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Slayer, and 8 more '80s heavy metal faves

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
May 3, 2013 -- Updated 1944 GMT (0344 HKT)
The 1980s is famous for its hair metal, but Slayer, which<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/showbiz/california-jeff-hanneman-obit/index.html?hpt=en_c1' target='_blank'> lost one of its founding members when Jeff Hanneman died</a> Thursday, stood apart. The band, seen here in 1986, earned acclaim throughout that decade with their distinctive take on thrash metal. Slayer wasn't the only group on the harder side -- here are eight other heavy metal favorites that we rocked to in the '80s: The 1980s is famous for its hair metal, but Slayer, which lost one of its founding members when Jeff Hanneman died Thursday, stood apart. The band, seen here in 1986, earned acclaim throughout that decade with their distinctive take on thrash metal. Slayer wasn't the only group on the harder side -- here are eight other heavy metal favorites that we rocked to in the '80s:
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Slayer, and 8 more heavy metal '80s faves
Metallica
Anthrax
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Megadeth
Motörhead
AC/DC
Black Sabbath
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