Raining Blood

single by Slayer

"Raining Blood" is a song by the American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released in 1986 in the album Reign in Blood. The song was written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. "Raining Blood" is one of Slayer's biggest hits.[1]

"Raining Blood"
Song by Slayer
from the album Reign in Blood
ReleasedOctober 7, 1986
Recorded1986 in Los Angeles, California
GenreThrash metal
Length4:17
LabelDef Jam
Songwriter(s)Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King
Composer(s)Jeff Hanneman
Producer(s)Rick Rubin, Slayer

The song is about a man in Purgatory killing angels in Heaven.[2] It ends with a minute of rain sounds. Hannemen and King have said that it is the song they like playing at concerts the most.[3] Concert versions of "Raining Blood" have been put on many of the band's compilation albums.

It is used in the games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Guitar Hero 3.[4] In Guitar Hero 3, it is one of the most difficult songs to play.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Slayer - Reign in Blood Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic, retrieved 2022-11-21
  2. Ferris, D. X. (2008-06-01). Slayer's Reign in Blood. A&C Black. ISBN 978-0-8264-2909-4.
  3. "KNAC.COM - Features - Interview With Slayer's Jeff H". www.knac.com. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  4. Original Soundtrack - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 1: V-Rock Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic, retrieved 2022-11-21
  5. "Test the New Guitar Hero!-Neversoft is hiring now!". web.archive.org. 2014-12-09. Archived from the original on 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2022-11-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)