Slayer is a thrash metal band that was formed in 1981. They have released 11 studio albums and 2 live albums.

The founder, guitarist, and songwriter of Slayer is Kerry King. Other founding members include Jeff Hanneman and drummer Dave Lombardo. They are known for their fast-tempo heavy metal music with lyrics that focus on topics like death and violence.

Slayer is one of the “Big Four” thrash metal bands from America alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Their most successful album was Reign in Blood which was released in 1986. This album has been voted by Kerrang! magazine as the greatest heavy metal album of all time in 2006.

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