Published Feb 18, 2015Get ready to show your turntable no mercy this Record Store Day, Slayer fans, because the thrash gods are about to give us a new tune for the vinyl holiday. Their latest satanic salvo is called "When the Stillness Comes."
The vinyl single arrives as a limited-edition 7-inch picture disc on April 18 via Nuclear Blast. The track was recorded last year at a Los Angeles studio with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden, White Zombie) and teases the quartet's in-the-works full-length. The 7-inch is limited to 5,000 copies.
Bringing it back to the band's early days, the B-side is a live version of their Show No Mercy track "Black Magic." This latest live rendition was recorded at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany last summer.
While most of the details on the upcoming LP are under wraps, the group are reportedly in the home stretch and hope to have the set out by the end of the year. It will be the first Slayer album since the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013. Exodus member Gary Holt has been performing with the group live but reportedly isn't on the new album alongside six-stringer Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph and vocalist/bassist Tom Araya.