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Trivia: Slayer American Thrash band

SLAYER is an American Thrash Metal band formed by Tom Araya, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, in 1981 Huntington Park California. During the period 1981 until 1990 they have released in total 7 albums as EP or LP These albums are:

1983 Show No Mercy, Slayer (USA)
1984 Haunting the Chapel (EP), Slayer (USA)
1984 Live Undead (Live Undead), Slayer (USA)
1985 Hell Awaits, Slayer (USA)
1986 Reign in Blood, Slayer (USA)
1988 South of Heaven, Slaver (USA)
1990 Seasons in the Abyss, Slayer (USA)

This section of the Vinyl Record Collectors guide lists the complete gramophone aka vinyl LP record discography of the Thrash Metal band SLAYER. On this summary page you will find album/record catalognrs, album titles, year of issue and country in which the record was issued.

A couple of notes on the band-members (past and present of the Slayer band:

Dave Lombardo (Full-name: David Vincent Lombardo) is a drummer and together with Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King founding member of the American Thrash Metal band “Slayer”. He played with Slayer during the periods 1982-1986,1987-1992,2001-2013. Dave Lombardo has performed with “Mike Patton” from “Faith No More” in a couple of bands, these bands are: “Dead Cross”, “Fantômas”. Bands in which Lombardo has performed include: Dead Cross, Escape, Fantômas, Grip Inc., Melvins, Pap Smear, Philm, Sabotage, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Voodoocult.

Kerry King (real-name: Kerry Ray King) born in Los Angeles, California, June 1963, Guitarist and co-founder of the American Thrash Metal band Slayer. He has been performing with Slayer since 1981. During 1984 Kerry King performed as a substitute guitarist with the American Speed/Thrash Metal band “Megadeth”.

Jeff Hanneman (real-name: Jeffrey John Hanneman) was born in Oakland, California in January 1964 and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band: Slayer. He performs with Slayer from 1981 until his death in 2013 due to health issues.

Tom Araya, (real-name: Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz), lead vocals, bass guitar player was born in Viña del Mar (1961) and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band “Slayer”. Tom Araya has active in Slayer since it’s formatin in 1981. Before forming Slayer, Tom Araya was in a band called “Tradewinds”.

Detailed information incl collector’s information, production information, and photos of the album covers can be viewed by selecting the records below individually.