Watch Slayer's 'Raining Blood' Played on Banjo

Metal titans' classic shredded on banjo - check it out.

Watch Slayer's 'Raining Blood' Played on Banjo
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Earlier this month, metal fans were blown away by Chicago based guitarist Rob Scallon's note-perfect rendition of Slayer's "War Ensemble" on ukelele. Now, Scallon is back with a new Slayer rendition. This time, he's attempted a version of the band's 1986 classic "Raining Blood," played on banjo. You can check it out below.

AsĀ Blabbermouth notes, Scallon isn't the first person to perform an unusual cover of the Slayer track. Tori Amos transformed the song from a thrash metal juggernaut into an acoustic ballad for her 2001 covers album "Strange Little Girls." Speaking of that version, guitarist Kerry King noted:

"It took me a minute and a half to find a spot in the song where I knew where she was," he said. "It's so weird. If she had never told us, we would have never known. You could have played it for us and we'd have been like, 'What's that?' Like a minute and a half through I heard a line and was like, 'I know where she's at!'"


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    SG-Burchett
    Banjo? scrap that. The guy playing the spoons is the one who really steals the show. Now I know what the original has been missing all this time!
    Brewah43
    I love Scallon. been watching his stuff for a long time. His original songs are amazing. He also did a cool slayer cover on the Cello.
    BCRichSOBA7X
    Rob's at it again :3 I F**KING love the guy. You should watch the Metal Madlibs too, for anyone looking for comedic relief while listening to heavy music.
    JBTheLefty
    Isn't this the same guy who did War Ensemble on Ukulele?
    gorkyporky
    "Earlier this month, metal fans were blown away by Chicago based guitarist Rob Scallon's note-perfect rendition of Slayer's "War Ensemble" on ukelele. Now, Scallon is back with a new Slayer rendition. This time, he's attempted a version of the band's 1986 classic "Raining Blood," played on banjo. You can check it out below. " You could at least read the article.
    Izzy-Sweet
    This is a real case of "Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it"
    Izzy-Sweet
    Aww, c'mon guys, I was just making a light-hearted crack I actually think this is quite funny.
    Jamma
    This video emphasises how bad slayer's music really is when you break it down.
    killjim01
    ratbertovich
    Sounds more like shamisen than banjo playing. Which makes me think: Yoshida Brothers should cover this.