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SLAYER National Day = Tom Araya's 56th Birthday!

Headbangers of the world! Today we shall all raise up our fists and throw the Horns Up for the mighty SLAYER! We shall also crank up all their 12 studio albums, and piss off all the neighbors (but if you get arrested you can't blame us). Why? Because today is International SLAYATANIC Day! Today is also Tom Araya's 56th birthday, and last week was Kerry King's 53rd birthday! So HEAVY birthday to Araya and King!

Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz was born on June 6, 1961 in Viña del Mar, Chile and has been an active member of the Heavy Metal world since 1981.

In case you are scared of SLAYER or you are just getting into the music of this Thrash Metal titans, here are some facts about SLAYER! But wait a minute, before we get into the SLAYER' facts, lets all scream SLAYER!!!!!


- The band was formed by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, in Huntington Park, California, in 1981

- They got their big "break" when they released "Reign In Blood" in 1986.

- Slayer is part of the Big Four, alongside Metallica, Megadeth & Anthrax.

- Their musical style involves fast tremolo picking, lots of double bass drumming, & insane screaming vocals.

- Famous for controversial themes, which have always been depicted in the band's lyrics and artwork, which cover topics about serial killers, Satanism, religion and warfare. As a result, the band has faced many legal battles and lots of criticism from religious groups and the general public.

- Slayer has received two Grammy's. The first one in 2007 for the song "Eyes of the Insane", and the second one in 2008 for the song "Final Six".

Here is SLAYER's discography:

Studio albums:

- Show No Mercy (1983)
- Hell Awaits (1985)
- Reign in Blood (1986)
- South of Heaven (1988)
- Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
- Divine Intervention (1994)
- Undisputed Attitude (1996)
- Diabolus in Musica (1998)
- God Hates Us All (2001)
- Christ Illusion (2006)
- World Painted Blood (2009)
- Repentless (2015)

Live albums:

- Live Undead (1984)
- Decade of Aggression (1991)

Box sets:

- Soundtrack to the Apocalypse (2003)
- The Vinyl Conflict (2010)

Here is some NEW SLAYER music:

Photo/Foto: Zulie Alvarez

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