Thrash metal band Slayer debut a new song titled "Implode" at last night's Revolver magazine's Golden God's Awards. It's their first new song since 2009 and the first new material since guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away nearly a year ago. You can listen to the song above and download a studio version by going on the band's website.
The nearly four minute song starts off with slow, heavy distorted riffs before picking up the tempo and turning into a heavy hitting thrash song. Tom Araya's vocals keep up to speed with the surging rhythms and guitarist Kerry King rips his wah - inflected solo at a breakneck speed. It's a song that contains all the ingredients of Slayer and will undoubtedly leave fans wanting to hear more new material.
Additionally, the band announced that they had ended their nearly three decade relationship with Rick Rubin and his American Records label and have signed with German label Nuclear Blast. The band will have their own imprint through the label and will begin recording a new album with a tentative 2015 release date. In a statement with Rolling Stone, singer Tom Araya said:
Rick has played a huge role in our career and we've made some great albums with him. But today is a new day, record companies don't play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.
Slayer will be hitting the road in May with a few U.S. dates before heading out to multiple cities in Europe. For dates and ticket information check out the band's tour page.
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