Today marks the 28th anniversary of Slayer's Reign in Blood, what some called "the heaviest album of all time" upon its 1986 release. And to help celebrate the thrash-metal band's breakout record, we now have a new live performance of single "Raining Blood"...performed by flailing sock puppets. Thank you, Internet.
Watch above as four puppets thrash about while singing the newly-reincarnated "Raining Bleach" about a red sock seeping into a load of white-only laundry—aka trouble for the red sock. The puppet playing signer/bassist Tom Araya screams, "Whites only territory / A soulless sock, red dye / Awaiting bleach cycle / The thirty minute duration... / There will be no red survival / Your color is stripped awaaaaaay."
Whether it's by sock puppets or little children, a Slayer performance always makes for YouTube gold. There is a banjo makeover of "Raining Blood" with more than three million views, a 10-year-old slaying "War Ensemble" with 1.5 million peeps and now we have this sock puppet parody.
May Slayer and Slayer tributes live on forever. Happy anniversary, Reign in Blood.
Bonus: Watch another sock puppet parody of "Push It" by fellow hard rockers Static-X.