While in Germany for Wacken Open Air last week Slayer guitarist Kerry King was interviewed by ARTE Concert. King gave this update on the new record:
“For anybody that was worried about what SLAYER was gonna sound like post-Hanneman, don’t worry about it. I know people are gonna think that, people are gonna expect us to fail because it’s the first record without Jeff; I get it. But I’m also very proud of what of we’ve done so far towards new material. It’s fast, the slow stuff’s heavy. I mean, it’s… Everything that people liked SLAYER for in the past is on this record.”
So far, the band has only given us a taste of new material with the track “Implode” which has me excited to hear more. The band are planning for a 2015 release but no date has been specified. No title has been announced for the record either, more news will be posted as it becomes available. The band will be embarking on a 17-day North American tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies, dates below.