LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, August 5, 2015 — The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of History has just posted a profile of Slayer and the Origins of Thrash as part of its Places of Musical Innovation exhibit. Check it out here:
Slayer – bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist/Exodus band member Gary Holt, and producer Terry Date – has completed recording Repentless, one of the most highly-anticipated metal/hard rock albums of 2015. It’s also Slayer’s 11th studio album, the band’s first new effort since 2009’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, and is set for a 9/11/15 release. Repentless is likely the band’s most challenging album ever due to circumstances that have occurred over the past few years, notably the passing of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman and original drummer Dave Lombardo leaving the band. Repentless is Slayer’s first album written and recorded without Hanneman, the first album that Bostaph has made with the band since “God Hates Us All” (9/11/2001), the first with producer Date, the first that Holt has played on, and the first Slayer album to be released on Nuclear Blast.