SLAYER Vinyl LP Albums Gallery

  SLAYER is an American Thrash Metal band formed by Tom Araya, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, in 1981 Huntington Park California. During the period 1981 until 1990 they have released in total 7 albums as EP or LP

 

banner photo with Slayer band-members

These Slayer albums released during the 1980s are:

1983 Show No Mercy, Slayer (USA)

1984 Haunting the Chapel (EP), Slayer (USA)

1984 Live Undead (Live Undead), Slayer (USA)

1985 Hell Awaits, Slayer (USA)

1986 Reign in Blood, Slayer (USA)

1988 South of Heaven, Slaver (USA)

1990 Seasons in the Abyss, Slayer (USA)

This section of the Vinyl Record Collectors guide lists the complete gramophone aka vinyl LP record discography of the Thrash Metal band SLAYER. On this summary page you will find album/record catalognrs, album titles, year of issue and country in which the record was issued.

A couple of notes on the band-members (past and present of the Slayer band:

  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.

  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 (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 , (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".

Detailed information incl collector's information, production information, and photos of the album covers can be viewed by selecting the records below individually.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country

SLAYER – Black Serenade

 

SLAYER – Black Serenade (2011, Germany)

is an unofficial collection of bonus tracks and B-Sides.

Abstract Recordings
Slayer - Christ Illusion

SLAYER - Christ Illusion (2006)

Depicting a mutilated Christ painted by longtime collaborator Larry Carroll , the album's graphic artwork courted controversy. An alternative cover was issued to conservative retailers who felt uncomfortable with the original

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American Recordings

 

SLAYER - Decade of Aggression (Live)

American 491302
SLAYER Diabolus in Musica

SLAYER - Diabolus in Musica (1998, France)

Diabolus in Musica is the eighth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on June 9, 1998, it is the second studio album to feature drummer Paul Bostaph.

American Recordings W743

SLAYER - Eyes of the insane Red Vinyl 7" (2006, Europe)

This record "Eyes of the Insane" is the 2006 single by the American thrash metal band Slayer, taken from their 2006 album Christ Illusion. The lyrics explore an American soldier's mental anguish following his return home from the second Gulf War, and are based on an article entitled "Casualty of War" in Texas Monthly magazine. "Eyes of the Insane" was written by vocalist Tom Araya during pre-production for the album.

 

 

American Recordings
Slayer - God Hates Us All
SLAYER - God Hates Us All (2001) -

Banzai BAM 1005

SLAYER - Haunting the Chapel (1984, Canada)

"Haunting the Chapel" is considered the first demonstration of the Slayers's "classic" Thrash Metal style as displayed on later albums

Metal Blade Records MBR 1024 / 71083

SLAYER - Haunting the Chapel (1984, USA)

Roadrunner RR 9795

SLAYER - Hell Awaits (1985, Netherlands)

"Hell Awaits" is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records in 1985.

Vinyl Passion VP80134

SLAYER - Live in Montreux 2002 2LP (2012, Netherlands)

This album "SLAYER Live in Montreux 2002 2LP" was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) on 7th July 2002.

Metal Blade Records RR 9574

SLAYER - Live Undead Metal Blade Records

SLAYER - Live Undead Metal Blade Records (1984-1987, Netherlands)

Collectors note: this release of "Live Undead" has the Metal Blade logo with a red guitar.. Other release of this album have the Metal Blade logo with a bleeing Axe.

"Live Undead" is the first live extended play by the American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released through Metal Blade Records and recorded in New York City in front of a room of people.

Metal Blade Records RR 9574

SLAYER - Live Undead (AXE)  Slayer recorded this album by playing live to a small audience in a studio as the venue.

Price 19€

For Sale   SLAYER - Live Undead ( Metal Blade with Blood Dripping AXE ) ( 1987, Netherlands )

Collectors note: this release of "Live Undead" has the Metal Blade logo with a blooded Axe. Other release of this album have the Metal Blade logo with a red guitar.

Slayer recorded this album by playing live to a small audience in a studio as the venue.

Metal Blade Records ‎– 3984-14033-1

SLAYER - Live Undead / Haunting the Chapel Ltd Ed Blue Vinyl (2008, Germany)

Limited Edition 180g Heavy Weight of 500 copies worldwide, pressed on Blue Semi-Transparent vinyl This is copy 027 of 500

Geffen Records 924 131
SLAYER - Reign in Blood

SLAYER - Reign in Blood (1986, Europe)

"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 through Def Jam Recordings.

Def American Recordings 846 871-1

SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss

SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss (1990, United Kingdom)

This album Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released on 9 October 1990, through Def American Records, and later through American Recordings after the record label changed its name.

SLAYER - Show No Mercy orig 1984 Black Vinyl (1984, Netherlands)

"Show No Mercy" is the debut album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. Brian Slagel signed the band to Metal Blade after watching the band perform the song "Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden. The band was forced to self-finance their debut album, combining the savings of vocalist Tom Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from guitarist Kerry King's father.

Back On Black – BOBV154LP

SLAYER - Show No Mercy Grey Vinyl (2009, United Kingdom)

This is the special edition of "Show No Mercy" pressed on Grey vinyl

Back On Black - BOBV154LP

SLAYER - Show No Mercy (White Vinyl) (2009,UK)

This is a Limited Edition, pressed on White Vinyl of the album "Show No Mercy" by the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer.

Def Jam Recordings / Geffen Records 924 203 (924203)
SLAYER - South of Heaven

SLAYER - South of Heaven (1988, EEC)

"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.