Phil Anselmo Talks About Slayer's 'Reign In Blood'

This year marks 25 years since the release of one of the great thrash albums of all time, Slayer's Reign In Blood. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, Down vocalist Phil Anselmo recently shared some thoughts on the album with The Quietus. An excerpt follows:

"I bought Reign In Blood on vinyl when it first came out. I really had no cash to do much of anything but getting that record was essential... Shit, I probably would have stolen it if it weren't for a friend lending me the cash to buy it. Anyway, all I had to listen to it on was my buddy's shitty turntable at the apartment I was living in and it skipped constantly — I was furious! But I eventually got the cassette and all was, well, crushing! There wasn't a single show I'd go to where Reign In Blood wasn't the talk of the night; it killed everything else even considered 'heavy.'"

You can read the full interview here.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.