Slayer Logo

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Slayer Logo
One of the pioneers in extreme metal, Slayer has always opted for symbols connected with sinister and even satanic themes.

Meaning and history

Slayer Logo history

The band’s interest in dark, evil motives became obvious with the release of the debut album, “Show No Mercy”, in 1983. The red wordmark was set over an incomplete pentagram made up of four swords. The fifth sword could be seen in the hands of the goat-headed creature standing next to the pentagram.

Pentagram symbol

symbol Slayer
The incomplete pentagram motive has been a distinctive feature of the Slayer album covers ever since, including the album “Repentless” released in 2015.

Eagle emblem

Slayer emblem
The Slayer logo depicting an eagle appeared with the release of the “Seasons in the Abyss” album in 1990. Because of the emblem, the band had to appear in court. It turned out that the logo resembled the Eagle atop swastika, so Slayer was accused of holding Nazi sympathies. However, the band members have denied any interest in Nazism quite a few times.


Font Slayer Logo
The wordmark made its debut on the cover of the “Show No Mercy” album (1983). The sharp angles and unusual lines of the letters emphasize the emotional temperature of the music.


Color Slayer Logo
In most cases, the wordmark is red. Other colors may be used, depending on the visual context surrounding the Slayer logo.