Metal Singer

Tom Araya

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Age 62
Birthday June 61961
Birth Sign Gemini
City Vina del Mar
Country Chile
Profession Metal Singer

Tom Araya is a famous Metal Singer, born on June 6, 1961 in Chile. As of December 2022, Tom Araya’s net worth is $14 Million. His songs are often about serial killers.

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Spouse Sandra Araya
Children(s) Ariel Asa Araya, Tomas Enrique Araya Jr.

Tom Araya Biography

Bassist and vocalist for the American metal band Slayer who was ranked #58 on 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time list from Hit Parader. Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [tom aɾaʝa] ; born June 6, 1961) is a Chilean-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist of the 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..

He married Sandra Araya in 1995 and they welcomed two kids named Ariel Asa and Tomas Enrique Araya.

In the early 1980s, Araya’s eldest sister suggested he enroll in a program to become certified as a respiratory therapist. Araya’s father insisted he either find a job or enroll in the course. Araya enrolled in a two-year technical course, learning about air mixture ratios, drawing blood, and how to intubate.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Araya was employed as a respiratory therapist in the early 1980s and used his earnings to finance Slayer’s debut album Show No Mercy. Much of Araya’s lyrical content is about serial killers, a subject he finds interesting; his first credited lyrical contribution was the vampire-themed track “At Dawn They Sleep” from 1985’s Hell Awaits.

Tom Araya Net Worth

Tom Araya is one of the richest Metal Singer & listed on most popular Metal Singer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tom Araya‘s net worth $14 Million.

Net Worth $14 Million
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Source of Income Metal Singer
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House Living in own house.

He was a respiratory therapist, saving up money to help Slayer release their first album.

Araya was employed as a respiratory therapist in the early 1980s and used his earnings to finance Slayer’s debut album Show No Mercy. Much of Araya’s lyrical content is about serial killers, a subject he finds interesting; his first credited lyrical contribution was the vampire-themed track “At Dawn They Sleep” from 1985’s Hell Awaits.

In 1981, Araya was approached by Kerry King, who asked Araya to join his band, Slayer. Araya accepted, using his earnings as a respiratory therapist to finance the band’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy. Araya requested time off of work from his employer, the Brotman Medical Center, for Slayer’s first European tour in 1984 and was denied; “‘We need you to come in today.’ They’d call me at 5:00 in the morning and wake me, ‘Someone’s not coming in, we need you to come in to work.’” After a month of sporadic attendance, his employers threatened termination; Araya replied “Well, I guess I’m fired.” Along with King, Araya was one of the two original members to remain in Slayer for the entire length of the band’s career, from 1981 to 2019.

Araya resides in Buffalo, Texas, where he owns a ranch with his wife Sandra Araya and two children, daughter Ariel Asa Araya (b. May 11, 1996) and son Tomas Enrique Araya, Jr. (b. June 14, 1998). He and his wife run a family ranch that includes 60+ head of cattle among other ranch animals. Araya reports that he sings country songs to help keep his “singing chops up.” Araya and his wife enjoy horror films such as The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The two allowed their children to watch horror films, but made it clear to them that it is just a movie when they asked “Is this real?” His children were homeschooled.

Who is Tom Araya dating?

According to our records, Tom Araya married to Sandra Araya. As of May 2022, Tom Araya’s is not dating anyone.

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On March 12, 2010, Metal Hammer magazine published an interview with Slayer’s Dave Lombardo about Araya’s recovery. The drummer stated, “He’s recovering extremely quickly and really well. He is just moving forward and doing all the treatments and post operation stuff that he has to go through. He’s doing good.” On May 20, 2010, Slayer confirmed that they would play two songs on TV for Jimmy Kimmel Live! As a result of his surgery, Araya has significantly tempered his once aggressive on-stage movement and headbanging; now remaining relatively still during performances. On June 3, 2011, Araya received the keys to the city of his birth, Viña del Mar, Chile.

Tom Araya Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Metal Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Chile. Tom Araya celebrates birthday on June 6 of every year.

In 2006, Araya underwent gallbladder surgery, which disrupted The Unholy Alliance tour. Originally set to launch on June 6, the tour was postponed to June 13. Araya was also unable to finish the vocals for a song entitled “Final Six,” which was to be included on Slayer’s 2006 album Christ Illusion; later released on the special edition of the album. Araya brought his children on the tour stating “it’s kind of cool to expose them at such a young age. My first concert, I was, like, 17.” “We [Slayer] have been fortunate- fortunate enough to have lasted as long as we have because a lot of bands don’t last that long.”

On January 7, 2010, Slayer announced on its official website that back surgery had been scheduled for Araya and that the planned tour would be canceled through April of that year. The site assured fans, “Slayer camp working hard to reschedule dates for later this year.” Araya is known for his aggressive headbanging and began experiencing back problems while the band was on tour in Australia/New Zealand/Japan in October 2009. Araya had an Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. “The surgeon opened up my throat from the front,” he explained. “Apparently it’s easier that way. They pushed my oesophagus over to one side and did the repair work. It seems to have done the trick but I can’t headbang anymore.”

In 2014, Araya made a cameo in the heavy metal horror film Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie, directed by Joshua Allan Vargas.

In 2016, Araya further explained that the main reason Slayer used satanic imagery was to scare people, in particular, the “Hollywood people,” wanting to separate themselves from the androgynous Sunset Strip metal scene of the ’80s.

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