Eligible since: 2008 (The 2009 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2025 (ranked #229) .
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Reign In Blood (1986)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Raining Blood (1986)||☆||♫||☊|
|Angel of Death (1986)||☆||♫||☊|
Slayer @ Wikipedia
Comments57 comments so far (post your own)
they are the best damn thrash band ever
Posted by zach iuliucci on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 23:22pm
Should they get in? Yes.
Posted by Matt on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 10:24am
Will Slayer be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Posted by Edgar on Friday, 09.1.06 @ 19:23pm
Slayer really does deserve to be in the rock hall of fame.But will they? like Matt pointed out probably not, unless the Rock board shapes up and has other members deciding who gets in. It took them forever to induct the innovators of the metal genre, Black Sabbath. But do they honestly have the testicle fortitude to induct one of the most brutal and controversial rock bands of all time? Pretty sure they dont. One of the most brutal and controversial rock groups of all time. Why do they deserve to get in? Aside from being a great thrash metal band and giving birth to black/death metal (which of course the Hall of Fame will overlook), it is withouth a question their album Reign in Blood. Not only is it very influential but the fact that it tends to get a top 10 spot in lists of the heaviest albums ever and best thash metal albums of all time. Kerry King was right in his statement about their chances of being inducted, but if they do, well lets just say it will be raining blood.
Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 16:34pm
to be honest i dont really like slayer but i would rather them be there than any rapper
Posted by joey on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 17:21pm
As a longtime Slayer fan, I really beleive they were as influential as Metallica. However until earlier late 70's early 80's metal bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden get in, Slayer has no chance.
Posted by Irondell on Thursday, 02.15.07 @ 21:53pm
Slayer is nominated !!!
Posted by Nate McLeod on Friday, 02.16.07 @ 03:09am
If it is anything to do with the ebing of influential then slayer should hands down get it. They had influenced an entire 20 years of Heavy Metal and basically "gave birth" to thrash rock. SLAYER FOR HALL OF FAME 08!!!!!!!!
Posted by ChrisPink on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 12:14pm
Well...Slayer did influence death metal in a way...but I doubt they will be noticed on 2 factors. 1). As pointed out, it's already tough for metal/hard rock acts to get in and 2). the style of Slayer's music...will it really be accepted by the public?
Posted by maplejet on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:49pm
The only reson it took Black Sabbath so long to get in was because Ozzy kept taking there name off the bill, because the public had no say on who gets in
Posted by Shadow Of Oblivion on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 21:33pm
Do they deserve to get in? Hell yes!
Posted by Aaron on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 05:38am
So I'm curious...Where the hell is Voivod?
Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 22:24pm
The greatest thrash band ever...period!! I've seen them live 14 times and you will never see a better show. You'll probably see Snoop Dogg get in before Slayer. Just goes to show the folks at the Hall Of fame just don't get it. Slayer has been doing this for 25 years and they stayed true the whole time. Ozzfest should have been renamed Slayerfest!!!!
Posted by Danny on Thursday, 05.31.07 @ 23:10pm
"zzfest should have been renamed Slayerfest!!!!"-Danny
Posted by William on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 04:22am
Posted by SaveTHEanimals on Sunday, 09.16.07 @ 12:15pm
Yes I think they belong in the hall. The influence they have had on the music world is not in question. Just look at the inovation of Double Bass drums by Lombardo.
Posted by Richie Riot on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 18:43pm
Should they be? HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by karl on Sunday, 10.28.07 @ 04:12am
Considering that Reign in Blood is pretty much "Year 0" for every form of extreme metal, they deserve induction for their influence and legacy alone. Their complete loyalty to their genre also stands out as an important factor to their credibility (especially in comparison to the embarassingly commerical leanings later on in the careers of Megadeth, Anthrax, and Metallica).
Posted by Issy on Sunday, 12.30.07 @ 10:05am
Slayer is an amazing group, and their influence on heavy music of all genres grows daily. I think there is a good chance they will be inducted, but it will probably take years. As of right now, there are several eligible artists with priority over Slayer who have yet to be inducted. Something that also hurts Slayer's chances is their statistics. For their continuing longevity and the number of releases they have, they have not sold an overwhelming number of records and concert tickets, which is something voters unfortunately consider. I think Slayer will suffer from the Richie Valens syndrome. They deserve it, but the long list of eligibles ahead of them, coupled with their stats, will keep them out for a long while.
Posted by Chris M on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 18:04pm
I think not playing their music on radio will hurt their chances,but it's great listening to them on XM. If the judges see them in concert,they will truly have to consider them.Ther the loudest and the most evil band I ever saw!
Posted by frank on Monday, 03.24.08 @ 05:46am
Do I think Slayer should be inducted? Hell Yeah! But as some have said, probably not before Motorhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. The three most popular bands from the late 70's and early 80's who had a direct impact on the development of thrash metal and the other later extreme genres.
Posted by Dan on Friday, 08.1.08 @ 03:48am
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 18:34pm
Posted by Sum Ting Wong on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 11:06am
Rick Rubin should get in for Slayer's Reign In Blood, the best metal album ever, and for his Johnny Cash CDs, which resurrected Cash's career.
Posted by Bruce Helmick on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 12:33pm
The WORST thrash metal band ever.
Posted by Steven Stalker on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 05:06am
Slayer is terrible. Metal at it's worst
Posted by zygote on Monday, 12.22.08 @ 16:13pm
oh really? SLAYER OWNS!
