SLAYER's Dave Lombardo Says Band Have Nine Songs Written For New Album - "Traditional Fans Will Be Pacified"

March 28, 2012, 5 years ago

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SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo spoke with The Nervous Breakdown about the band's upcoming 12th studio album recently. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:

The Nervous Breakdown: So what’s happening with Slayer?

Lombardo: "Writing new music. Kerry and I are writing new material. We have nine songs and everything’s moving forward.

The Nervous Breakdown: What does it sound like so far?

Lombardo: "Slayer."

The Nervous Breakdown: So old school fans will be happy?

Lombardo: "Traditional fans will be pacified and non-traditional fans will be like, 'Again?'”

The Nervous Breakdown: Any estimation when the album could see the light of day?

Lombardo: "I don’t know, but we’re going to do a three or four-song EP to keep the fans pacified until we come out with the full-length record. Kind of like what we did with 'Psycopathy Red', which was like a two-song 45."

The Nervous Breakdown: South of Heaven or Seasons in the Abyss?

Lombardo: "(long pause) The first one that came to mind was South of Heaven, because of the drum sound. I didn’t like the drum sound on that record, but later I came to love it. But there are classic songs on Seasons as well. It’s an amazing record, but the drums on South of Heaven were cool."

Read more at The Nervous Breakdown.

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