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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Rocks The Mandolin

07/13/2016
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(TeamRock Radio) Slayer frontman Tom Araya was recently caught on video as he tried playing an Irish jig on mandolin. The thrash icon took the opportunity of the band's tour stop in Dublin to visit the city's Music Minds store, where he jammed along to a bodhran beat.

The shop owner had the following to say: "I think you can agree he's found his true calling in music - irish jigs will never sound the same to us again. The man's a legend."

Chilean-born Araya, who was brought up on a diet of latin music, has an interest in all kinds of traditional music. He told The Quietus in 2012: "I really enjoy country blues, country folk, like Hank Williams. Paul Simon's Graceland album, you know, musically and lyrically it's just a really good album. The Robert Johnson tapes, I find them really fascinating.

"I'm not embarrassed - that's something I would tell anyone who asked. It doesn't really matter where it's from, as long as it has a folk orientation to it." Watch the video here.

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