Metal legends Slayer have announced that they have parted ways with their longtime label American Recordings, and formed an as-yet-untitled label, which will be an imprint under Nuclear Blast Records. The band expects to begin recording a new album soon for an early 2015 release, which will be produced by Terry Date and Greg Fidelman. Bassist and vocalist Tom Araya on the signing and new album:
“Rick has played a huge role in our career [and] we’ve made some great albums with him. But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”
In addition, Slayer released a demo of a new track called “Implode,” which you can find on their official website. The track is supposedly taken from their new album, which will be their first since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first with Paul Bostaph since 2001’s God Hates Us All and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the late Jeff Haneman.
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