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


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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.”

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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.

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