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Slayer Begins Writing New Material For Upcoming Record

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In a recent message posted online by Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, he mentioned briefly that the American thrash metal legends have begun work on their next album and that guitarist Jeff Hanneman looks to be contributing. His post reads as follows:

"The PHILM album is in the mixing stage.. I can't wait for you to hear it! Looking forward to releasing it on Ipecac Recordings and doing selected shows around the world. Slayer is writing a new record. Jeff is still recovering and doing better."

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1. R10 writes:

Good god damned news! Good to see Mr. Hannemans recovering from the spider bite,contributing to the next record. Always look forward to new Slayer!

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Shno writes:

Nothing better then hearing positive news about Slayer AND Hanneman! Can't wait for this!

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. theghostofavalon writes:

Hell yeah! More new Slayer music! And I'm glad Hanneman is doing better.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. silvermountains writes:

great news all around, cant wait.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Necrovomit writes:

SSSSSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \MM/

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

I'm always down to hear new Slayer. Never really been into them but I'm always down to hear their new stuff.

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. albert croatia writes:

slayer is making new record with hanneman that is
good news that jeff is ready for writing and making
his part of music.

so next old school thrash metal masterpiece should
arrive soon......along with new testament album.

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 3:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrokenFace writes:

i hear theres a rap song on the new album. Kerry king pushed for it cus hes so metal

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. 9Maggot9 writes:

f*** yes, Slayer's the best cant wait for it \m/

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ab croatia writes:

TO POST NO.8 - slayer has rap song on new
album…how do you know….put link where you read it.

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 8:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrokenFace writes:

post 10 i joke. Kerry kings got a hatred for rap. Thats why he wont speak to rob flynn

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

If he hates rap, why did he guest on a Beastie Boys track?

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. spiral_architect writes:

FOR THE LOVE OF ODIN, KEEP LOU REED FAR AWAY FROM THE MAKING OF THIS ALBUM..........

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DreamHeater writes:

s_a, don't worry, Lou Reed isn't on this one.
Slayer, featuring... WILLIAM SHATNER!

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BrianMN writes:

Slayer featuring Gaga and Bieber. :)
Seriously, I hope they work with Sneap this time or Colin Richardson would be good.
The guy who did WPB was NOT a good pick.

# Nov 21, 2011 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

I agree Brian mn. The production/mixing on WPB was horrid! Had similar sound as that punk covers album Slayer did in the late 90's. Wouldnt mind seeing them take a chance and go a differant route producer wise. As long as its not Bob Rock. ; - )

# Nov 21, 2011 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. VanMetal writes:

Looking forward to the new Slayer album. \m/

Could this maybe be their last or 2nd to last album?

# Nov 21, 2011 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RTB writes:

Little surprised about this news
for 1 i thought they would shut it down either for a while or permanently and 2 the well is about empty lyrically but i hope this one is better than there last which i thought was one of there worst

# Nov 21, 2011 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KC writes:

Hopefully it will be good this time. It wouldn't hurt to involve some effort. Last couple were terrible.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BrokenFace writes:

Diamond oz I saw a interview with kerry king n he said he hates machine head for rappin. An he did the beastie boys track not really knoin wat it was

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 5:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. R10 writes:

I could have sworn Slayer did a collab with Ice T or simebody for a soundtrack,but i might be wrong. Because of the Rubin connection to Slayer and the Beasties,King did the solo and guitar on No Sleep til Brooklyn. Always loved that tune.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BrianMN writes:

@Brokenface...
Yes, King had a feud with Flynn (who HASN'T he had a feud with?)
But that was during "The Burning Red" and "Supercharger".
When "Empires" came out they made up.

@R10....the song with Ice T was from the movie "Judgement Night", song called "Disorder".

See why you should be nice to old people?
Look at how much irrelevant knowledge we have. :)
Either that or I just spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME READING ABOUT THIS CRAP.
Sincerely..."In desperate need of a life and a drink" (BrianMN)
:P

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah Slayer and Ice-T did a song called, "Disorder" for the Judgement Night soundtrack which was actually three songs by The Exploited rolled into one.

Yes, Kerry King criticised Machine Head for bring rapping vocals into their music, but that's probably because they'd made two good albums without it and at the time Flynn began using the technique, rap metal was very popular. So he probably saw it as selling out rather than hating it for the rapping itself. Also he did "What We're All About" with Sum 41 which was basically a rap song, not to mention he appeared in the videos for both that track and "No Sleep 'til Brooklyn." He knew full well what he was doing.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. hellrat writes:

Slayer has sounded like the crappy songs off Diabolus since....well, since they recorded the crappy songs on Diabolus ;)

same recycled crappola, ya know...its cool, but not THAT cool

they should do a collaboration with the Ghost of 2pac Shakur...blow fvcking LouLu straight to fvcking hell :)

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. milczor writes:

KURWA ZAPIERDALAĆ!!!!!!!!!

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. BrianMN writes:

Quite a few things need to happen for the next Slayer album to be a success.
Honestly, I really enjoyed “God Hates us All”.
The next two were merely passable.

1 I wouldn’t mind them going back to Slagel.
I’m wondering how much he really had to do with that early Slayer sound.
2 Hanneman and King REALLY need to start collaborating again.
A lot of the dual guitar stuff was lost when they moved apart.
3 King has been recording all the main riffs and Hanneman just doing leads.
That really screwed up the dual sound they had on early albums…stop it.
4 Araya is sounding more and more like Sam Kinison with each album, he needs to go back to his early material and relearn how to scream.
5 Lyrically, as another person pointed out, the well is pretty much dry.
A lot of diehards would scream “sell out” but at this point in their careers, who cares?
Explore some different themes lyrically.
This group has more good albums in them but they, like Metallica need to go back to what made them good in the first place.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. R10 writes:

Yea,you guys are probably right. I did enjoy God Hates us All,but for the last 20 years they've released consistantly average material. Nothing awesome since Seasons imo. Some of thier mid to late 90's material i havent listened to since it came out. A change in recording practices,and a differant producer could be the spark they need to release another classic. Time will tell.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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