Divine Intervention (album)
|Released||September 27, 1994|
|Serenity in Murder EP|
Cover for Serenity in Murder single/EP released on August 28, 1995.
Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American
Divine Intervention received mixed reviews by critics. The album sold 93,000 copies in its first week. It peaked number eight on the
Araya described "For this one, I just kind of got inspired by watching TV. That gave me a whole lot of ideas. The whole idea about the dude with Slayer in his arms was brought about because reality is scarier than anything you can make up." The production of the album posed as a challenge to the record company, "how to market a group whose gore-soaked, extreme music is anathema to radio programmers." It is the company's first attempt to "hit the thrash band's core-audience of rabid enthusiasts with a fan-orientated marketing assault." Araya related: "We decided to take more time to bring this one together. We actually went into the studio with more written material than the past. We completed three out of seven songs outside the studio. We all sort of felt it was important to do it slowly. After the last tour, we had the intention to take the break."