The famous songwriter and founder of Arch Enemy, Michael Amott, posted a bunch of new photos on his verified Instagram page and paid his tribute to Slayer with a meaningful letter.

As you will check out the photos right below, Michael showed his rare vinyl of Slayer’s Hell Awaits album and shared the lyric page of the song from the same album: “Necrophiliac.”

Here is what Michael Amott wrote:

“What a band, SLAYYEERRRR!!! Read somewhere that Slayer’s “Hell Awaits” record turns 35 years old today! 🤯 I think it’s pretty cool that I still have my vinyl copy I bought when it came out. I remember clearly dropping the needle on this for the first time at my parents’ house and the intro sounded so evil and menacing…

I was extremely impressed. Fast forward a whole bunch of years to 2003 and my band Arch Enemy is on tour with Slayer with this original classic lineup – and they’re playing “At Dawn They Sleep”, “Necrophiliac” and “Hell Awaits” every night! Also, Kerry King showed me how to play the riffs in the title track correctly. Sometimes Metal dreams do come true, kids! 😜 #SLAYER #HELLAWAITS”

As one of the users who liked the post was legendary Slayer guitarist Gary Holt, another user named kisoon437 commented on the post:

“The album that got me into all this metal madness… Great memories. There best🤘🔥”

Another user named descend360 shared his opinion:

“Soo cool !!😎 I have that one show no mercy and a picture disc of the haunted chapel – part of my prized collection from yesteryear when I had money and no family 🤔👀😂”

You may check out these photos right below.

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What a band, SLAYYEERRRR!!! Read somewhere that Slayer’s “Hell Awaits” record turns 35 years old today! 🤯 I think it’s pretty cool that I still have my vinyl copy I bought when it came out. I remember clearly dropping the needle on this for the first time at my parents house and the intro sounded so evil and menacing…I was extremely impressed. Fast forward a whole bunch of years to 2003 and my band Arch Enemy is on tour with Slayer with this original classic lineup – and they’re playing “At Dawn They Sleep”, “Necrophiliac” and “Hell Awaits” every night! Also, Kerry King showed me how to play the riffs in the title track correctly. Sometimes Metal dreams do come true, kids! 😜 #SLAYER #HELLAWAITS

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