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Slayer’s Kerry King Says New Album Has Been Mixed, Title Chosen For It


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Slayer guitarist Kerry King appeared on this week’s ‘That Metal Show‘ on VH1 Classic and revealed that the band are actually sitting on quite a bit of new material. According to King, the groups new album is complete and has already been mixed. He also has a tentative name chosen for it, but he’s not ready to reveal it:

“The record has been mixed—I think it’s been mastered. I don’t have to worry about it anymore.”

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When asked if he has a name for it, he replied:

“I do, but I can’t tell anybody yet, cause it hasn’t been announced, sorry.”

King went on to reveal during the program that in addition to the new album being recorded, six additional songs were tracked for the bands potential next album after that. King also further confirmed that while late guitarist Jeff Hanneman‘s songwriting contributions will appear on the immediate new album via a track titled “Piano Wire” [written during their “World Painted Blood” sessions,] it was King who tracked the parts. Given the timeframe the song was written during, current Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph was also brought in to re-record the drums for it. In addition, another song featuring writing from Hanneman is being set aside for the groups potential next release as well.

There will be a chance to hear some new Slayer this week however, as the band will drop “When The Stillness Comes” as part of ‘Record Store Day‘ this Saturday, April 18th.

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