God Hates Us All is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal
band Slayer. Released on September 11, 2001 the album received mixed
critical reviews, although it entered the Billboard 200 at number 28.
Recorded in three months at The Warehouse Studio in Canada, God Hates
Us All includes the Grammy Award-nominated "Disciple" and is the band's
last album to feature drummer Paul Bostaph. Guitarist Kerry King wrote
approximately 80% of the lyrics, adopting a different approach from
earlier recordings by including prevalent themes such as religion,
murder, revenge, and self-control. Limiting the lyrics to topics which
everyone could relate to, King wished to explore more in depth,
realistic subject matter. The band experimented musically by recording
two songs with seven-string guitars, and a further two with drop B
tunings. The album's release was delayed due to the graphic nature of
its artwork for which slip covers were created to cover the original
artwork, difficulties encountered during audio mixing, and the change
of distributor by the band's record label during the release period.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
HMS Beagle departed on its first voyage from Plymouth for a
hydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of
Lassen Peak in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California
violently erupted , the only volcanic eruption in the continental U.S.
in the 20th century until Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Ethnic rioting broke out in Ceylon, targeted mostly at the minority Sri
Lankan Tamils, resulting in up to 300 deaths over the next five days.
During Hindu–Muslim rioting in Meerut, India, 19 members of the
Provincial Armed Constabulary allegedly massacred 42 Muslims and dumped
the bodies in water canals.
Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA
Tour event in 58 years.
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