Monday, June 1, 2015

SLAYER announce the limited »Repentless« Metal Eagle Edition

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With the title and release date just announced for SLAYER's »Repentless«, due out September 11th, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever - literally - »Repentless« Metal Eagle Edition. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15” X 17” X 3” and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new »Repentless« CD plus exclusive bonus content to be detailed soon. The limited (only 3,000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mailorder online stores.

Pre-orders are available now, so log onto for purchasing info.

The highly-anticipated »Repentless« is SLAYER’s 11th studio album, the first since 2009’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated »World Painted Blood« and the first with producer Terry Date (PANTERA, SLIPKNOT, SOUNDGARDEN). The band - Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitars), Paul Bostaph (drums) and EXODUS/SLAYER touring guitarist Gary Holt, who recorded lead guitar parts for about a half-dozen of the album’s new tracks - started recording »Repentless« in March 2014, and made the track 'Implode' available as a free download in April of that year. The band and Date continued to record between September 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Studios in Los Angeles.  For the album, 'Implode' was completely re-recorded from the ground up, and 'When The Stillness Comes,' used as an instrumental track in a Scion commercial, got a revamped intro and all new vocals.

»Repentless« also includes 'Piano Wire,' an unfinished song from the »World Painted Blood« sessions written by Hanneman. About the track, Rolling Stone wrote that it “…begins with an eerie guitar line before evolving into a full-on-doom (and classic SLAYER) riff onslaught…“ King put it this way: “When I hear it, I think ‘Jeff.’ It sounds like a Jeff Hanneman song.”

The 12-track »Repentless« is, according to those who have heard it, a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what SLAYER knows best - the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world.  

“The new album sounds like SLAYER,“ said Araya. “In the past, our fans have always known what to expect, this time they don’t. But we really like it, and I don’t think the fans are going to be disappointed.“

As is expected from SLAYER, the band will support the release of »Repentless« with extensive touring across the globe, beginning this summer when the band headlines the Mayhem Festival. That tour kicks off June, 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA. The complete routing is below.

See SLAYER on tour:
13.06.    USA       Manchester, TN                                              - Bonnaroo
16.06.    USA       Huntington, NY                                               - Paramount
17.06.    USA       Huntington, NY                                               - Paramount
19.06.    USA       Portland, ME                                                    - State Theatre
20.06.    CND       Montebello, MN                                            - Amnesia Rock

26.06.    USA       San Diego, CA                                                  - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
27.06.    USA       San Bernardino, CA                                       - San Manuel Amphitheatre
28.06.    USA       Mountain View, CA                                       - Shoreline Amphitheatre
30.06.    USA       Seattle, WA                                                      - White River Amphitheatre
01.07.    USA       Boise, ID                                                             - Ford Idaho Center
03.07.    USA       Phoenix, AZ                                                      - Ak-Chin Pavillion
04.07.    USA       Albuquerque, NM                                         - Isleta Amphitheatre   
05.07.    USA       Denver, CO                                                       - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07.07.    USA       Council Bluffs, IA                                            - Harrah’s Council Bluffs
08.07.    USA       Milwaukee, WI                                                - Eagles Ballroom
10.07.    USA       Indianapolis, IN                                               - Klipsch Music Center
11.07.    USA       Detroit, MI                                                        - DTE Energy Music Center
12.07.    USA       Chicago, IL                                                         - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
15.07.    CDN       Toronto, ON                                                     - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
17.07.    USA       Pennsauken Township, NJ                         - Susquehanna Bank Arts
18.07.    USA       Pittsburgh, PA                                                 - First Niagara Pavilion
19.07.    USA       Hartford, CT                                                      - Xfinity Theatre
21.07.    USA       Holmdel, NJ                                                      - PNC Bank Arts Center
22.07.    USA       Gilford, NH                                                        - Meadowbrook (Bank Of NH Pavilion)
24.07.    USA       Bristow, VA                                                       - Jiffy Lube Live
25.07.    USA       Winthrop, MA                                                 - Xfinity Center
26.07.    USA       Wantagh, NY                                                    - Nikon Theatre @ Jones Beach
29.07.    USA       Atlanta, GA                                                       - Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
31.07.    USA       San Antonio, TX                                              - White Water Amphitheatre
01.08.    USA       Houston, TX                                                      - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
02.08.    USA       Dallas, TX                                                           - Gexa Energy Pavillion

25.10.    NL          Tilburg                                                                 - 013
26.10.    F             Paris                                                                     - Le Zenith
27.10.    CH          Zurich                                                                  - Komplex
30.10.    E             Bilbao                                                                  - Santana 27
31.10.    E             La Coruna                                                          - Coliseum
01.11.    E             Madrid                                                                - La Riviera
03.11.    E             Barcelona                                                          - Razzmatazz
05.11.    I              Milan                                                                   - Alcatraz
07.11.    A             Vienna                                                                - Gasometer
17.11.    B             Brussels                                                              - AB
19.11.    LUX        Luxembourg                                                     - Rockhal
21.11.    UK          Newport                                                            - Centre
22.11.    UK          Plymouth                                                           - Pavillion
24.11.    UK          Manchester                                                      - Apollo
25.11.    UK          Glasgow                                                             - Academy
27.11.    UK          Birmingham                                                      - Academy
28.11.    UK          Leeds                                                                  - Academy
30.11.    UK          Brixton                                                                - Academy
More dates to be announced…!

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