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SLAYER Hope To Eventually Release Old Jeff Hanneman Demos In The Future

We're still riding high with the release of the new Slayer track, "When The Stillness Comes." We talked about the track in-depth at the start of last night's Livecast.

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In celebration of the single release, the band have been giving a lot of interviews lately and offering a ton of news about the new album. Here is a recap of some of the news we've learned so far.

In a Rolling Stone article last week, King revealed the band hopes to release the album in August.

Kerry King is also eventually considering a solo album saying "There's plenty of people that I considered doing it with . . . but I have to have Slayer covered before I consider anything like that."

As for any unused Jeff Hanneman material, other than "Piano Wire," which will appear on this album, King states:

Only one song on the album contains music that Hanneman wrote – "Piano Wire" – though he did not record on it, as it was an unfinished idea from World Painted Blood and King has recorded all of Slayer's rhythm-guitar tracks since the early Nineties. "When I hear it, I think 'Jeff,'" King says. "It sounds like something Jeff wrote, because I would never have written that."

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The guitarist says that he has another Hanneman composition that dates back about 20 years that he always liked that could appear on the band's next record. "That's about it," King says. "There's things we didn't use from the early, early days that, you know, could be resurrected in the right scenario, but we'll have to see."


In a press release we received earlier today, we got some more info on the album. The album, is of course, done being recorded and is currently being mastered. There are 11 tracks recorded, but the final album might have less tracks, with a few saved for bonus releases.

Slayer also lined up some select "An Evening with" Slayer shows for their upcoming tour,  where they will be pulling some deep cuts. Here's Slayer's current routing:

24 Iron City, Birmingham, AL*
25 Monter Energy Welcome to Rockfille, Metropolitian Park, Jacksonville, FL
26 Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA*

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1 Lunatic Luau, Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
3 Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
22 Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
23 Socorro Casino, El Paso, TX*

13 Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
16 Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
17 Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
19 State Theatre, Portland, ME
20 Amnesia Rock, Montebello, Montreal

(Mayhem headline dates):
26 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27 San Manual Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
28 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30 White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

1 Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Boise, ID
3 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
4 Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
5 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
7 Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
8 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Kilpsch Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN
11 DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON CANADA
17 Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
19 Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
21 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22 Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion), Gilford, NH
24 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25 Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26 Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
29 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31 Whitewater Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX

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1 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
2 Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

* "An Evening with…" headline dates

More Slayer news as we get it.

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