Monday, April 17, 2006

More Details on the New Slayer CD

(The Gauntlet) More dates have been confirmed for the Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching to the Perverted" which will kick off on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA. The seven-week trek boasts what has got to be the genre's coolest line-up - joining Slayer will be Lamb of God, Mastodon and Children of Bodom (who will rotate the second and third slots), and Thine Eyes Bleed who will open the shows.

For the most part, Slayer - Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and Dave Lombardo/drums - have finished recording tracks for their as yet untitled new album due out this fall, and will begin the mixing process this week. This album is the first new studio album since 1990's Seasons In The Abyss that features the entire original Slayer lineup (drummer Lombardo left the band in 1992 and rejoined in 2003). Rick Rubin, who helped solidify the much-emulated Slayer sound beginning with their genre-defining 1986 classic Reign In Blood, is executive producing, and Josh Abraham (Korn, Velvet Revolver, Atreyu) is producing.

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