Longtime manager Rick Sales talked how SLAYER was offered to write a radio hit while the band was working on their 1994’s Divine Intervention.
Without a pause, guitarist Jeff Hanneman said,
“Hey, we’re making a Slayer record here, and if you can get it on the radio, great. And if you can’t, fuck it,” remembers Sales. “Jeff was always like, ‘Hey, I’m not changing for anybody,’ and the rest of the band were all completely lockstep in agreement on that. They were always concerned about, and maintained, their integrity.”