This album "SLAYER – Black Serenade" is an unofficial collection of bonus tracks and B-Sides.

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Music Genre:

  Thrash Metal 

Record Label Information:


Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

  2011 Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "SLAYER – Black Serenade"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SLAYER – Black Serenade" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Seasons In The Abyss (Alternate Mix)
  2. Sick Boy
  3. Hand Of Doom
  4. Scarstruck
  5. Born To Be Wild
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Cult (Radio Version)
  2. Jihad (Radio Version)
  3. Black Serenade (Alternate Version)
  4. Final Six
  5. Psychopathy Red
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Slayer: The Thrash Metal Pioneers and Controversial Legends of Heavy Music

SLAYER Band Description:

The Band Members

The original lineup consisted of Tom Araya on vocals and bass, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman on guitars, and Dave Lombardo on drums. Lombardo left the band several times throughout their career, with Paul Bostaph and Jon Dette filling in on drums for various periods. Gary Holt of Exodus also filled in for Hanneman after his death in 2013.

The Music

Slayer's music is often characterized by fast, aggressive riffs, double bass drumming, and Araya's distinctive vocal style. The band has released twelve studio albums, with their most successful being "Reign in Blood" (1986), which is widely regarded as one of the greatest thrash metal albums of all time. Other notable albums include "South of Heaven" (1988), "Seasons in the Abyss" (1990), and "God Hates Us All" (2001).

The Controversy

Slayer has often courted controversy throughout their career due to their use of violent and graphic imagery, as well as their exploration of taboo subjects. The band has been accused of promoting Satanism and encouraging violence, leading to protests and calls for boycotts. In particular, their 1985 album "Hell Awaits" was the subject of much controversy due to its Satanic themes and cover art, which depicted a Hellish landscape with demonic creatures.

The Legacy

Despite the controversy, Slayer's influence on the metal genre cannot be denied. The band has been credited with helping to create and popularize thrash metal, alongside bands like Metallica and Megadeth. Their music has influenced countless metal bands that have followed in their wake, with their aggressive riffs and fast-paced drumming becoming hallmarks of the thrash metal sound. The band's high-energy live performances have also become legendary, with fans often describing them as some of the most intense and memorable shows they have ever seen.

The End of an Era

In 2018, Slayer announced that they would be embarking on a final world tour, bringing an end to their legendary career. The tour, dubbed "The Final Campaign", was intended to give fans a chance to see the band one last time before they called it quits. The tour concluded in November 2019 with a final show in Los Angeles, marking the end of an era for thrash metal fans worldwide.

The Conclusion

Slayer's impact on the metal genre is immeasurable. The band's aggressive music and controversial themes have made them a lightning rod for criticism and debate, but their influence on the thrash metal sound is undeniable. With their final tour now completed, Slayer has left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal, and their legacy will continue to inspire and influence metal fans for generations to come.