Slayer’s Holt Creating Expectations

Claims he blew his wrist out playing some of the stuff on the new album

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In a new interview, Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt started talking crazy smack about the impending Terry Date-produced Slayer record during a chat with metal’s happiest guy, Jose Mangin.

Gary calls the new Slayer material “crushing,” calling the previously released “Implode” “nothing” compared to the stuff fans can expect to hear.

“There’s some really great stuff. I got the call and I went down to do solos and I did nine leads in one day and I went home. Everybody was like damn that was crazy, and what I did was I blew my left wrist out. I was shredding so long and hard and I just wanted to get through them and I felt some pain halfway through it and I just kept going and the next day I couldn’t even move my hand.”

Expectations, being built up.

Don’t let it get out of hand, Gary. They may be tough to live up to when all is said and done.

Holt also said:

“There’s a little bit of everything but everything I’d reference to is 100% Slayer. I mean it’s crushing heavy and it’s dark and sinister and it’s everything you hope a Slayer album should be. There’s no ballads!”

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