Jeff Hanneman of Slayer has died

jeff-hanneman-slayer-dead-diedIt is a very sad day of extreme metal. One of the founders of Slayer and thrash metal as a whole style, Jeff Hanneman, has died due to kidney failure. Since his spider bite incident a few years back, he has been temporarily out of Slayer, taking time off. Most probably, that disease he got from the bite has had a lot to do with this tragedy.

When looking back at the impact Slayer has had and all the lyrics and riffs Hanneman wrote, it is impossible to imagine what would be without him. He is simply such a big force of metal, that the scene will not be the same without such a character. Of course Slayer will go on with Kerry King, Tom Araya, Gary Holy and some drummer. But the world of metal has lost yet another icon.

/Christoffer Bertzell

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