When you think of thrash metal there’s one band that stands out from all the rest: Slayer. Jeff Hanneman, a founding member, and co-lead guitarist of the thrash metal giants.
Slayer was formed in 1982 in Huntington Park, California, by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer defied the odds for a non-mainstream band, winning Grammy Awards, charting high on Billboard and even performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
They've rocked the stage at Download, Rock Am Ring, Sonsiphere and many more. At the age of 49 Jeff sadly passed away. However, his legacy and music live on, continuing to influence metal subgenres and bands all over the world. The remaining members of Slayer played their final-ever show at The Forum in Los Angeles on 30 November 2019, cementing Jeff’s and Slayer’s legacy.