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Tom Araya Edit Profile

also known as Tomas Enrique Araya

musician

Tomas Enrique Araya is a Chilean musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band “Slayer”.

Background

Araya's older brother played the guitar. This inspired Araya to pick up the bass at age eight.

In 1981, Araya was approached by Kerry King, who asked Araya to join his band, “Slayer”. Araya accepted, using his earnings as a respiratory therapist to finance the band's 1983 debut album “Show No Mercy”.

On June 3, 2011, Araya received the keys to the city of his birth, Viña del Mar, Chile.

Unlike most of his “Slayer” bandmates who are nonreligious, Araya is Catholic.

Interests

  • Music & Bands

    thrash metal

Connections

wife:
Sandra Araya

daughter:
Ariel Asa

son:
Tomas Enrique