Slayer’s Kerry King Says Distribution Deal Is To Blame For New Album’s Delay
Slayer guitarist Kerry King has cited distribution problems as the reason why the bands new album has yet to emerge. Speaking with Eddie Trunk at the recent NAMM event, King offered:
“We got two songs completed last year that I thought was going to come out before Mayhem. And since they didn’t, they’re just gonna be on the record. They’ve just gotta get mixed. We have another one that just needs vocals and leads, and then me and Dave are working on eight complete other ones that we haven’t demoed. We’ve just gotta go in…
The whole hold-up now, as with every record we ever do, it seems like Rick Rubin changes distributors. And we’re kind of, like, left in limbo until he lands somewhere.
I mean, realistically, we’re without a deal, but we plan on staying with Rick. But, he’s working out his distribution, when that gets settled, we’ll be recording. So I am very comfortable saying it will be out this year.”
More on that and the status of guitarist Jeff Hanneman can be found in the interview below: