Thrash giants Slayer have confirmed that their new studio album will be called Repentless.
It has been named after a song inspired by late guitarist Jeff Hanneman and will be released via Nuclear Blast on the 11th of September. Coincidentally it will also be the metal legends’ 11th studio LP.
Slayer’s Kerry King recently told the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine: “There’s a couple of songs that are going to be on it that the fans might know. ‘Atrocity Vendor’ was released in the States on the B-side of some single so now it’s ‘Atrocity Vendor 2015’ – it’s completely re-recorded.
“There’s a new version of ‘Implode.’ The version of ‘When The Stillness Comes’ is brand new compared to the single.”
“The first song is called ‘Repentless.’ I call it the Hannemanthem! I wrote that for Jeff. It’s fast as fuck – you don’t know what the fuck’s coming!”
Repentless will be Slayer’s first album since Hanneman passed away and will feature Exodus’ Gary Holt on guitar. The names of other album tracks include ‘Vices’, ‘Take Control’ and ‘Cast The First Stone.’