Slayer Writing New Album

Drummer Dave Lombardo has confirmed that the band are working on a new record following guitarist Jeff Hanneman's recovery from a flesh-eating disease.

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Slayer have confirmed that the band are busy writing a brand new album, to follow their tenth album "World Painted Blood" in 2009.

The confirmation came from drummer Dave Lombardo over Twitter, who said:

Sadly, information stopped short there and there is no indication about when to expect the final product, what it might be called or who will record it.

News of a new record is not entirely unexpected. The band were due to start work on their next release when guitarist Jeff Hanneman contracted a flesh-eating disease from a spider bite in February, which prompted the band to say that preparation for the new album would be postponed.

"There's no way we'd go into a studio without him," declared singer Tom Araya at the time. "We require his musical skills, his writing skills He's an integral part of the band. So we're going to hold off until he's at 100 percent and can join that process and be part of it."

In other Slayer news, the band recently confirmed they would perform their flagship album "Reign In Blood" in full in London next May as part of the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival. The event will mark 25 years since the album was first released.

Phil Anselmo of Pantera gave praise to the classic album earlier this month, recalling the impact it had on metal in 1986: "There wasn't a single show I'd go to where "Reign In Blood" wasn't the talk of the night. It killed everything else even considered heavy."

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    motortallica
    anthrax release worship music, megadeth release 13, slayer release this. METALLICA!!! MOVE YOUR ASS!!!!! LULU DOESNT COUNT!!!!
    Deified
    Flesh eating virus has got to be up there for most bizarre reasons an album has been postponed.
    Mcjimmy
    Doing the album without Jeff would have been a huge mistake, he's the second biggest reason to listen to Slayer. Lombardo being first.
    SuicidalFreak
    A new Slayer album should kick so much ass. I'm glad they're not doing it without Jeff. It would just be crazy.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    fav13andac1)c wrote: E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- I'm sure it'll sound something like that ^
    at 200 bpm
    atomic667
    dopelope wrote: I'll be surprised if any of you posers even know what Show No Mercy is. With all these request for Lou Reed and to make the new album sound like their recent stuff..... Pathetic.
    Actually i take all these Lou Reed comments as jokes, and yes i have Show No Mercy. On CD, not downloaded like 60% of the world...
    metallicamadmik
    First Metallica, now Slayer...could they please play full albums somewhere closer, like somewhere in the f***ing USA????
    punxnotdead77
    Deified wrote: Flesh eating virus has got to be up there for most bizarre reasons an album has been postponed.
    Flesh eating virus has got to be a good idea for a Slayer song.
    LeakyFlask
    You've got to hand it to Hanneman. A flesh eating virus, contracted from a SPIDER BITE no less, is the most metal illness ever. Tons of people play metal, but how many people are metal medically?
    darkwolf291
    eloera1 wrote: Every album is the same, same riffs, same solos, same style, they never expanded their creativity. For their trash metal theyr good but other than that thers not much to expect. The word blood will prolly be somewhere in the name lol
    Two albums come to mind where they changed things up. South of Heaven God Hates Us All. They were bitched at and ostracized for doing something different, and when they put out another album in the traditional Slayer style, they get yelled at for not doing something different. There's no pleasing anyone. If it sounds like a Slayer album, it's because its what they wanted to do. Simple as that.
    SUICIDEXX666
    FUCK YEAH SLAYERRRRR IS BACK WITH NEW MATERIAL HOPE JEFF IS DOING OK I MISS HIM WHEN I SAW SLAYER
    Pagan_Poetry
    If they recorded without Jeff, I'm sure their guilt would eat away at them. Terrible joke. Sorry. I'm not huge on Slayer anymore but I grew up with them and am looking forward to this final album, whenever it comes out.
    CoolMcAwesome
    eloera1 wrote: Every album is the same, same riffs, same solos, same style, they never expanded their creativity. For their trash metal theyr good but other than that thers not much to expect. The word blood will prolly be somewhere in the name lol
    agreed, but this is EXACTLY what makes Slayer so great! You buy new Slayer album, what are you going to get? ****ing SLAYER!!
    ImagineTheThorn
    metallicamadmik wrote: First Metallica, now Slayer...could they please play full albums somewhere closer, like somewhere in the f***ing USA????
    I saw Megadeth play Rust In Peace in it's entirety and Slayer played Seasons In The Abyss in it's entirety when they did the American Carnage tour in 2010. Where have you been?
    AngelWolf
    SomeMetalLover wrote: motortallica wrote: anthrax release worship music, megadeth release 13, slayer release this. METALLICA!!! MOVE YOUR ASS!!!!! LULU DOESNT COUNT!!!! ehm.... that lulu record is a TOTAL DIFFERENT GENRE. So it is not necessary to mention that album. Get it? So go on and play boooooring riffs like slayer and oh yeah! remove the a,d,g,b,e strings and use only the low e string
