SLAYER Finally Hit The Studio To Record New Album; Photo
August 26, 2014, a month ago
Slayer’s official Facebook page has posted a new photo of guitarist Kerry King (by Andrew Stuart Photography) staring at a sound board, working on the band’s brand new studio album. So yes, they have official hit the studio according to management!
The follow-up to 2009’s World Painted Blood and as-yet-untitled album is tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. No name for the imprint has been decided on yet. All future recordings on the band's label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.
Slayer - Tom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman - unleashed the new song “Implode” in April. The song was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Metal Church) and co-producer Greg Fidelman.
Slayer frontman Tom Araya told BraveWords late last year that the album will contain Jeff Hanneman originals.
“Yeah, there’s a good possibility of that. Like I said, there is a lot of stuff that he has and what he has demoed. That is something that I want to put effort, time and energy into, because he has some really great shit that I think people deserve to hear. There’s some really great music. Like I said, the song that he sent everybody was sent to us literally about a month before he passed. He had been working on it, he was excited; he was like, ‘Hey, I’ve got this song that I completed and I want to send it to you.’ So I listened to it, and I said, ‘Dude, this sounds great.’ I told him I really liked it, because I could hear his performance abilities. I really had to listen to the music, to hear what it was he was doing. But I could hear what he was trying to do. I was like, ‘Oh my god this is really cool; this is good stuff.’ And that’s the way it was with his material.”
Read the entire interview here.