Gary Holt 'Probably' to Record Solos on New Slayer Album

"Kerry King will handle all that stuff," the guitarist says about new album songwriting.

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Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt discussed his future involvement on the new Slayer record, noting that he will likely record solos, but have no part in the songwriting process. "It looks like I'll probably be doing solos on the record, but the songs are all written," he told the Washington Times. "Kerry [King] will handle all that stuff. My plate's kind of full anyway, so I'll probably be bouncing back and forth from LA to San Francisco." The guitarist was then asked about Jeff Hanneman's tracks that will be released on the new album. Although he hasn't heard any of the tunes yet, Holt pointed out that he's "sure it’d be super cool to have some of his last final works end up on the Slayer album. That would be awesome." When it comes to his work with Exodus, Gary revealed that the band's new album is tentatively planned to drop in summer 2014. "Right now, I'm starting to compile riffs and get to that stage and I'm gonna continue writing while out the upcoming Slayer tour as well," he explained. "I pretty much have a break from the world of Slayer 'til next April. So, I'm using this time off to make sure that I get that next Exodus record done." Asked on whether Exodus have come up with the new record title, Holt replied: "Oh, hell no [laughs]. We are still way far from an album title. I mean, there's ideas jotted down on paper here and there, but that usually comes together closer to the completion of the thing." Back in the Slayer camp, singer/bassist Tom Araya recently stated that guitarist Kerry King will be the one in charge of the upcoming studio effort, but also expressed uncertainty over continuing without late Jeff Hanneman. "Man, that's something that's a swirly mess that's running through my head, you know?" he told Loudwire. "That's where I'm at. I mean, it's a constant ... it's just something that's always on my mind. I myself am at a crossroads. I myself don't even know what I'm going to do. That's where I'm at, that's me."

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    I hate Kerry King, but I love Slayer. So I'll probably end up buying the record, t shirts, catch them on tour only to bitch about it later on
    If Kerry is in charge of solo's then get ready for an album with those shitty signature "noise" solo's he's so well known for lol. If you heard a solo on a Slayer album that had any kind of structure to it, then Hanneman wrote.