A short video clip of a Florida man standing in the middle of a hurricane shirtless, waving an American flag, whipping his hair around and blasting SLAYER‘s classic song “Raining Blood” has garnered more than 21 million views on Facebook, where it has been shared almost 400,000 times.
“Had a request for some hair action during the ‘cane. I granted it,” wrote Lane Pittman, who posted the video on Facebook Friday, tagging his location as “near Jacksonville.”
Nearly 156,000 people were without electricity in Jacksonville as of Saturday evening, according to media reports.
Written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King for SLAYER‘s 1986 studio album “Reign In Blood”, “Raining Blood” is one of only three tracks on the LP that is longer than three minutes, having a running time of four minutes and seventeen seconds. The song closes out “Reign In Blood” with a minute of rain sound effects.
Eccentric singer, songwriter and pianist Tori Amos covered “Raining Blood” on her 2001 album “Strange Little Girls”. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King later admitted that he thought the singer’s version of the track was odd. “It took me a minute and a half to find a spot in the song where I knew where she was,” he said. “It’s so weird. If she had never told us, we would have never known. You could have played it for us and we’d have been like, ‘What’s that?’ Like a minute and a half through I heard a line and was like, ‘I know where she’s at!'”