Slayer Unveil Their "Heaviest Release Ever" with the 'Repentless - Metal Eagle Edition'
Published Jun 01, 2015Save for a few song details, we're still a little in the dark as to what all will be on Slayer's upcoming 11th LP, Repentless. One thing's for sure, though: you'll be able to find it inside a winged, logo-replicating "Metal Eagle" box set edition.
Like the standard copies of the set, the "Metal Eagle Edition" lands September 11 through Nuclear Blast. Eagle-eyed fans will recognize the art, which has been used off-and-on for merchandise over the decades. As you can see above, the box is in the shape of a stately bird of flight clutching a blood-drenched a sword. In front of it is the band's well-worn inverted pentagram logo.
The "Metal Eagle Edition" of Repentless will include a deluxe digipak version of the album, as well as as-yet-unrevealed "exclusive bonus content." The "Metal Eagle Edition" is also being described as the thrash band's "heaviest release ever," owing to the fact that the aluminum alloy packaging weighs in at seven pounds.
Though the tracklisting info for Repentless has yet to be revealed, we know that the album includes the previously delivered "When the Stillness Comes," which Slayer had released on a 7-inch this past Record Store Day. It also includes "Piano Wire," a song that the band had left unfinished while recording 2009's World Painted Blood.
As previously reported, Repentless was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden, White Zombie) and finds longstanding members Tom Araya and Kerry King joined by '90s-era drummer Paul Bostaph and the late Jeff Hanneman's replacement, Gary Holt.
Slayer hit Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on July 15 as part of this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. You'll find more info on the outfit's global tour dates over here.