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Tom Araya

Tom Araya is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Araya was employed as a respiratory therapist in the early 1980s & used his earnings to finance Slayer's debut album Show No Mercy. Much of Araya's lyrical content is about serial killers, a subject he finds interesting, first making his lyrical contribution to 1985's Hell Awaits with the track "At Dawn They Sleep".

Tom Araya also appeared in Sam Dunn's documentary '', and was asked about his religious background, to which he commented "Catholic." He was also asked "God Hates Us All'', How does it fit in?" To which Araya replied "God doesn't hate. [But] it's a great fucking title."

Related websites

Ampeg : Artist Profile - Tom Araya

The ESP Guitar Company :: Tom Araya Signature Series

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