American musician Rob Scallon presents a new video of himself playing the iconic track ‘Raining Blood’ by thrash legends SLAYER, but on a banjo. Or in Rob‘s words – “Raining blood, from my lacerated barn!” Check it out below:
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When Dan Phillipps and his wife Kinga got married at The Staaten in Staten Island, New York on September 24, 2011, they chose an unlikely song as their wedding intro: SLAYER‘s “Raining Blood” (see video footage below).
Asked why he chose this particular track to serve as the introduction to the newly hitched couple, Dan told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “SLAYER has always been a very special band to me. SLAYER, METALLICA and ANTHRAX were the reasons I got into heavy metal. I remember first hearing ‘Hell Awaits’ in 1987 and being blown away. I never heard anything like it.
“When I first met Kinga, I didn’t know she was into extreme music. She’s from Poland so I randomly asked her if she heard of BEHEMOTH or VADER. To my surprise, she heard of them and had seen them live in concert a few times. So we instantly clicked. Our second date was a ROTTING CHRIST concert.
“When I was planning our wedding intro, I knew that I didn’t want your typical wedding music for our intro. I spoke to Kinga about it and she agreed. A standard wedding intro just didn’t seem right for my wife and I. Something about the ‘Raining Blood’ intro seemed like the perfect walk-out music for us. I got goosebumps just thinking about it. Most of my friends and family loved our intro. They said it was perfect for my wife and I.”
SLAYER‘s classic song “Raining Blood” is featured in a 30-second commercial for Google‘s new $249 Chromebooks from Samsung. Check it out below. The ad is part of Google‘s new ad campaign that is designed around the “a computer for everyone” theme.
Google‘s new Chromebooks will be sold in 100 Best Buy stores, to be expanded to 500 stores, which will have special Chromebook kiosks staffed by Google-trained specialists. The new Chromebook will also be available for order online, including in the Google Play store.
ALTER BRIDGE and CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti recently told Noisecreep, “Some of my favorite riffs of all time are on SLAYER‘s song ‘Raining Blood’ and that really inspired me to write man of the menacing metal riffs that I have over the years.”