Monday, April 13, 2015

Slayer completed the new album

Slayer have completed their new album. In a recent interview with VH1's "That Metal Show" Slayer's guitarist Kerry King talked about their new album, below some excerpts:

"What people don't know is that beyond[the new Slayer album, there's six more songs towards the next one that are already recorded. So we did a lot. When Jeff got injured, I started making up boatloads of stuff, because I didn't know, if Jeff contributed at all, how much he was gonna contribute, so I just took it upon myself to say, 'Hey, man, if I get too much stuff, good for me.' It turns out Jeff didn't contribute anymore."

He continued: "Jeff's song on this record is 'Piano Wire', from the 'World Painted Blood' recording session. We had Paul Bostaph play drums to the existing track. Tom Araya re-sang it. So that's Jeff's contribution to this record. And then on the follow-up, assuming there is as a follow-up, we have another one that we don't have lyrics for yet."

"It's his writing and I think the assumption was, since it's Jeff's song, and we recorded it for the 'World Painted Blood' tracks, people assumed Jeff played on it, but as everybody knows, I've done Jeff's rhythm tracks on Slayer albums since the '90s. And he has no lead on it, so it's only me."

"The weirdest thing for me was just the lack of his presence. Because if I played all the stuff, which I had been doing, that part was the same, but having the guy that I wrote all the records with all those years not be there, that was really weird. And then it was just me and Tom, pretty much."

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