* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jeff Hanneman's death has forced Kerry King to do all the guitar work for the band's upcoming album. It's expected that the album, if and when it's released, will be dedicated to Hanneman.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: When Jeff Hanneman passed away, several newspapers wrote an obituary that featured the image of Gary Holt, the band's backup guitarist during Hanneman's recovery.
* {{Fan Community Nickname|s}}: The Slaytanic Wehrmacht.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite his scary stage persona, Tom Araya is, by all accounts, a very friendly guy.
* OldShame: ''Diabolus In Musica'', especially, is this to Kerry King.