Signed photo of KERRY KING, guitarist of thrash kings Slayer!

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kerryking1As I grew up in the late 80s I was completely ignorant to the things who’d been going on in the Bay Area of San Fransisco a few years earlier. The formation and excecution of the thrash revolution had started just after the turn of the decade. A faster and more agressive version of the Punk rock and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) had emerged. It was fast guitars, frantic drums and technical music from A to Z!

This photo caught my eye because of its intense feeling and cool angle. Kerry King of metal giants Slayer is one of the most legendary guitarists around. Hell, keeping up with the speed of younger guys in the thrash metal ciruit is no picnic, but King and his fellow Slayers, singer/ bassist  Tom Araya, drummer Dave Lombardo and fellow guitarist Jeff Hannemann have kept it together for more than 30 years! The photo is 8×10 inches and a commercial/ add for B.C.Rich guitars. It is signed in silver pen by King, and best of all: It is authenticated by, the absolute leader in memorabilia, meaning its the real deal! This one goes up on my wall for sure 🙂

Here’s how Wikipedia describes Slayer:

Slayer is an American thrash metal band formed in Huntington Park, California in 1981 by guitarist, Kerry King and drummer, Dave Lombardo. Slayer rose to fame with their 1986 release, Reign in Blood,] and is credited as one of the “Big Four” thrash metal acts, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer’s sales are in the estimated high 20 millions, although they have never publicly announced their sales worldwide.

Slayer’s musical traits involve fast tremolo picking, double bass drumming, and shouted vocals. Hanneman, King, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, contribute to the band’s lyrics. King and Hanneman create and arrange the music with additional arrangement from drummer Dave Lombardo and sometimes Araya. The band’s lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as serial killers, Satanism, religion and warfare, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the public.

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  2. melissa graetz

    Hi i have bought a storage unit and it full of B.C. rich memorabilia all kinds of signed pictures and Profs. Pictures ,guitars Prints and layouts of how they are made .old heavy metal bands polaroids of megadeath back in the day,slayer ,oingo boingo , prince, and a lot more i dont know who they are cause not my time era but there is back stage pics all kinds of stuff from bich when he raced his jet boats .all kinds of pictures of bc rich when he first started making guitars and bands that we nobodies and now there somebodies .old magazines from the 80′ and 70′ metal bands death metal ones pictures of every guitar he ever made pages and pages of pictures of bands and there bc rich guitars when they were young first starting out. Im wanting to sell all of it if your interested i can email pictures of some of the stuff i have theres old posters and flyers of concerts in perfect condition from the late 70 early 80 big hair and alot of makeup wherein pictures of john stamoes when he was young and buying a bc rich guitar. So let me know if you would be interestd and what u would be willing to pay. Thankyou for your time .

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