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Slayer

Raining Blood

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“Raining Blood” is a song by the American thrash metal band Slayer. Written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King for the 1986 studio album Reign in Blood, the concept deals with religion, specifically said to be about overthrowing Heaven. Originally released on the Reign in Blood track listing on October 7, 1986, it was released as a single later that year. The song is one of only three tracks on Reign in Blood that is longer than three minutes, itself being four minutes and seventeen seconds long. The piece ends with a minute of rain sound effect, concluding Reign in Blood. Described as a “classic” by Allmusic, it is noticed by fans as one of Slayer’s most popular songs. As an almost permanent addition to their live sets, King and Hanneman said it... Read on...

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More songs by Slayer (See Charts): Necrophobic, Seasons In The Abyss, South Of Heaven, Reign In Blood, Angel Of Deah, and Angel Of Death.

Popular in Thrash Metal (See Charts): Master Of Puppets, Fade To Black, Holy Wars... The Punishment Due, Hangar 18, Sweating Bullets, and My Last Words.

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