Slayer '86 U.S. PROMO Poster "Reign In Blood

THRASH-SPEED METAL/SLAYER : Original 1986 U.S. full-color PROMOTIONAL Poster issued by Def Jam Recordings to promote Slayer's controversial " Reign In Blood " album. (folded, 24x24")

Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King in 1981. Slayer rose to fame as one of the leaders of the American thrash metal movement with their 1986 release, Reign in Blood , which has been called "the heaviest album of all time" by Kerrang! . The band is credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica , Anthrax , and Megadeth .

Slayer is known for its musical traits, involving fast tremolo picking , guitar solos , double bass drumming , and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as death, deviants, genocide , necrophillia , insanity, religion, Satanism , serial killers , and warfare have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the general public.

Following the success of "Hell Awaits" , Slayer was offered a recording contract with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin 's newly founded Def Jam Records , a largely rap -based label.The band accepted and with an experienced producer and major label recording budget, the band underwent a sonic makeover resulting in shorter, faster songs with
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