RollingStone.com taslk with Slayer about their upcoming album due out June 26
RollingStone.com posted a lengthy article in which they talk with Slayer about their upcoming album, God Hates Us All, which is due out June 26, and plans for the immediate future.
The article also goes into some detail on a boxed set in production entitled "Soundtracks of the Apocalypse."
Exact contents of the set are still being sorted out but it will surely contain vault gems, live goodies and every music video the band has made to this point. They're hoping to re-record a bevy of Hell Awaits-era (1985) numbers as well, a process they began last year while tracking their rendition of "Hand of Doom" for Nativity in Black, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Black Sabbath.
Eyeing a December release, the set will be available in two different versions -- one modestly priced and the other the "be-all, end-all, extremely limited, stupid-expensive-'cause-it-has-to-be version." King says the band is hoping to pack the CD/VHS version of "Soundtracks" in a customized ammo box and the CD/DVD bundle in a big bombshell casing.
This is the second band I've heard talking about re-recording old tracks (the other is Testament) for release. I think it's a great idea, as technology has improved the recording process so much in the last 20 years that I sometimes find it hard to listen to old metal even when the music itself is great.
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