When the screams died down… — Futuro Chile

It has been eleven years since the fateful May 2, 2013. When the death of Jeffrey John “Jeff” Hanneman was reported to the entire world from a hospital in the state of California, United States.

A liver deficiency took away one of the most emblematic, beloved and respected musicians on the extreme metal circuit. His particular sound influenced the rawness of the genre to unsuspected points. His style of harmony where his guitar made it seem like screams were heard in Slayer’s songs, went out after dragging in a problem that millions of people around the planet suffer from… alcoholism.

According to the BBC, 1 in every 20 deaths in the world is associated with alcohol and our dear friend who we never met left an indelible legacy. Of course, he had not performed live for some years after necrotizing fasciitis after an insect bite, which plunged him even deeper into drinking.

Remembering Jeff Hanneman…

In May 2011 in Indio (California), within the presentations of the so-called The Big Four, was the last time he went on stage as part of Slayer, with whom he led the creation of the anthems “Raining Blood”, “War Ensemble”, “Seasons in the Abyss” and “Angel of Death”.

A fan of war stories, Lemmy Kilmister himself passed on a taste for medals from the Second World War and especially from Nazi Germany. Hanneman gave his punk influences to the band of Tom Araya, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo, which he almost didn’t form to create Pap Smear, a punk rock project with King.

Silent as his friends said, he never wanted to have children. His legacy was not linked to childhood but to music, he was included in the ten best guitarists on the list of the “100 best heavy metal guitarists of all time” by Guitar World magazine, and many other attributes, we They make us remember it from La Radio del Rock.

The screams provided by his guitar can never be heard live, but they will live on in the reproduction of the millions of Slayer followers who continue to remember Jeff Hanneman eleven years after he transcended to another plane. Let’s remember him with the intensity of his music in Futuro.cl with one of his latest presentations and compositions. This is “World Painted Blood” and pay close attention to one of his last screams in the guitar solo…

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