This just in from the good folks at Blabbermouth.net… the site has revealed a ton of info about the upcoming and highly anticipated new album from thrash legends Slayer – including, for the first time, the project’s title. Lots of info below the fold, so take a dive!
The esteemed music site has just reported that the new Slayer CD will be titled World Painted Blood, and is tentatively due for release late this summer. Known tracks include the title cut, as well as the single “Psychopathy Red,” which came out as a limited-run 7” vinyl single back in April. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who also worked on Metallica’s comeback smash Death Magnetic.
In a May 19th interview with the site, axe-wielder extraordinaire Kerry King suggested the album would be similar in style to their 1990 album Seasons in the Abyss, “because I think Seasons was a little bit of everything, as far as Slayer goes. I think this one has a little bit of everything… So I would imagine people are gonna compare it to that one."
King shared songwriting duties on World Painted Blood with fellow guitarist Jeff Hanneman, taking on six songs himself, with Jeff writing seven (including the title cut and “Psychopathy Red”), but according to King, not all of the songs recorded might ultimately make the cut. "I got out of that mindset that was popular in the '90s when everybody put as much material on CDs as would fit,” he told the site. “All my favorite records from when I was growing up had 10 songs tops, and they're all kick-ass, so I just [think back to] how I perceived records as when I was a fan."
The band will be teaming up with Megadeth – for the first time in 15 years – in a series of four Canadian shows this month, also supported by Machine Head and Suicide Silence. They’ll also be headlining together with Marilyn Manson for the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival beginning next month.
Be sure to get the entire scoop at Blabbermouth.net.