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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Talks About New Album

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In a recent video interview with Artisan News Service, Slayer frontman Tom Araya spoke a little about the bands forthcoming new studio album which will be released later this year. Araya states: "This new album is coming together really well. We've been in the studio now for four weeks. I think four or five weeks and it's coming across together, you know it has all the Slayer elements. I don't want to compare it to but it has very Christ Illusion type songs. You know it's in that vein but there's also fast songs, l mean 'Psychopathy Red' that right there should give you an example of the broad spectrum of Slayer music is going to be on this album."

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1. and metal for all writes:

f***ING AWSOME!!!!!! Any slayer album is a good album. Im buying it when it comes out!!!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. charest writes:

f***ing Slayer!!!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Guttersniper writes:

I hope its not completely religion bashing based... i really liked Christ Illusion, but im hoping they do something a little different this time... doesnt sound like they are though

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea gutter i agree. as much as i love slayer, they need to find something else to write about.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathfreak writes:

SLAYER

well i hope its good but its slayer so it has to be.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bulldozerash writes:

"I don't want to compare it to but it has very Christ Illusion type songs"==== this part scares me.... christ illusion type??? i hope not !!! CI was not very good album that he wanted to raise the hype !!!!!! maybe we have 10 songs that 8of them are the same..... when i heard PR i thought that this album will be a triumph but......

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SHREDDER13 writes:

bulldozerash - I kinda agree bro...If this new album is going to resemble CI (music-wise) then, It will slightly lower my interest in it. I'll just be patient and wait for more material to be revealed before confirming my statement.

\m/ "Ripping Corpse" by Kreator \m/

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

First day buyer here.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. johnnymetal writes:

uh......sla...slayer? \m/

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XWigglesX writes:

Who?

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Red writes:

SAlayer can't screw up, they're too awesome !

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER!!!!!
FVCKIN SLAYER!!!!!
\M/

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. GORECUNT writes:

Here, a band that never disappoints...

SLAYER!

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. TonyD writes:

Thats all they do is bash religons....that hasnt changed since day 1.....anybody wanna guess when slayer gets in the rock n roll hall of fame?.....over under never.....yet they have been the kings of metal since metallica went fred durst......the religon anti christ bashing does get tiring but there still one of the greatest.......

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metalljus writes:

hell yeah can't wait for the new album good news SLAAAYYYEEERRRR

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Gunface138 writes:

I loved CI and God Hates Us All, I don't see how this can go wrong. And luckily for me, I really hate most religions so SSSSLLLLAAAAAYYYYYEEEERRRR!!!!
f*** YEA!

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17. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

SLAAAAAYEEEERRR!

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metal2death writes:

i dont think i liked christ at all... i hope they put more thought into their music besides speed.

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19. charest writes:

i thought CI was great in my opinion, yea the subject matter of the lyrics do get a little old... but hell them boys can still thrash with the best! put more thought into their music? its f***ing Slayer man!!! they're not gonna change now and i like it that way! we only have a few years left of these bastards so just enjoy it and randomly yell f***ING SLAYER!!!

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brettTHEjett writes:

TO POST 11


yeah.... it's hard to screw up when you do the same f***ing thing every album. at least metallica gave music that could or could not be well recieved

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Fuck A Name writes:

Listen to Raining blood. then listen to GHUA. then listen to South of heaven. Then listen to Christ Illusion.

Not a single one of those albums are rehashes of another. RB was pure thrash. SoH was them experimenting with a slower thrash with more emphasis on individual riffs rather than fast picking. GHUA was them going for a overall heavier sounding album with more emphasis on understanding the lyrics. Christ Illusion was a return to the fast-paced thrashing epic of their old days, but mixed with that heavy sound they searched for in their other albums, but never quit found till then.

As consistent as Slayer may be with their sound, they are aband constantly evolving.

Metallica slowed down, lost their classical influence, stopped thrashing, lost their ability to write lyrics that meant anything meaningful, and forsook metal altogether until recently, and even that is up for debate.

Christ illusion took me a while to warm up to, but the song Psycopathy Red makes me want to buy the new album day of release already.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ZT* writes:

"I don't want to compare it to but it has very Christ Illusion type songs."


oh no.......I just got that sinking feeling...

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. charest writes:

you know i dont know what the deal is with everyone and Christ Illusion,its f***ing pure slayer! I mean what the hell do you want them to play, f***ing ballads or something, dont want Tom to scream as much! Jesus i just dont get it

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Utoad9 writes:

Maybe they should release an album about girls and fast cars. Give me a break. Christ Illusion, as well as the other Slayer albums, explore subject matter that needs exploring. There is always Def Leppard for those of you who want ballads and love songs.

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. americanpatriot1 writes:

As long as it;s not like GHUA. Awful album, and I love Slayer.

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26. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

f***ing SLAYER... Quit worrying, their latest will destroy!

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. A soldier's heart, reflecting back at me..... writes:

F**KING AWESOME!!!
I'M SO GOD DAMN EXCITED NOW!!!!!
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE ALBUM'S CALLED?
.........and is it true Slayer cancelled the Unholy Alliance Tour from coming to Australia??

# Mar 21, 2009 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. wilco writes:

f*** yeah cant wait to buy
any slayer album kicks ass

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29. Diamond Oz writes:

If "Psycopathy Red" is anything to go by, it'll be well worth picking up :)

Now playing: 2Pac - It's All About You

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30. Zooluke writes:

*chants and yells* SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER

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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: Very well done post my friend. Cheers...

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32. Joey Boots writes:

There are thousands of religions out there that need a good bashing, Slayer has material till they die and beyond!

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33. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

SLAYER... Satan Laughing As You Eternally Rot

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34. xman writes:

slayer kicks ass

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35. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

SLAYER! SLAYER! SLAYER!

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