NewsJuly 6, 2012 3:31 PM ET5,028 views

Slayer begins recording new album

Thrash metal legends Slayer have begun recording a new album, which they hope to complete by September and release in early-2013. According to Rolling Stone, the band recently finished two songs, began work on two others, and demoed two more with producer Greg Fidelman, with whom they worked on 2009's World Painted Blood. Speaking to Rolling Stone on opening day of this summer's Mayhem Festival, guitarist Kerry King said, "If I get off my ass and start writing again on the road – since we've been in Europe, I keep trying to work on lyric ideas, maybe some leads, and fixing songs that didn't work correctly – it should be a real quick process." Thus far, the band has been unable to work with guitar player Jeff Hanneman, who continues to recover from a spider bite. King explained: "After Mayhem we'll reevaluate and see if he's any closer. We're planning for him to come back and the door is open, because it's his fucking gig. If he can play, Jeff Hanneman is going to fucking be here, and I'm stoked about that. I love playing with Gary [Holt, Exodus], and he's doing a killer job, but if Jeff came back and said 'I'm ready,' I'll check him out to see that he's ready, and off we go."


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anonymous 7/6/2012 12:36:31 PM


jon 7/6/2012 12:40:54 PM

Spiderman is stoked

LoydChristmas 7/6/2012 1:12:58 PM

Artery Recordings is not stoked about their latest signing being overshadowed by this actual newsworthy information.

populationcontrol 7/6/2012 1:18:01 PM

fck spiders, that's all I've learned from this whole situation.

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 7/6/2012 1:18:55 PM

Haven't been impressed with a Slayer release since God Hates Us All. I'll still check it out

anonymous 7/6/2012 1:42:28 PM

^ Favorite song must be "Raining Blood"

anonymous 7/6/2012 1:59:15 PM

And Ehhh why ya gruntin' ma goose

anonymous 7/6/2012 2:01:54 PM


br0kenhymen 7/6/2012 2:53:46 PM

I love their old stuff but I just haven't been able to get into any new Slayer.. I'll obviously check it out though.

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 7/6/2012 3:05:51 PM

To Anon: nope, my favorite Slayer songs are Seasons In The Abyss, Killing Fields, and Angel Of Death. Raining Blood is a classic though

anonymous 7/6/2012 6:02:25 PM

fck spiders. Thats all ive learned from this website.

anonymous 7/6/2012 6:04:18 PM

who gives a fcking shit about slayer they're about as relevant as Ratt

anonymous 7/6/2012 6:44:34 PM

At least Ratt put out a solid new album a couple years ago.

anonymous 7/6/2012 8:47:30 PM

Harley Flanagan from Cro Mags stabbed2 people at CBGB fest tonight!!!!!

anonymous 7/6/2012 9:00:43 PM

old fat guys who like the same sound over and over are stoked.

ineedsalt 7/6/2012 9:46:43 PM

working title: same songs, same solos. his solos sound like i play golf

truthstar 7/6/2012 10:25:31 PM


ineedsalt 7/6/2012 11:34:14 PM

^ wears a helmet and loves juice boxes

anonymous 7/6/2012 11:47:19 PM

^^ wears a helmet and loves juice boxes This resonates

LoydChristmas 7/7/2012 7:33:42 AM

anonymous12 hours ago At least Ratt put out a solid new album a couple years ago. THANK YOU!

big_metal_al 7/7/2012 8:00:20 AM


anonymous 7/7/2012 5:12:01 PM


anonymous 7/7/2012 7:01:08 PM

Same old and dated crap.

anonymous 7/8/2012 5:30:13 PM

Necrophobic will be re-recorded as Necrotic in reference to Jeff Hanneman's arm of plague.

anonymous 7/8/2012 6:31:25 PM

Hope they play with Sum 41 again

anonymous 7/12/2012 7:07:38 AM

SWEET!, but I agree with LoudestGuyIntheroom, God hates us all was slayers last great album. hopefully they get back to it

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