SLAYER - South of Heaven 12" Vinyl LP Album

"South of Heaven" is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on July 5, 1988, the album was the band's second collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose production skills on Slayer's previous album Reign in Blood had helped the band's sound evolve.

A0288 Slayer South of Heaven  

Collector's info: 

This album includes the original Def Jam Recordings custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Slayer

"South of Heaven" is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on July 5, 1988, the album was the band's second collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose production skills on Slayer's previous album Reign in Blood had helped the band's sound evolve.

"South of Heaven" was Slayer's second album to enter the Billboard 200, and its last to be released by Def Jam Recordings, although the album became an American Recordings album after Rick Rubin ended his partnership with Russell Simmons. It was one of only two Def Jam titles to be distributed by Geffen Records through Warner Bros. Records because of original distributor Columbia Records's refusal to release work by the band. The release peaked at number 57 and in 1992 was awarded a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. In order to offset the pace of the group's previous album, Slayer deliberately slowed down the album's tempo. In contrast to their previous albums, the band utilized undistorted guitars and toned-down vocals. While some critics praised this musical change, others—more accustomed to the style of earlier releases—were disappointed. Despite this, the songs "Mandatory Suicide" and the title track became permanent features of the band's live setlist.

Music Genre:  Speed Thrash Metal Music 

 Album Production Information: 

Produced by Rick Rubin

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

Andy Wallace - Sound Engineer

Andy Wallace an American sound engineer, in the 1980s he has been responsible for the engineering of several Slayer albums and Sepultura albums during the 1990s.

Bill Freesh - Sound Engineer

Steven Ettinger (1952-2008) - Sound Engineer

"Steve Ett" shortname for "Steve Ettinger" in-house sound engineer at "Chung King House of Metal", New York City

Howie "Iron" 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.

Larry W. Carroll - Illustration, Photography

 Record Label:  Def Jam Recordings / Geffen Records 924 203 (924203)  
 Record Format 12" LP  
Year & Country  1988 Made in EEC  

Band Members and Musicians on: Slayer South of Heaven

    Slayer's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • 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".

  • Jeff Hanneman - 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.

  • Kerry King - Guitars
  • 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.

Track Listing of: Slayer South of Heaven

    Side One:
  1. South of Heaven
  2. Silent Scream
  3. Live Undead
  4. Behind the Crooked Cross
  5. Mandator Suicide
    Side Two:
  1. Ghosts of War
  2. Read Between the Lies
  3. Cleanse the Soul
  4. Dissident
  5. Aggressor
  6. Spill the Blood

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Inner Sleeve   of "SLAYER South of Heaven" Album

 
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SLAYER Discography

 Black Serenade   ,    Christ Illusion   ,    Diablous in Musica   ,    Eyes of the Insane   ,    God Hates us All   ,    Hauting the Chapel   ,   New Entry  Hauting the Chapel (CA)   ,   New Entry  Hell Awaits   ,   New Entry  Live in Montreux   ,    Live Undead   ,   New Entry  Live Undead (Axe)   ,   New Entry  Live Undead (Blue)   ,    Reign in Blood   ,    Seasons in Abyss   ,    Show no Mercy   ,   New Entry  Show no Mercy Grey   ,   New Entry  Show no Mercy White   ,    South of Heaven


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