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New Slayer Single, "Hate Worldwide," At Hot Topic This Week

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Last October, one of Slayer's brand new songs, "Psychopathy Red," leaked online, and since then the song has been streamed more than a half-million times. Nine months is a long stretch to go without a new Slayer track, so the band is making available another morsel from their upcoming album, "World Painted Blood," due out later this year. The limited-edition single, a Kerry King composition, is titled "Hate Worldwide," and will be available exclusively as a CD-single at Hot Topic stores beginning Tuesday, July 28. You can preview the track here.

"It's a really cool track, and Tom's voice sounds incredible on it," said King. "The last line in the song's chorus is '..spread a little hate worldwide,' and that's what we've been doing for 25 years."

As "World Painted Blood" is a Slayer album, it deals with topics such as death and destruction, war, serial killers, and the Apocalypse. The album was recorded in Los Angeles over two time periods, during October 2008 and then between late January and March 2009. "World Painted Blood" was produced by Greg Fidelman, who's spent time in the studio with Metallica, the Gossip, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Slipknot and others, and executive produced by long-time Slayer colleague, Rick Rubin, who suggested Fidelman for the project.

Slayer - bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo - is currently co-headlining the Mayhem Festival with Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, and Bullet for My Valentine, among others. Remaining dates are as follows:

July 29 Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
July 31 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
August 1 Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
August 2 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
August 4 Comcast Center, Boston, MA
August 6 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
August 7 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
August 8 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
August 9 Nissan Pavilion, Washington, D.C.
August 11 Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
August 12 Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
August 14 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
August 15 Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX

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1. Supastan writes:

that was not cool...the production was horrible...wtf i been waiting on this now im not thinking to highly about it....the guitar parts were fine but whats with the drum sound it sounds only mildly better than lars drums on death magnetic???? maybe the cd will sway me but this sample was a "production disaster" and is it just me or is tom alot slower and monotone.... with all that said i do have to say i hated and still do hate "eyes of the insane" (their singe from christ illusion) but i really liked "cult" and the rest of the album. as i do psycopathy red so we will see....thanx for postin the link though....

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Psycho Red was awesome.
This song?
Araya sounds bored.
The first lead smokes though.
But the main riff will not induce any moshing.
Overall, I'm not impressed I hope the rest of the album is better.
Maybe they shouldn't have released Psycho so early lol.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Araya sounds great but the solos still bore the crap outta me. King needs to ditch the sqeaky-deakies and try to come up with something original and memorable for once.

Other than that, f***IN SLLLAAAAAAYYYER!!!1111

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

It's not terrible and I reckon it'll be one of the songs that works better when listening to the album start to finish. As a single it seems to be a poor choice. But there were parts of it I liked.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Zontar The Munificent writes:

Yeah, what IS the deal with the production...? Sounds like Slayer 'Lite'. But it might simply be a case of that particular player, and not indicative of what you'll get on disc.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cppchriscpp writes:

Slayer? Hot Topic only? I died a little on the inside :<;

Eh, not really though. I don't bother with them anymore but back when I did the ones that actually had a decent cd/vinyl selection actually did have *some* good choices, and they were actually priced decently, especially considering Hot Topic is a mall store.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Metalbro4life writes:

f*** SLAYER! I'll just download the goddamn album online!

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Heard it on satelite via xm radio today,...wasnt feeling it

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. jbalanzar writes:

Nope. . . . Didn't really like it. I was expecting so much more.

Hot Topic? Poor choice

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Rubyred writes:

It sounded fine to me although I'm not an expert in Professional Death Metal music: I just know what "clicks" to me and this song does/I liked it. I'm sure there's thousands of SLAYER songs that outshined this one & maybe their still brushing up 'mixin final touches of it and the whole new album Slayer "World Painted Blood" what a creepy-sorrowful name and the 1st single "Hate Worldwide" is pretty cool sounded to me sounds like it's a vortex whirling you in to devastation. Peace! Very quick silver speedy.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Metalbro4life writes:

Just heard it. I downloaded it for free. It's okay but not great! Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax have totally lost it! Metallica seems to be the only band of the Big Four of Thrash to actually be succeeding and doing it right in terms of a comeback and remaining relevant.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. tallica_fan writes:

this song sounds pretty boring. i actually dont think much of psychopathy red either to be honest, but we'll see what the whole album is like i spose. i was really excited about WPB until i just got disappointed for the 2nd track in a row.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Spirit In Black writes:

One listen and I think it's pretty cool. Doesn't grab my like Psychopathy Red did initially, but maybe after a few more listens it will.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SHREDDER13 writes:

I thought this track was quite good. A strong improvement from CI imo.

