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"World Painted Blood"
Single by Slayer
from the album World Painted Blood
B-side "Atrocity Vendor"
Released 26 November 2010[1]
Format Vinyl
Genre heavy metal, thrash metal
Length 5:53 (song)
8:48 (total single length)
Label American Recordings
Writer(s) Jeff Hanneman
Tom Araya
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
Rick Rubin
Slayer singles chronology
"Hate Worldwide"
"World Painted Blood"

World Painted Blood is a song by American thrash metal band Slayer, and is the title track and third single from their 2009 studio album World Painted Blood. Released as a single on 26 November 2010, it was limited to 2500 copies pressed on 7-inch red vinyl, featuring the B-side "Atrocity Vendor", a non-album track. It was exclusively released through the Metal Club record store chain.[1]

The song itself was said by the band to be a continuation of "Final Six", a bonus track on the special edition of Slayer's 2006 album Christ Illusion, and deals with the end of the world.[2] Araya and Hanneman have said "World Painted Blood" is "one of the more classic Slayer songs".[2]

"World Painted Blood" was amongst the 5 nominees for Best Metal Performance in the 53rd Grammy Awards. Its competition included "El Dorado" by Iron Maiden, "Let the Guilt Go" by Korn, "In Your Words" by Lamb of God, and "Sudden Death" by Megadeth.[3] It was Slayer's 5th nomination in the category.[3]

Track Listing[edit]

  1. "World Painted Blood" (Hanneman, Araya) – 5:53
  2. "Atrocity Vendor" – 2:53


Band members


  1. ^ a b "SLAYER: 'World Painted Blood' Red-Vinyl 7" Single Due In November - Oct. 26, 2010". 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Slayer on the Origins of 'World Painted Blood' -- Exclusive Video". 10-15-2009. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved December 2, 2010.