Larry Carroll

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Larry Carroll
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship United States
Occupation Artist

Larry Carroll is an artist who has worked for The Progressive, The Village Voice and the New York Times Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Nation, Reason, SPIN, RayGun, and other periodicals drawing political illustrations.[1] Carroll's most notable work is designing the artwork for the American thrash metal band Slayer's album covers.

Carroll designed the artwork for Reign in Blood, South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss and Christ Illusion. Reign in Blood's release was delayed due to the controversial cover art,[1] though it placed in the "top 10 heavy metal album covers of all time" by Blender magazine.[2] Christ Illusion was banned in India for its graphic art depicting Christ mutilated with missing limbs, in a sea of blood with severed heads.[3]


  1. ^ a b "An exclusive oral history of Slayer". Decibel Magazine. 2006-8. Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2006-12-03.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin , Dunn, Sam and McFadyen, Scot (June 2006). "The Top Ten Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers of All Time". Blender magazine. Retrieved 2007-01-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ "India bans 'offensive' rock album". BBC News. 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2006-10-11.