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Tom Araya

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The Resume

    (June 6, 1962- )
    Frontman/bassist for Slayer
    Recorded 'Show No Mercy (1983),' 'Haunting the Chapel (1984),' 'Live Undead (1984),' 'Hell Awaits (1985),' 'Reign in Blood (1986),' 'South of Heaven (1988),' 'Seasons in the Abyss (1990),' 'Decade of Aggression (live album-1991),' 'Divine Intervention (1994),' 'Undisputed Attitude (1996),' 'Diabolus in Musica (1998)' and 'God Hates us All (2001)'

Why he might be annoying:

    Tom has a fanatical interest in serial killers (songs like 'Dead Skin Mask' and '213' were written about serial killers Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer)
    He once wore a shirt during concerts that read simply 'Sex.Murder.Art'
    Slayer were once the focal point of a murder trial involving three boys from California involved in the ritual murder of a 15 year old girl. The three young men claimed listening to Slayer had 'inflenced' them to murder a virgin girl, in order to earn 'a ticket to Hell.'
    Tom has been rumored to be a Satanist and Nazi sympathizer (for songs like 'Angel of Death' and 'Hell Awaits').

Why he might not be annoying:

    He has fronted Slayer for nearly 20 years.
    He laughs a lot during interviews and jokes around.
    Although Slayer have a satanic image, he is actually a religious man.
    He and his family were forced to flee Chile in 1966 due to political unrest, and they settled in Los Angeles.
    His main interest is not Satanism or the occult; he actually writes most of Slayer's lyrics now, focusing more on serial killers and social hypocrisy and injustice.
    He prefers to live in seclusion, in Texas.

Credit: Realm of Dead Souls


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 97 Votes: 31.96% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 93 Votes: 59.14% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 250 Votes: 60.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 296 Votes: 58.11% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 572 Votes: 67.83% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1011 Votes: 68.64% Annoying