NewsOctober 7, 2013 6:13 PM ET5,506 views

Slayer may use Jeff Hanneman songs on new album

In a new interview with Loudwire, Slayer frontman Tom Araya explained that two tracks written primarily by deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman may appear on the band's next studio album.
"We have two songs. I haven't had the privilege of going through his audio files at the moment, but that's something I plan to do. Once we get some business squared away, that's something I plan to do; to go through his music and see what he has. I know that he had several ideas together that he had presented to us in the course of the past year. Before he passed away, there was one complete song that he had managed to send to everybody that I listened to and that I thought was really, really good and communicated that to him. There's stuff that I thought would be great to listen to just to see what's there and how we can possibly use what he had done. That's something I have every intension of doing... "One song was a song we didn't finish for World Painted Blood. That song is actually complete. Me and Jeff were working on melody and lyric ideas for that song. We weren't really happy with what we were doing or what was becoming of that song, so it didn't make it on the album. It was just something we were working on and we couldn't find anything we were happy with that would work well lyrically and melody-wise, so that's one reason why that one didn't make it on the album, but that song is complete, it's done, it's ready to go. I don't want to use the term 'typical' [laughs] but it's Jeff, it's obvious who put the song together. It's Jeff music. He created a certain way and he put music together a certain way; it's signature Jeff. It's new, it doesn't sound like anything else that we've done, in my opinion. Jeff usually just wrote songs and a lot of his stuff had certain signature things he would do to songs. That stuff is in there, but I would consider it new."

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anonymous 10/7/2013 3:22:54 PM

PLEASE DONT. QUIT. NOW. GOD.

anonymous 10/7/2013 3:44:38 PM

"intension"

anonymous 10/7/2013 3:46:16 PM

it shouldve been kerry king

anonymous 10/7/2013 4:11:26 PM

Slayer has melody?

anonymous 10/7/2013 5:13:23 PM

Is one of the songs about spiders?

anonymous 10/7/2013 9:30:21 PM

Where do you draw the line between stretching your artistic boundaries and innovating new sound vs "plug in tribute songs" that didn't even make the previous album that's better suited for a b-sides/rarity/cover album? What about artistic integrity?

anonymous 10/8/2013 1:08:51 AM

What about it?

anonymous 10/8/2013 1:42:24 AM

Lawyers are stoked

anonymous 10/8/2013 2:30:48 AM

that's something I plan to do

anonymous 10/8/2013 5:54:55 AM

slayer: music to get bit by spiders to

anonymous 10/8/2013 5:56:14 AM

spiders do no like excessive tribal tattoos

anonymous 10/8/2013 5:56:53 AM

not* goddamned typo...

God_Send_Death 10/8/2013 6:19:18 AM

To Live is to Die

anonymous 10/8/2013 6:55:23 AM

"This song that was written by our guitarist before he made the trip to Belize sucked pretty bad and we humiliated the poor bastard at the time and didn't put it on the album since it would have sunken us into the autistic level of music obviously. As a joke (and since we can't figure out how to sell records anymore), we are using the song anyway. Leave the grammy with my mom. -gayer

Mitt__Romney 10/8/2013 10:40:06 AM

Slayer may use Jeff Hanneman songs on new album...meanwhile Kerry King is still a fat c*nt with man boobs

anonymous 10/8/2013 11:01:19 AM

"slayer"

anonymous 10/8/2013 5:46:13 PM

i am hyung

anonymous 10/10/2013 2:39:10 PM

Kerry king has a smelly pssy also aside from his hairy man boobies. after playing guitar, sucking BBC is his guilty pleasure. hang it up bitch




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