Tom Araya’s Evil Autograph

As you may have read in my post about Layne Staley, I was lucky enough to attend the first show of the ‘Clash of the Titans’ Tour, featuring Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and Alice In Chains.

I met some of my musical idols that day and received many autographs. Most of them were illegible scribbles, but Tom Araya of Slayer took a more artistic approach.

 He took considerable time crafting his signature, and after he walked away I was left to examine and interpret it. His name was written in a highly stylized manner, but what Tom drew to the left of that was what I marveled at. I saw three crosses, recalling the crucifixion of Jesus, but there was more to it.

I rotated the paper until Tom’s name was upside down. Now the drawing was completely different. It said ‘Slayer’ and featured three upside down crosses! It is crude, but legible. He drew the whole thing without rotating the paper.

 What more can I say? Check it out for yourself.

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3 thoughts on “Tom Araya’s Evil Autograph

    • Yeah, that was a special day for me, and it’s great to have the autographs and pictures to document the experience. Out of curiousity, I Googled Tom Araya’s autograph and didn’t see another example like mine. Perhaps that was a short-lived phase he found too time consuming.

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