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Slayer’s Tom Araya Speaks Of New Album Progress & Working With Terry Date

Slayer frontman/bassist Tom Araya chatted with Liquid Metal‘s Jose Mangin and co. last week regarding the bands forthcoming new album which they recently began tracking with producer Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera). Speaking of their progress thus far, Araya offered:

“We’re just getting started, man. We’re laying down drum tracks at the moment, but yeah, we’re just getting started. I’d say we’re two weeks into doing stuff.”

On the material itself:

“There’s stuff that Kerry has been working on for the past almost two years, two and a half years. We started this whole process of writing a new album several years ago–three or four years ago, so it’s been a long process, it’s something that we’ve been doing for a while. So a lot of these songs have been around for a bit and now we’re just trying to figure them out and make them good.”

On working with Terry Date:

“He’s awesome, dude. He’s really, really good. We actually finished up a song that we’re doing for somebody and we put that together in five days, and we went in and recorded it, we did all our parts, and then Terry mixed it and we presented it and it fuckin’ sounds really heavy, man. Sounds awesome, sounds real fuckin’ heavy.”

A full transcription of the chat can be found over at here. Despite Araya‘s excitement for the new material, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently stated it was more of the same.

Decrepit Birth Drummer Lets His Farts Do The Talking (Literally) In New Song

The old cliché goes that most vocalists can be real assholes. Decrepit Birth drummer Samus Paulicelli has taken that to fart heart and recorded the following song with his very own farts serving as the vocals. Paulicelli said of the clip:

“I have done it! Here is FART METAL!!! And yes, every fart you hear is real and came from my own butt-hole”

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Given the the way he was allegedly treated and his ejection from the group, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo remains less than thrilled about the current state of his former band. He told Metal Wani in the below interview of Slayer‘s forthcoming new album:

“Do I feel the same about the material? It’s the best ever? That’s pretty much a very self-absorbed comment to say about your music… I, quite honestly, don’t have an opinion about the music. What I do know is that we’ve been working on those same songs that they’re recording right now, I’ve worked on those songs since 2011, with Kerry.

So those songs are not new. And all they’re doing is replacing my drums; that’s all they’re doing. They’re replacing my drums with the other drummer [Paul Bostaph], his playing… I mean, I have all the tracks, I have all the songs. It’s typical Slayer. If you wanna listen to this album, you might as well just pick up the last album. It’s nothing new.”

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Between The Buried And Me‘s entire performance of “Extremophile Elite“—as taken from their upcoming “Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium” Blu-ray/DVD, etc. release—can be viewed below. The band recorded that full-album performance in the studio and will be issuing it through Metal Blade on September 30th.
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With drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander on the mend, Primus played their third and what is expected to be final show with Tool drummer Danny Carey filling in this past weekend. That set took place at the Denver, CO ‘Riot Fest‘ on September 19th and some fan-filmed footage from it can be found below. Expectedly, a partial cover of Tool‘s “Ænema” was again delivered:
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Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta continues the deluge of episodes of his ‘The Jasta Show‘ podcast today with another two episodes. Rob Zombie is the guest in episode 21, while A Day To Remember‘s Jeremy McKinnon appears on on episode 20. You can check out both below:
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Holy Grail‘s singer James-Paul Luna has gone ‘missing’ and the group believe a pack of supernatural owl is to blame. Rather than bother fans with contacting the authorities, they wrote the below song “The Condescending Owl” about it. They also offered:

“Everyone in the Holy Grail camp feels it’s only fair to HG supporters that we divulge the reason for our next album’s long delay. Realizing that a typed post on any social media outlet wouldn’t convey the magnitude of the aforementioned reason, we made a video (attached below) to explain everything. We appreciate your support, patience and relentless radness.

- HG”

The whole thing of course spoofs Upon A Burning Body‘s kidnapping publicity stunt and comes complete with the wonderful hashtag of “#uponamissingbuddy”.

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Asking Alexandria will headline ‘The Moving On Tour‘ late this year with Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Upon A Burning Body and The Family Ruin rounding out the bill. Here’s the dates for the trek:

11/28 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
11/30 San Francisco, CA – Regency
12/01 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
12/02 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/04 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/05 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/06 Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
12/07 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
12/10 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
12/11 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
12/12 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
12/13 London, ON – London Music Hall
12/14 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/16 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
12/17 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
12/19 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
12/20 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s

Intronaut’s “Null” Coming To Vinyl Next Month

Intronaut‘s debut album “Null” will be receiving its first-ever vinyl pressing in late October. The outing has been re-mixed and remastered by original engineer John Haddad for the pressing and will be limited to 500 copies on blue/black swirled vinyl. A digital download code comes with each copy and you can pre-order it here. Meanwhile, work is underway on the bands new album.