SLAYER - Reign in Blood (Geffen Records) 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Reign in Blood" is the third studio album and the major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released on October 7, 1986 . The album was the band's first collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose input helped the band's sound evolve. "Reign in Blood" was universally well received by both critics and fans, and was responsible for bringing Slayer to the attention of a mainstream metal audience. Kerrang! magazine described the record as "the heaviest album of all time," and a breakthrough in thrash metal and speed metal. Alongside Metallica's "Master of Puppets", Anthrax's "Among the Living "and Megadeth's "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?", "Reign in Blood" is considered one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time, thrash metal in particular.

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Essentials of: SLAYER - Reign in Blood (Geffen Records)

Music Genre:

Thrash Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Geffen Records – 924 131-1

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Europe

Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve ( OIS ) with white background colour with red lettering, on one side there is "Def Jam Recordings" in very large letters, on the other side there are the lyrics of all the songs as well as the production details.

Producers:

Rick Rubin - Producer

  Rick Rubin (real-name: Fredrick Jay Rubin) Executive Producer of top Thrash Metal bands like: Danzer, Metallica and Slayer .

Slayer - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Andy Wallace - Sound Engineer

Howie Weinberg - Mastering Engineer

  Howie Weinberg has during his career mastered hundreds of records in all kinds of musical genres. For the Heavy Metal music genre he has mastered for bands like: Anthrax, Celtic Frost, Cro-Mags, Danzig, Manowar, Meliah Rage, Overkill, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot V, Scorpions, Sepultura, Slayer, White Zombie and many many others.

Recording Location:

This album was recorded at: Los Angeles.

Mixed at New Fresh N.Y..C. (New York City)

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Stephen Byram - Album Cover Design

Larry W. Carroll - Illustration

Photography:

Charly Rinne - Photography

  Charly Rinne ( Producer, Photographer ) First Chief Editor of the Germany Heavy Metal magazine "Metal Hammer" from 1984 until 1986. Rinne has been executive producer, producer and photographer for a dozen of German Heavy Metal during the late 1980s. Here is a list Rinne has worked for.


Musicians:
  • Kerry King - Guitar

      Kerry King (real-name: Kerry Ray King) born in Los Angeles, California, June 1963, Guitarist and co-founder of the American Thrash Metal band Slayer. He has been performing with Slayer since 1981. During 1984 Kerry King performed as a substitute guitarist with the American Speed/Thrash Metal band " Megadeth ".

  • Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013) - Guitar

      Jeff Hanneman (real-name: Jeffrey John Hanneman) was born in Oakland, California in January 1964 and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band: Slayer. He performs with Slayer from 1981 until his death in 2013 due to health issues.

  • Tom Araya - Vocals, Bass

      Tom Araya , (real-name: Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz), lead vocals, bass guitar player was born in Viña del Mar (1961) and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer". Tom Araya has active in Slayer since it's formatin in 1981. Before forming Slayer, Tom Araya was in a band called "Tradewinds".

  • Dave Lombardo - Drums

      Dave Lombardo (Full-name: David Vincent Lombardo) is a drummer and together with Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King founding member of the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer". He played with Slayer during the periods 1982-1986,1987-1992,2001-2013. Dave Lombardo has performed with "Mike Patton" from "Faith No More" in a couple of bands, these bands are: "Dead Cross", "Fantômas". Bands in which Lombardo has performed include: Dead Cross, Escape, Fantômas, Grip Inc., Melvins, Pap Smear, Philm, Sabotage, Slayer , Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Voodoocult.

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Angel of Death
  2. Piece by Piece
  3. Necrophobic
  4. Altar of Sacrifice
  5. Jesus Saves
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Criminally
  2. Insane
  3. Reborn
  4. Epidemic
  5. Postmortem
  6. Raining Blood

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