Slayer’s Araya Brags About New Music

Says new stuff is sounding ultra heavy

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Tom Araya thinks the new Slayer album is heavy as fuck.

I’m paraphrasing.

The sessions are being overseen by Terry Date.

Araya tells Jose Mangin who heads up SiriusXM’s heavy channels that Slayer’s new shit is coming along nicely.

“We’re just getting started, man. We’re laying down drum tracks at the moment, but yeah, we’re just getting started. I’d say we’re two weeks into doing stuff.”

He adds:

“There’s stuff that Kerry [King] has been working on for the past almost two years, two and a half years.

“We started this whole process of writing a new album several years ago — three or four years ago — so it’s been a long process; it’s something that we’ve been doing for a while. So a lot of these songs have been around for a bit and now we’re just trying to figure them out and make them good.”

On Date’s input, Araya says:

“He’s awesome, dude. He’s really, really good. We actually finished up a song that we’re doing for somebody and we put that together in five days, and we went in and recorded it, we did all our parts, and then Terry mixed it and we presented it and it fuckin’ sounds really heavy, man. [It] sounds awesome, sounds real fuckin’ heavy.”

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