\,,l "March Into Fire" by Forbidden l,,/

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Necrovomit writes:

didnt like the drums, psycho red was good though. im sure i'll like this album like all their other albums, cept divine intervention. wasnt too crazy about that one.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

Metalbro4life: Thank you for finally sealing the deal for me. I had been wondering for a while now what your issue was and after reading post 11... Now I know.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Supastan writes:

metallica still relevent?!?!?!?!?? hahahahahahha death magnetic was horsesh**!!! St. Anger was horsesh** and re-load was horsesh**...did you actually listen to the album or just get it beause it said metallica... EVERY song on that cd is just crap the... to me it sounds like a bunch of high school kids tried to make a metallica record. everything is just a sh**pile of unorganized riffs it dosent have any feel whatsoever... i think i may hate it more than st. anger, this album has the sh**test riffs and leads ive ever heard from them cyanide may be the worst song ive ever heard (and i love lady gaga)..... 10% of christ illusion and 10% of united abominations is 150% better than any of metallica since the black album... that may be blasphmy to some of you but i wont ride on their backs just because they are metallica... bottom line they dont make good music anymore...

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. n0thinghead writes:

i just can't WAIT 4 mayhem!! aug 12th!!! \m/

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. cruor writes:

Slayer hasn't put out anything relatively interesting since Seasons. They refuse to experiment which truely makes a good artist. You guys can rip Metallica a new one all you guys want but atleast they havn't put out the same album twice (I put Load and Reload in the same album) and I can respect that more then Slayer refusing to change their sound since Reign in Blood. I havn't even kept up with anything Slayer has done since Christ Illusion and I don't really care to its all the same.

Now Playing: Alice in Chains- Bleed the Freak

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^They haven't done anything since CI. While everyone has a right to their own opinion, I don't agree with yours. But, that's what makes the world go around right? Cheers!

NP: My Acid Words - Nevermore

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. cruor writes:

"While everyone has a right to their own opinion, I don't agree with yours. But, that's what makes the world go around right?"

Easily the most rational thing I've read on this website in a long time, much agreed.
Cheers to you as well.

Now Playing: Kyuss- Space Cadet

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Nihilist writes:

Looks like Dave Lombardo was taking druming leasons from Ulrich. The song itself is one of the worst things that Slayer did in 00's.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. systemsdown writes:

Looks to me like Slayer's going back to shorter song lengths, Raining Blood style. Both songs off WPB are under 3 mins.

As for the song, its not bad, just mediocre. Psychopathy Red was great (even better live) but this song just seems bland

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Supastan writes:

i would much rather hear 5 slayer albums that sound as good or close to good as reign in blood than 5 metallica albums that are 5 differant forms of s hit... its not an opinion its a fact metallica could not have started their career with load n re-load and maintained any sort of career whatsoever on the subsequent albums... just because its a differant form of sh it doesnt make it less sh**ty ...slayer always deliver

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. systemsdown writes:

Woops, on my post (23) I meant to say Reign In Blood, not Raining Blood. my bad my bad

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 3:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jamez writes:

Supastan, you cant compare Slayer to Metallica. Metallica┬┤s been a hard rock / mainstream rock band since 1991. Not quite like Nickelback, but into that direction.
I dont think I need to say more on the topic

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Brianmn writes:

Hmmmmmm....have to take back my original post. I've listened to the song three times and it's grown on me a little.
Araya still sounds monotone but the song does get faster in the middle.
As far as all of you guys b***** about Metallica and Slayer.
Zip it already.
This sucks, no that sucks, no you suck.
Uugh.
Everyone likes something different.
Another headbangers trash is anothers treasure.
If you don't like it don't listen to it.
N.P. Ice Ice Baby...........Just kidding. :)

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. FaceTheSlayer writes:

Was it just me or was Tom's voice louder than all of the instruments? Anywho, I'm sure the whole CD will take a bit to grow on people no matter what, since the first thing anyone ever does when a new Slayer cd comes out is compare it to Reign In Blood. As long as the production ends up good when the cd comes out, I'm sure there will be more satisfied metalheads than angry ones. I mean, we're talking about Slayer here guys.

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. jbalanzar writes:

I agree with post 27 "If you don't like it don't listen to it" Very well said. . .

Now I'm a fan of both Slayer and Metallica and there's songs or albums that I like and some that I dislike. Doesn't make one band better than the other.

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. n0thinghead writes:

^^^^^^^^^ exactly.

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. bulldozerash writes:

the opening riff was killer but after a while what happened ??? sh**tiest riff i've ever heard in my life... no i dont like this bullsh** and i dont listen to it anymore... mediocre at best.. no disrespect to anyone..

# Aug 1, 2009 @ 6:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. charest writes:

i happen to think this song is pretty damn awesome! i'm sure the cd will f***ing excellent!

f***ing Slayerrrrrrr!!

# Aug 1, 2009 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. That_One_Guy writes:

I don't think it's a bad song at all. Maybe I'm biased, though, because I loves me some Slayer.

# Aug 1, 2009 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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