Araya was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He has provided guest vocals to recordings by other artists, including ``Iron Gland`` from Alice in Chains' album Dirt, and ``Terrorist`` from Soulfly's album Primitive. His brother is John Araya (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed)

Kerry King recorded a guitar solo for ``No Sleep Til' Brooklyn`` by the popular hip-hop/rock group Beastie Boys.

Tom Araya's brother John (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed) worked as an sound engineer for Slayer in their early days.

According the book of Jarek Szubrycht (Lux Occulta) "Bez litosci. Prawdziwa historia zespo�u Slayer", Greg Hall was asked to play with Slayer after Tony Scaglione left the band in January 1987. It never happens because Lombardo returned to the band.

Gene Hoglan, the legendary drummer who has played in bands such as Dark Angel (US), Strapping Young Lad and Death, used to be a Slayer lights man and roadie on the Show No Mercy tour, and was asked to be Dave Lombardo's drum tech on the Haunting North America tour ('84), but knocked it back to pursue his own music career. He even did backup vocals on the album Show No Mercy (the song Evil Has No Boundaries).

Birth Dates:
Tom Araya (06 June 1961 Valparaíso, Chile)
Jeff Hannemann (31 January 1964 Oakland, CA)
Kerry King (03 June 1964 Los Angeles, CA)
Dave Lombardo (16 February 1965 Havana, Cuba)
Paul Bostaph (26 March 1964 Newark, CA)

Rumor has it the band was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name. However, when King was asked "How did you come up with the name Dragonslayer?" King responded "We never did; it's a myth to this day."

It is rumored that their New Untitled album would be their last.
Show More
Genres:
Hardcore, Thrash Metal, Thrash, Metal, Punk
Band Members:
Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya
Hometown:
Jacumba Hot Springs, California

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