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Slayer's Tom Araya Ponders What Band Has the Craziest Fans at Mayhem Festival

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American thrash-metal band Slayer can easily be called one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

Their 1986 album Reign in Blood is considered to be the foundation of death metal (averaging a breakneck speed of 220 beats per minute), and they are credited as one of the "Big Four" metal acts, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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