Slayer – Hell Awaits


Slayer was an American thrash metal band from California, for many one of the most influential in heavy metal history. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist and vocalist Tom Araya. Slayer’s fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Hell Awaits is their second studio album, released in March 1985 by Metal Blade Records. A big influence for many future extreme bands, the album’s lyrical themes deal with hell and Satan, as with their debut; the intro of the title track played backwards reveals the repeated phrase “join us”. Musically, the album features the band’s most progressive and diverse work compared to their previous releases, and according to Kerry King, he and Jeff Hanneman were very into Mercyful Fate at the time, which then led to the longer and more progressive songs.

180 gram Black Vinyl
Original Artwork With Lyric/Photo Insert and Large Poster
Label: Metal Blade Records
Cat. # 3984-14031-1

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