Tom Araya

1961 - Today

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Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [tom aɾaʝa]; born June 6, 1961) is a Chilean-American musician, best known as the vocalist and bassist of American thrash metal band Slayer. Araya is ranked fifty-eighth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. Araya was employed as a respiratory therapist in the early 1980s and used his earnings to finance Slayer's debut album Show No Mercy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Araya has received more than 1,577,899 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Tom Araya is the 646th most popular musician (down from 530th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Chile (down from 37th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chilean Musician.

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Among musicians, Tom Araya ranks 646 out of 2,675Before him are Armando Manzanero, Scott Bradley, Andy Fletcher, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Kenny Loggins, and Jorge Bolet. After him are K. K. Downing, Bix Beiderbecke, Sam Phillips, Giovanni Sgambati, Nelson Freire, and Jörg Demus.

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Among people born in 1961, Tom Araya ranks 80Before him are Moana Pozzi, Chad Smith, David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Bonnie Hunt, Andy Fletcher, and Sergei Aleinikov. After him are Ralph Macchio, Jacky Cheung, Bernard Werber, Guido Westerwelle, Frans Timmermans, and Melissa Etheridge.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Tom Araya ranks 42 out of 225Before him are Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Patricio Guzmán (1941), Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1877), Juan Ignacio Molina (1740), Pedro Pascal (1975), and Arturo Alessandri (1868). After him are José Manuel Balmaceda (1840), René Schneider (1913), Vicar (1934), Alexis Sánchez (1988), Vicente Huidobro (1893), and Marcelo Salas (1974).

Among MUSICIANS In Chile

Among musicians born in Chile, Tom Araya ranks 3Before him are Claudio Arrau (1903) and Violeta Parra (1917).