Slayer reveal details of new studio album ‘Repentless’

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.’

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Slayer stream new song ahead of Record Store Day release

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Thrash legends Slayer are streaming a new song.

“When The Stillness Comes” is set for release on 7″ vinyl this weekend as part of this year’s Record Store Day celebrations.

Fortunately you can listen to the entire thing right now via the stream below! Take a listen and be sure to let us know what you think!

Slayer recently confirmed that they have finished work on their 11th studio album and have already recorded additional songs that may yet appear on their 12th.

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Kerry King: new Slayer album is “pretty much done”

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Kerry King, guitarist with legendary thrash metal band Slayer, says that the group’s new album is “pretty much done.”

They’re still planning to record additional material following a run of live shows with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies however, simply because they’ll have the time to do so.

Said the axe-slinger: “We just pretty much got done recording. We’re going to go in for 10 days at the end and record some hire stuff. We’ve got enough for a record – we’re going to record more because we have time.”

The new album will be Slayer’s 11th studio LP and the follow up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. It’s expected to be released in the early part of next year and will be the band’s first LP since the death of six-stringer Jeff Hanneman.

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The Skin Back Alley Sonisphere playlist!

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Glastonbury Schmastonbury! Tour De Who?! Metalheads’ sights are now firmly set on this this weekend’s Sonisphere festival!

The show at Knebworth Park is set to see performances from a raging horde of metal’s finest, including Glastonbury conquerors Metallica with their By Request set, UK new wave legends Iron Maiden, thrash merchants Anthrax and Slayer and whole bunch more!

So what better way to get yourself into the metal mood (like you needed an excuse!) than with Skin Back Alley’s very own Sonisphere Spotify playlist?!

Click through below to get your metal mosh on!

Find out more about this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at their official website, and check out the full line up below!


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Weezer, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction to play classic albums in full at Riot Fest

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Riot Fest organisers have announced a new spin to this year’s shows.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, 10 bands will be playing their classic albums in full.

Performers will include Slayer (Reign in Blood), Descendents (Milo Goes to College), Weezer (The Blue Album), Jane’s Addiction (Nothing Shocking), the Get Up Kids (Something to Write Home About), NOFX (Punk in Drublic), the Offspring (Smash), Glenn Danzig’s reunited band Samhain (Initium), Naked Raygun (Throb Throb), with one more act still be confirmed.

Some records will only be performed during the festival’s Chicago dates, including those by Jane’s Addiction, the Get Up Kids, Descendents, the Offspring, Samhain, and Naked Raygun. The rest will be performed in both Chicago and Denver.

Riot Fest takes place this year in Toronto on September 6th-7th, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park on September 12th-14th, and in Denver on September 19th-21st.

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