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God Hates Us All is the eighth studio album by American thrash metal band, Slayer. God Hates Us All was released on September 11, 2001 through American Recordings.[2] Most of the lyrics were written by guitarist Kerry King and cover topics like religion, murder, revenge and self-control.[3] The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada because of the availability for cheaper studio time.[1]

God Hates Us All
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2001
RecordedThe Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada[1]
GenreThrash metal
Length42:37
LanguageEnglish
LabelAmerican
ProducerRick Rubin (exec.)
Matt Hyde
Slayer chronology
''Diabolus in Musica
(1998)
God Hates Us All ''Christ Illusion
(2006)

The album peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and at #9 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[4][5] In 2002, the song "Disciple" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance. It was Slayer's first Grammy nomination.[6]

Before Christmas 2001, Paul Bostaph decided to leave the band because of an elbow injury that affected his ability to drum. He would later reveal that the actual reason for him leaving was because "Musically, I wanted to do something else".[7] Since Slayer was without a drummer to finish their God Hates Us All tour, King contacted original drummer Dave Lombardo and asked if he would want to play the remainder of the tour. Lombardo accepted and played the remaining 21 shows. He did not take a permanent position with the band.[8]

SongsEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Darkness of Christ"  Kerry KingJeff Hanneman 1:30
2. "Disciple"  KingHanneman 3:35
3. "God Send Death"  Tom Araya, HannemanHanneman 3:45
4. "New Faith"  KingKing 3:05
5. "Cast Down"  KingKing 3:26
6. "Threshold"  KingHanneman 2:29
7. "Exile"  KingKing 3:55
8. "Seven Faces"  KingKing 3:41
9. "Bloodline"  Araya, HannemanHanneman, King 3:36
10. "Deviance"  Araya, HannemanHanneman 3:08
11. "War Zone"  KingKing 2:45
12. "Here Comes the Pain"  KingKing 4:32
13. "Payback"  KingKing 3:03

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Slayer Interview With Kerry King". Metal-Rules.com. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "God Hates Us All - Slayer - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. Diehl, Matt. "God Smacked". Guitar World. October 2001
  4. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "44th Grammy Awards - 2002". Rock On the Net. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Paul Bostaph Breaks Silence On Departure From Slayer". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. "Original Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Back For Tour". MTV. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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