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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Says New Album Could Be Released This Summer

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In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Slayer guitarist/co-founder Kerry King stated that the band's new album, their first since 2009's, "World Painted Blood" could be released as early as this Summer

"Currently we’re taking a break, but I am very excited by the way it’s all turning out so far,” King says. “I’ve worked up three songs with Dave (Lombardo; drums) and they’re sounding really refreshing and energetic. I’m certain that I’ll have three more ready to go when we return to action.

"I don’t think we’ll spend long in the studio this time either. We’re gonna do it old school style and get things done fast. In fact, we are already ahead of schedule. The album will be ready for a summer release. But whether it’s put out at that time is down to the record label [American]. They might have other plans. But we want it with the fans during the summer."

He also commented on the health of bandmate Jeff Hanneman, stating: "We could go onstage with him right now and do ‘Mandatory Suicide'. If that was the only song in our set, Jeff would be fine. But he’s slowly getting himself back to full fitness and by the time we’re ready to tour he’ll be right back onstage with us."

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1. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

sweet...new slayer record and jeff hanneman back at full strength for the tour seasont this summer...epic win

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

All is good in the Slayer camp

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. silvermountains writes:

mayhem fest better not dissapoint

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Billpower writes:

how can you look forward to a new slayer album when it sounds like the last? I grew out of these guys years ago.

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

Good Golly! Yet another round of washed up Diabolus rejects :)

Don't see em doing anything brilliant, its really gotten quite redundant...but if SLAYTANIC does manage to pull off something rootsy and evolved, and has got Jeff on it, well then I'm in

Believe it when I hear it...don't give a fvck what that fvcking idiot goon k-k-k-king has to say about it

NP---Rock of Ages---Clinch Mountain Boys featuring the the late GREAT Colonel Keith Whitley

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. 9Maggot9 writes:

f*** YES CANT WAIT, I'm so overwhelmed now :D:D:D
I'm way to happy right now >;.<;

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

"how can you look forward to a new slayer album when it sounds like the last? I grew out of these guys years ago."

And yet you felt compelled to comment here about it.

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

Yea,old Billpower's moved on to more mature forms of music like djent and dubstep. Fvckin hoser! Slayer wont re-invent the wheel musically,but i know what im getting... A fvckin Slayer album!

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Punisherdeath666 writes:

Its going to be better than metallicas lame a$$ lulu bullsh**. TRUE THRASH METAL!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. charest writes:

cant wait, f*** you

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Billpower writes:

#7 Oh, I get it, I'm not supposed to put out my opinion because you told me. gotcha. #8 typical slayer fan.

# Feb 6, 2012 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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