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Larry Carroll (artist)

Larry Carroll
CitizenshipUnited States

Larry Carroll is a former television news reporter in Los Angeles, and an artist who has worked for The Progressive, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Nation, Reason, Spin, Ray Gun, and other periodicals drawing political illustrations.[1] Carroll's most notable work is designing the artwork for the American thrash metal band Slayer's album covers.

Carroll designed the artwork for Reign in Blood, South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss and Christ Illusion. Reign in Blood's release was delayed due to the controversial cover art,[1] though it placed in the "top 10 heavy metal album covers of all time" by Blender.[2] Christ Illusion was banned in India for its graphic art depicting Christ mutilated with missing limbs, in a sea of blood with severed heads.[3]


  1. ^ a b "An exclusive oral history of Slayer". Decibel Magazine. August 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin , Dunn, Sam and McFadyen, Scot (June 2006). "The Top Ten Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers of All Time". Blender magazine. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-09.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "India bans 'offensive' rock album". BBC News. 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2006-10-11.