Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 by Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums) and Tom Araya (vocals and bass) at Huntington Park, California U.S.A. The group's name is an acronym for "Satan Laughs As you Eternally Rot" as shown in the first press vinyl's runout of their debut album (also written in the back sleeve of Divine Intervention) and part of this reffered in the lyrics of "live undead" song: "Laughing as you eternally rot, searching for human flesh and life's blood, Live Undead, Dead" from the album South Of Heaven.

In January 2018 the band announced the end of Slayer after a final tour which ended in November 2019.
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EC1034, MBR 1013 Slayer - Show No Mercy album art Slayer Show No Mercy (Album) Metal Blade Records EC1034, MBR 1013 US 1983 Sell This Version
MX 8020, MBR 1040 Slayer - Hell Awaits album art Slayer Hell Awaits (Album) Metal Blade Records, Combat MX 8020, MBR 1040 US 1985 Sell This Version
LONLP 34 Slayer - Reign In Blood album art Slayer Reign In Blood (Album) Def Jam Recordings LONLP 34 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LONC 63, 828 080-4 Slayer - South Of Heaven album art Slayer South Of Heaven (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records LONC 63, 828 080-4 UK & France 1988 Sell This Version
846 871-4 Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss album art Slayer Seasons In The Abyss (Album) Def American Recordings 846 871-4 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
510 607-4 Slayer - Decade Of Aggression Live - Cassette Two album art Slayer Decade Of Aggression Live - Cassette Two (Album) Def American Recordings 510 607-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
510 606-4 Slayer - Decade Of Aggression Live - Cassette One album art Slayer Decade Of Aggression Live - Cassette One (Album) Def American Recordings 510 606-4 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-2091~2 Slayer - Decade Of Aggression Live album art Slayer Decade Of Aggression Live (Album) Def American Recordings PHCR-2091~2 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
743212367744 Slayer - Divine Intervention album art Slayer Divine Intervention (Album) American Recordings 743212367744 Malaysia 1994 Sell This Version
88697131072 Slayer - Undisputed Attitude album art Slayer Undisputed Attitude (Album) American Recordings 88697131072 USA & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
491302 4 Slayer - Diabolus In Musica album art Slayer Diabolus In Musica (Album) American Recordings 491302 4 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
UICL 1012-4 Slayer - God Hates Us All album art Slayer God Hates Us All (Album) American Recordings UICL 1012-4 US 2001 Sell This Version
30758-12 Slayer - Christ Illusion album art Slayer Christ Illusion (Album) American Recordings, American Recordings 30758-12 US 2006 Sell This Version
88697 61491 2 Slayer - World Painted Blood album art Slayer World Painted Blood (Album) American Recordings, Columbia 88697 61491 2 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
NB 3359-2 Slayer - Repentless album art Slayer Repentless (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 3359-2 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
27361 41961 Slayer - The Repentless Killogy (Live At The Forum In Inglewood, CA) album art Slayer The Repentless Killogy (Live At The Forum In Inglewood, CA) (Album) Nuclear Blast 27361 41961 Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BAM4 1005 Slayer - Haunting The Chapel album art Slayer Haunting The Chapel (EP) Metal Blade Records BAM4 1005 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MBR 1037, 72217-4 Slayer - Live Undead album art Slayer Live Undead (EP, Album, MiniAlbum, Comp) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) MBR 1037, 72217-4 Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Thailand 1985 Sell This Version
920 706-0 Slayer - Postmortem album art Slayer Postmortem Geffen Records 920 706-0 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
LONCC 133 Slayer - Criminally Insane (Remix) album art Slayer Criminally Insane (Remix) (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings LONCC 133 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1.000 Slayer - South Of Heaven album art Slayer South Of Heaven (Single) Def Jam Recordings 1.000 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
9 40060-2 Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss album art Slayer Seasons In The Abyss (Single) Def American Recordings 9 40060-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
DEFAM 812 Slayer - Spirit In Black album art Slayer Spirit In Black(12", Promo) Def American Recordings DEFAM 812 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Slayer - Ditto Head  album art Slayer Ditto Head (Cass, Single, Promo) American Recordings none US 1994 Sell This Version
Alaska 1 Slayer - Dittohead album art Slayer Dittohead(12", Promo) American Recordings Alaska 1 US 1994 Sell This Version

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June 25, 2022
Looking for an extra inner for Show no Mercy. Got an original that was missing it.


May 19, 2022
It would be nice to see the band put out their final show on some physical format. I can't think of any fan not wanting to own it.


February 12, 2022
y'all keep whining & hating.. bet none of ya listened to diabolus in musica? fucking great slayer album!


May 13, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
SLAYER GOLDEN ERA is ontly until SEASONS in the ABYSS - Misteryously the decay of music in all variations and styles comes in the mid 1990s ,


September 10, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
A great thrash metal band from their Debut album Show no mercy all the way to the end of Seasons of the abyss,after seasons of the Abyss this is where Fans kind of split & was really hit or miss


March 18, 2017
Paul Bostaph is better and more technical than Dave Lombardo


November 30, 2015
Although I love just about everything Slayer did up to and including Seasons In The Abyss, in my opinion the moment they decided to abandon supernatural evil in favour of more urban manifestations they lost the most crucial part of their identity. Sure they have released some good and even great songs since then, but nothing comes close to their output up to 1990. It would seem that in a weird biblical correlation, Slayer lost their might when King lost his hair, Sampson-style.


April 2, 2015
Best Thrash Band Ever!!!!!!!!!!


August 24, 2014
Tom Araya is our Fucking Chilean ELVIS!!


October 23, 2013
In my opinion the best thrash band reach its end! Jeff was very critical to the outcome of the band and Slayer should not try to replace someone unreplacable. They ought to pull back while still on top! I'll be very sorry if i see a second Sepultura parody...

R.I.P. Jeff.
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