    you know.. the style of thrash has palm muted notes on the e string mainly. thats the style. yout saying its boring but you also mean it doesnt change.. but you can say that about any style of playing. its like whinning about how boring blues is because it uses the same format in every song. or how acdc have used the same chords for 30 years. but if you listen to everything thats mentioned every single song maybe using the same this that or the other but music is music theres only 11 notes.. and a band playing one style of music for 30 years is gunna have a similar format during songs.
    eloera1
    Every album is the same, same riffs, same solos, same style, they never expanded their creativity. For their trash metal theyr good but other than that thers not much to expect. The word blood will prolly be somewhere in the name lol
    Metal_Mesh
    Hell yeah! But please make it more like "Christ Illusion" than "World Painted Blood".
    rapprocka1017
    DrumVillain wrote: I saw the headline and had to ask the question... is Tom doing no-shave november??
    Bitchplease, Tom INVENTED no-shave November.
    NoInnerKind
    Simple formula for a Slayer album: - Some of the songs must have the word 'blood' in them. - The songs must be about death, religion and war. - Kerry King must abuse the **** out of the whammy bar and play random notes to make a 'solo'. - They must and I mean MUST beat the hell out of the open E string for 3 to 4 minutes straight.
    nightruler666
    motortallica wrote: anthrax release worship music, megadeth release 13, slayer release this. METALLICA!!! MOVE YOUR ASS!!!!! LULU DOESNT COUNT!!!!
    metallica is writing for the next album also
    Vicryl 2.0
    xxjohnnyxx89 wrote: To be more specific Hanneman contracted necrosis.....which is not a virus you people. its a bacteria
    Necrosis still sounds Metal. and flesh-eating bacteria sounds like a slayer song. \m/
    inproninja
    ds24601 wrote: Necrotise wrote: eloera1 wrote: Every album is the same, same riffs, same solos, same style, they never expanded their creativity. And that why their fans love them, they never sold out, they never experimented too much. You know what to expect when you buy a Slayer album and you either love that or you dont. Clearly you fall into the latter category but their fans fall into the first. So in other words... they're a boring, mindless metal band? I don't really listen to Slayer much but I don't listen to them for any form of musical pleasure, just mindless riffage that gets me pumped, so I see what you mean, but I don't see why it's a good thing for a band to play pretty much the same thing for 30 years (they have done some experimenting of sorts but not much). I used to like Slayer when I was like 13 but I got bored of them pretty quickly. Their music isn't particularly interesting and it's so... samey. I actually prefer listening to the Jonas Brothers over Slayer (they're a pretty good pop band who have some catchy songs and I like the tone of Joe's voice). Although Reign in Blood is still bad ass.
    I actually prefer listening to the Jonas Brothers over Slayer (they're a pretty good pop band who have some catchy songs and I like the tone of Joe's voice).
    I'm not sure if this is a troll or not....
    Abacus11
    I hope they can bounce back after "World Painted Blood". I thought it was their weakest album in a long time.
    snuggleblade
    Like Mike Patton said - "I don't trust anyone who doesn't like Slayer!" ... Plus Slayer is one of the few heavy bands left (besides Meshuggah and the Melvins) .. everything else is pretty much garbage.
    DarkieBC
    I saw Slayer for the first time in March and i didn't like them much but after see those monsters live i just went crazy, i love them now. I didn't knew much of their songs and listening to Season in the Abyss live definitly made me a fan. Slayer are awesome \m/ These are great news!
    Romper Stomper
    I'll be surprised if any of you posers even know what Show No Mercy is. With all these request for Lou Reed and to make the new album sound like their recent stuff..... Pathetic.
    test1cles
    ChucklesMginty wrote: Starmaker wrote: Lou Reed + Slayer, anyone? Slayreed - Bloody Table of Death.
    yasman88
    yess time to listen to the same shit for a 10th time! new album name probabilty: devil blood death death devil blood blood death devil and on and on and on and on...
    SomeMetalLover
    motortallica wrote: anthrax release worship music, megadeth release 13, slayer release this. METALLICA!!! MOVE YOUR ASS!!!!! LULU DOESNT COUNT!!!!
    ehm.... that lulu record is a TOTAL DIFFERENT GENRE. So it is not necessary to mention that album. Get it? So go on and play boooooring riffs like slayer and oh yeah! remove the a,d,g,b,e strings and use only the low e string
    D4CE
    [quote]NoInnerKind wrote: Simple formula for a Slayer album: - Some of the songs must have the word 'blood' in them. - The songs must be about death, religion and war. - Kerry King must abuse the **** out of the whammy bar and play random notes to make a 'solo'. - They must and I mean MUST beat the hell out of the open E string for 3 to 4 minutes straight.[/quote Lol; and people are making fun of Nickelback for being formulic :p
    moparhead
    Metal_Mesh wrote: Hell yeah! But please make it more like "Christ Illusion" than "World Painted Blood".
    and again someone controversy
    dhruvd353
    KerNeL_KLuTcH wrote: fav13andac1)c wrote: E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- I'm sure it'll sound something like that ^ at 200 bpm
    Palm Muted.....