Tom Araya
Tom Araya

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Name: Tom Araya
Occupation: Metal Singer
Gender: Male
Height: 178 cm (5' 11'')
Birth Day: June 6, 1961
Age: 59
Birth Place: Vina del Mar, Chile
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Height: 178 cm (5' 11'')
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Tom Araya

Tom Araya was born on June 6, 1961 in Vina del Mar, Chile (59 years old). Tom Araya is a Metal Singer, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Tom Arayanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

His songs are often about serial killers.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$14 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Tom Araya Salary Detail

In 1981, Araya was approached by Kerry King, who asked Araya to join his band, Slayer. Araya accepted, using his earnings as a respiratory therapist to finance the band's 1983 debut album Show No Mercy. Araya requested time off of work from his employer, the Brotman Medical Center, for Slayer's first European tour in 1984 and was denied; "'We need you to come in today.' They'd call me at 5:00 in the morning and wake me, 'Someone's not coming in, we need you to come in to work.'" After a month of sporadic attendance, his employers threatened termination; Araya replied "Well, I guess I'm fired." Along with King, Araya was one of the two original members to remain in Slayer for the entire length of the band's career, from 1981 to 2019.

Before Fame

He was a respiratory therapist, saving up money to help Slayer release their first album.

Biography Timeline

1981

In 1981, Araya was approached by Kerry King, who asked Araya to join his band, Slayer. Araya accepted, using his earnings as a respiratory therapist to finance the band's 1983 debut album Show No Mercy. Araya requested time off of work from his employer, the Brotman Medical Center, for Slayer's first European tour in 1984 and was denied; "'We need you to come in today.' They'd call me at 5:00 in the morning and wake me, 'Someone's not coming in, we need you to come in to work.'" After a month of sporadic attendance, his employers threatened termination; Araya replied "Well, I guess I'm fired." Along with King, Araya was one of the two original members to remain in Slayer for the entire length of the band's career, from 1981 to 2019.

2006

In 2006, Araya underwent gallbladder surgery, which disrupted The Unholy Alliance tour. Originally set to launch on June 6, the tour was postponed to June 13. Araya was also unable to finish the vocals for a song entitled "Final Six," which was to be included on Slayer's 2006 album Christ Illusion; later released on the special edition of the album. Araya brought his children on the tour stating "it's kind of cool to expose them at such a young age. My first concert, I was, like, 17." "We [Slayer] have been fortunate- fortunate enough to have lasted as long as we have because a lot of bands don't last that long."

2010

On January 7, 2010, Slayer announced on its official website that back surgery had been scheduled for Araya and that the planned tour would be canceled through April of that year. The site assured fans, "Slayer camp working hard to reschedule dates for later this year." Araya is known for his aggressive headbanging and began experiencing back problems while the band was on tour in Australia/New Zealand/Japan in October 2009. Araya had an Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. "The surgeon opened up my throat from the front," he explained. "Apparently it's easier that way. They pushed my oesophagus over to one side and did the repair work. It seems to have done the trick but I can't headbang anymore."

On March 12, 2010, Metal Hammer magazine published an interview with Slayer's Dave Lombardo about Araya's recovery. The drummer stated, "He's recovering extremely quickly and really well. He is just moving forward and doing all the treatments and post operation stuff that he has to go through. He's doing good." On May 20, 2010, Slayer confirmed that they would play two songs on TV for Jimmy Kimmel Live! As a result of his surgery, Araya has significantly tempered his once aggressive on-stage movement and headbanging; now remaining relatively still during performances. On June 3, 2011, Araya received the keys to the city of his birth, Viña del Mar, Chile.

2014

In 2014, Araya made a cameo in the heavy metal horror film Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie, directed by Joshua Allan Vargas.

2016

In 2016, Araya further explained that the main reason Slayer used satanic imagery was to scare people, in particular, the "Hollywood people," wanting to separate themselves from the androgynous Sunset Strip metal scene of the 1980s.

2018

From May 2018 to November 2019, with the last show being in their hometown, Los Angeles, Slayer embarked on what they called their final world tour, and eventually dissolved.

Family Life

Tom married Sandra Araya in 1995 and they welcomed two kids named Ariel Asa and Tomas Enrique Araya.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Tom Araya is 61 years, 3 months and 21 days old. Tom Araya will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Tuesday 6th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Tom Araya upcoming birthday.

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Recent Birthday Highlights

59th birthday - Saturday, June 6, 2020

Slayer Legend Gary Holt Sends Special Words To Tom Araya

Gary Holt, who rocked the stage with the thrash metal band Slayer between 2011 to 2019, has just shared a new photo to celebrate Tom Araya's 59th birthday.

Tom Araya 59th birthday timeline
57th birthday - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Slayer // Live @ Riverbend Music Center // 6.6.18

56th birthday - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

55th birthday - Monday, June 6, 2016

Happy 55th Birthday, Tom Araya of SLAYER

Metal Salute: All Hail Metal! \m/ ... All about metal music.

Tom Araya 55th birthday timeline
50th birthday - Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Steve Vai and Tom Araya! - Geeks of Doom

Today, June 6, 2011, another birthday is shared by two greats of hard rock and metal. Guitarist Steve Vai is 51 and Slayer front man and bass player Tom Araya celebrates his 50th birthday! Slayer, led by the fearsome and frighteningly talented Tom Araya, has been at the forefront of thrash metal for nearly 30 years. Its aggression, power, and speed is filtered through Araya, whose domineering presence drives the mighty Slayer sound and performance. 25 years ago Slayer dropped an almighty metal bomb. Reign In Blood for me is the greatest and purest thrash metal album. Born in Viña del Mar, Chile on June 6, 1961, Araya’s contribution to music has not gone unnoticed and he recently receive the key to the city of his birth [...]

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