Posted by Metalheart on Saturday, 12.27.08 @ 19:34pm
my name is michael from texas i know and believe slayer will get intducted into the rock n roll hall of fame they desrve it .thier the best speed metal thrash band ive eever heard to me they put speed in metal i grew up listening to slayer they rock im forming my own speed metal band later slayer is a big influence on me.i watch one of thier videoes.tom araya and all of them are the best.hell yeah they deserve to be in thier
Posted by michael ingram on Monday, 01.12.09 @ 20:34pm
They better get in before nirvana,that's all. I like pie.
Posted by S.R on Friday, 02.6.09 @ 19:00pm
''Slayer is terrible.Metal at its worst'' No,you're just a pussy my friend.Slayer is freaking awesome.
Posted by S.R on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 16:37pm
I'm a big Slayer fan but they probably won't get in.
Posted by Chris on Sunday, 03.15.09 @ 11:14am
Slayer is the only band this heavy which is capable of developing such well structured and musically inclined songs. Slayer should and must be inducted into any and all level's of musical recognition. 20 years of pure hell on earth and still reigning. SLAYERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Posted by Adam on Tuesday, 03.31.09 @ 23:29pm
Why NOT? Slayer NEEDS to be in there! They'd be stupid to leave them out!
Posted by Antonio on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 04:30am
They will be in there because they are partially responsible for the explosion of speed metal, thrash metal, death metal, gothic metal, thrash-core, grind-core, etc.
Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 13:32pm
These guys are crap. All Kerry King does it write the same riff over and over again and hope that people go out and buy it
Posted by Dustin on Thursday, 05.14.09 @ 15:47pm
i agree with Dustin, same riffs & same style of singing over the years. someone better tell them that only playing fast is not everything. these guys can't be like Metallica or Megadeth
Posted by ASR on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 22:54pm
I've seen them several times and owned all their CDs. Reign in Blood is one of the greatest CDs ever. However, they're mediocre at best after that. Many more heavy bands come first.
Posted by on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 15:02pm
They're like most any other metal band...They're gonna have a tough time getting in...But Abba(Not Rock) gets in fine...Slayer is the best thrash metal ever...better then Metallica
Posted by Jay on Thursday, 12.31.09 @ 13:57pm
I find the comparisons between Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax pointless. Yes, their roots are the same, but they all went in completely different directions. Also, I think "Year O" for black metal and extreme metal would be Venom. However, it's true Slayer have some excellent work, Dave Lombardo is a phenomenal (spell?) drummer and influential, and the band is probably "Year 0" for death metal, and lots of death metal and other metal bands cite them as an influence. Plus, they kicked playing fast into a whole new gear. They should absolutely be in. However, Deep Purple, Venom, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Motorhead all deserve to be in first (plus a couple others), and probably all of them except Venom will have to get in for Slayer to have a real chance, though non-metal critics do have good things to say about Slayer these days (see Classic Rock Magazine). The hall doesn't think highly of metal, Venom's too obscure to be noticed, Purple's been eligibile since '93, Priest since '99, Maiden since '04, and Motorhead since the early 2000's, and none of them have even been nominated yet, so don't expect to see Slayer considered any time soon.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 12:50pm
Slayer should be in. They are a big influence on today's big modern metal bands like Slipknot, Hatebreed, etc.
Posted by Edgar on Friday, 03.5.10 @ 00:37am
YES! Considering how they kickstarted the extreme metal genres or had a hand in helping inspire the extreme metal pioneers!
Posted by Antonio on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 08:57am
Kickstarted death metal. The fathers of extreme metal would probably be Venom (who influenced Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth, and may have been the first black metal band because they came up with the term. Yes to Venom, Slayer and Megadeth.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 17:03pm
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 19:54pm
11. How many Grammy-level songs/albums did Slayer have? For how long of a period did Slayer dominate the music scene? How many Rolling Stone covers did Slayer appear on?? Did most of the bands with this kind of impact go into the Hall of Fame? They have plenty of music which I think is better than some stuff that's won Grammys, but that's subjective. Slayer got some MTV play in the early to mid 90's but never dominated the music scene in terms of popularity. I'd say for a while they were one of the best thrash bands around, but again that's subjective. No Rolling Stone covers. Plenty of bands who created something new and/or were massively influential within their genres were inducted. There are some more bands waiting to be inducted who did at least one of the two, both in and out of metal.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 05.6.10 @ 21:12pm
Posted by bob on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 08:47am
''Slayer is terrible.Metal at its worst'' No,you're just a pussy my friend.Slayer is freaking awesome.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 06:21am
"Wow what a comment. Such class! Such insight! Such substance!"
Posted by Ralph on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 08:38am
Quite the contrary, Ralph, I happen to think Slayer should be in (see Sam's excellent comments) and I had already had made that clear prior (not in that post). Hate to disappoint you but you're not getting an argument from me today!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 09:46am
"I had already had made that clear prior "
Posted by ralph on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 10:47am
"I don't see any other posts from you above. If it was in a different thread, I missed it."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 10:55am
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Posted by Kyle on Tuesday, 11.22.11 @ 17:44pm
RIP, Jeff Hanneman
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 05.2.13 @ 19:10pm
First Year Eligibility material.
Posted by Hunter Morrow on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 14:31pm
Of course, eventually.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:37pm
"They better get in before nirvana,that's all. I like pie.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:41pm
Slayer has produced more music than most of the crappy rap groups that are in. I live in Akron, and will never go there until Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Slayer, and many more metal bands get the respect they rightly deserve.
Posted by Dan on Tuesday, 07.28.15 @ 12:08pm
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