Slayer is an American thrash metal band that began in California in 1981. The band was started by two guitarists named Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Along with Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth, Slayer is known as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal music.
Slayer at 2007
California, United States
|Years active||since 1981|
|Past members||Jeff Hanneman|
The band has been the top band at many large music festivals around the world and their music has been added to many video games.
- Tom Araya – Lead vocals, bass (1981–present)
- Kerry King – Guitar (1981–present)
- Paul Bostaph – Drums (1992–1996, 1997–2001, 2013–present)
- Gary Holt – Guitar (2011–present)
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