In the late eighties this band's album contained stickers which proudly
boasted "featuring brothers of
Tom Araya and Jeff Hanneman".
In reality this was only half true -- yes, bassist Johnny Araya is Tom's
brother, but the other guy (Joey "Hanneman") in fact was no relation to
Jeff, as his real name was Joey Fuchs, and presumably went with the
Hanneman name just as a gimmick.
In any case, the album in question, Death By A Clothes Hanger
, did bear
a vague resemblance to early Slayer -- thrash, yes,
but this was more of a messy, punky brand of thrash, verging on crossover.
They broke up some time after that album, but some twenty-five years later
three of the five members reunited (though neither of the two
aforementioned guys are involved), still sporting a punk/thrash sound.
(Thine Eyes Bleed)
Death By A Clothes Hanger
- Happilly Married
- Son of Sam
- Live to Kill
- Good Hearted Man
- Treatment of Death
- Death by a Clothes Hanger
- Belligerent Youth
- Harassment by Farm Animals
- First to Die
- Joey Fuchs
- Bobby Tovar
- George Hierro
- John Araya
- Jimmy Sotelo