Slayer is an American thrash metal band formed in Huntington Park, California, in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. 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. Their album Reign in Blood is considered to be the foundation and inspiration of death metal.
Back in the Soviet era, prison tattoos among criminals had a language all their own. A criminal's body served as a hard-earned record of his crimes, status — and maybe even some questionable bets.