Slayer Has 'Seven Kick-A-s Songs' Written For Next Album

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has revealed that he and guitarist Kerry King, "have seven kick-a-s songs" written for the group's next studio album.

Slayer Has 'Seven Kick-A-s Songs' Written For Next Album
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has revealed via his Facebook page that he and the band's guitarist, Kerry King, "have seven kick-a-s songs" written for the group's next studio album. He adds, "You're going to soil your pants!!" In a recent interview with Artisan News, King stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for Slayer's next album, "We go back out [on the road] May 25 in Europe, then we'll be back in the States, of course. Hopefully we'll get in the studio to record [the new CD] before then, 'cause it's time-consuming. We're looking to get in March and April, so hopefully be done [recording] by the time [we have to go back out on tour]." Speaking to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, Kerry described the new material as "really refreshing and energetic." He added, "One thing I can tell you is that the songs are shaping up in the classic Slayer style. You won't be hearing us doing acoustic stuff. [laughs]" Kerry is hoping that Greg Fidelman, who co-produced 2009's "World Painted Blood" with Rick Rubin, will be at the helm for the new album. "That's the idea, anyway," Kerry told Metal Hammer. "But it all depends on his availability... I don't think we'll spend long in the studio this time, either. We're gonna do it old-school style and get things done fast. In fact, we are already ahead of schedule. The album will be ready for a summer release. But whether it's put out at that time is down to the record label [American]. They might have other plans. But we want it with the fans during the summer." King also spoke about Hanneman's current state of health. Jeff in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since. Not only did this effectively put him out of action for the whole year, it came close to killing him. Thankfully, he's making a good recovery. "Yeah, we could go onstage right now with him and do 'Mandatory Suicide'," Kerry said. "If that was the only song in our set, Jeff would be fine. But he's slowly getting back to full fitness and by the time we're ready to tour, he'll be right back onstage with us." He added, "We always said we'd never entertain the idea of doing an album without [Jeff]. But there he is, getting those riffs ready!" Slayer will perform its classic 1986 album "Reign In Blood" in its entirety at All Tomorrow's Parties' second U.K. "I'll Be Your Mirror" event, which is scheduled to take place n the weekend of May 25-27 at Alexandra Palace, London, England. A strange move, considering they've done this several times before. "The organizers asked us to do it! If it were left up to me, then I'd have turned it down, simply because it's been done, so why repeat it?" King said. "But it's such a classic album that people always ask us to do it." Slayer's latest album, "World Painted Blood", sold 41,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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    GazzaCee
    nutcase482 can **** right off. Anyway, this is the same as last time, with about two extra sentences. It might as well have been copied and pasted.
    iommi600
    "You're going to soil your pants!!"
    WRONG, LOMBARDO. I've been soiling my pants since Slayer announced a new album
    KingNothing666
    pjpilgrim wrote: -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
    You say this, but no-one can do multiple open E Flats as well as Slayer!
    slayer1o00
    The production kind of ruined the last album. I hated the guitar tone...and the drum tone. They have the same guys again, though.
    Soundservant
    Sure hope Greg Fidelman won't screw up the production quality of this one like he did with World Painted Blood! Lombardo's drums need to be heard clearly like in Seasons In The Abyss or even his Grip, Inc. work.
    Minivirus2
    Mods, would you kindly take way that nutcase's glory and delete his post? Thanks. New Slayer? Mmm, mmm, good!
    shredder3386
    pjpilgrim wrote: -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
    LOL love it, there are the 7 new songs he mentioned
    Ultraussie
    Umm... Anyone already read "Slayer songs are feeling really energetic"? I got a new tab for one of the songs!! -----7 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-0-0-5 Oooh yeaaah