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Legendary Slayer Album Artist Dies at 65

  • While even the most devout Slayer fans may have never heard of Larry Carroll, they’ve certainly seen his work. The artist was responsible for the band’s most iconic album covers, including Reign in BloodSeasons in the Abyss and Christ Illusion.
  • Carroll has passed away at the age of 65, a gallery that displays his work announced Wednesday.
  • The artist first hooked up with Slayer in 1986 at the suggestion of producer Rick Rubin. “Not many art directors were lining up to ask me to illustrate the next Aerosmith or Sting album,” Carroll said in 2010. “I think they were afraid of what they would get. I was always told my work was too dark for most folks. So Slayer was a good fit for me.”
  • Which of Carroll’s covers most accurately reflects its album’s music? What’s the coolest album cover of all time?
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