Divine Intervention

Slayer album

Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American thrash metal band, Slayer. Divine Intervention was released on September 27, 1994 through American Recordings.[1] Many of the song were inspired by television shows. The songs were also inspired by other things, like Rush Limbaugh, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and vocalist Tom Araya's wife. Araya said that the album "came out of the past four years of hating life."[2]

Divine Intervention
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1994
Recorded1994 at Oceanway, in Los Angeles, California, and Sound City in Van Nuys, California
GenreThrash metal
ProducerRick Rubin (exec.)
Toby Wright
Slayer chronology
Seasons in the Abyss
Divine Intervention
Undisputed Attitude

The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200.[3] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

It is the first album to feature drummer Paul Bostaph, who replaced Slayer's original drummer Dave Lombardo.


No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Killing Fields"  Tom ArayaKerry King 3:57
2. "Sex. Murder. Art."  ArayaKing 1:50
3. "Fictional Reality"  KingKing 3:38
4. "Dittohead"  KingKing 2:31
5. "Divine Intervention"  Araya, Hanneman, King, Paul BostaphJeff Hanneman, King 5:33
6. "Circle of Beliefs"  KingKing 4:30
7. "SS-3"  HannemanHanneman, King 4:07
8. "Serenity in Murder"  ArayaHanneman, King 2:36
9. "213"  ArayaHanneman 4:52
10. "Mind Control"  Araya, KingHanneman, King 3:04

Serenity in Murder EPEdit

Studio track
No. Title Length
1. "Serenity in Murder"   2:37
Live tracks
No. Title Length
2. "Angel of Death"   4:52
3. "Mandatory Suicide"   4:05
4. "War Ensemble"   4:52
Total length:


  1. "Divine Intervention - Slayer - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  2. "Vocalist Sings the Praises for'Divine Intervention'". Deseret News. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  3. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  4. "Gold & Platinum: Slayer". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-03-07.[permanent dead link]

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