Slayer – “Raining Blood” Live at The Big Four 2011

“Raining Blood” is one of the genuine metal anthems taken from Slayer’s legendary studio album “Reign in Blood” (American, 1986)

Lineup at this time

  • Tom Araya – Bass, Lead vocals
  • Kerry King – Guitars, Backing vocals
  • Jeff Hanneman – Guitars, Backing vocals
  • Gary Holt – Guitars, Backing vocals (support)
  • Dave Lombardo – Drums

Lyrics

Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
Death will be their acquisition

The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall into me, the sky’s crimson tears
Abolish the rules made of stone

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above

Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Your time slips away

Raining blood
From a lacerated sky
Bleeding its horror
Creating my structure
Now I shall reign in blood!
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Music composed by Jeff Hanneman
Lyrics written by Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King
© American Recordings

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