Slayer Release First New Song Since Jeff Hanneman's Death
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.25.2014
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NME reports that Slayer have released their new song "Implode", the first new track since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May of last year. Hanneman died at the age of 49 from cirrhosis of the liver. The song, called "Implode", can be heard below and downloaded from the band's official website. Hanneman's stand in, Gary Holt, is still playing and recording with the band.
It was recorded in Los Angeles and will likely be on the band's new album in 2015. It was recorded through their label Nuclear Blast. This will be the end of their relationship with Rick Rubin's American Recordings.
Frontman Tom Araya said: "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."