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Slayer’s King Says He’s “Proud” Of Band’s New Material

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Slayer guitarist Kerry King says the band’s forthcoming studio album will contain “everything” their fans have come to expect from them.

All I expect from them these days is to be disappointed.

Slayer is scheduled to enter the studio later in the year to begin recording its new CD, tentatively set for an early 2015 release.

The effort will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings.

It will also be Slayer’s first album without the group’s co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died in 2013.

“I never go online and see what people are talking about because people are ten foot tall behind a computer screen, you know?!,” King told ARTE Concert at last weekend’s Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany.

“But, you know, a lot of [the reaction to ‘Implode’] was positive, a lot of people said, ‘For anybody that was worried about what Slayer was gonna sound like post-Hanneman, don’t worry about it.’”

He added:

“I know people are gonna think that [we can’t make another quality album], people are gonna expect us to fail because it’s the first record without Jeff; I get it. But I’m also very proud of what of we’ve done so far towards new material. It’s fast, the slow stuff’s heavy. I mean, it’s… Everything that people liked SLAYER for in the past is on this record.”