Slayer has finally announced a release date for their 11th studio album, Repentless, it will hit stores on September 11th later this summer. This will mark the bands first album since the death of original member Jeff Hanneman. Slayer will release the album on their new label Nuclear Blast and it's produced by Terry Date who's worked with big names like Pantera and Smashing Pumpkins. Since Hanneman's death last May Kerry King has taken over a majority of the song writing duties for the new album. King said in a recent interview that the album will start off with the title track described as "The Hannemanthem". Hmmmmm.
Fans might recognize some of the other tracks on the album, "Atrocity Vendor" was first released as a b-side on the 2010 single "World Painted Blood". The track "Implode" was featured on a CD given out for free to fans at shows in 2014 and the band released "When the Stillness Comes" a month or so ago in honor of Record Store Day. All these tracks were re-recorded for the new album. Repentless will also mark the return of drummer Paul Bostaph and feature Exodus guitarist Gary Holt filling in for Hanneman. This will be the bands first studio album since 2009's World Painted Blood.
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