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Slayer: All The Info On Divine Intervention

On October 3, 1994, Slayer released Divine Intervention. Reason enough to live you these 10 facts about the album

* This was the first Slayer album to feature drummer Paul Bostaph, who had replaced Dave Lombardo.

* Tom Araya claimed that many of the songs on the album were inspired by watching TV. And was also inspired by hating life.

* This was the longest gap the band had ever had between studio albums. Divine Intervention came out fours tears after Seasons In The Abyss.

* If you look at the sleeve it has the words Satan Laughs As You Eternally Rot. The band previously used this phrase on Show No Mercy.

* This was the first Slayer album to make it into the US Top Ten, peaking at number eight.

* The song 213 was the first love song the band had ever done. But the title comes from the number of serial killer Jeffery Dahmer's old apartment.

* The cover artwork was done by Wes Benscoter, who has also done sleeves for Black Sabbath, Cattle Decapitation, Kreator and Nile.

* The album was banned in Germany for its explicit lyrics.

* The band's Divine Intervention tour started on November 6, 1994 in Dublin and ended on April 11, 1995 in Honolulu.

* One for Hawkwind fans. The assistant engineer on the album was Dave Brock. Could this have been the famed Hawkman? What do you think?!

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