Slayer’s front-man Tom Araya has gone on record to say that the Californian thrash titan’s next album may contain some of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s final work. Hanneman sadly passed away on May 2nd of this year due to liver failure. He had also been recovering from necrotising fasciitis (a flesh eating bacteria) that he had contracted as the result of an infected spider bite in early 2011. In an interview with Loudwire Araya commented:


“I haven’t had the privilege of going through [Jeff’s] audio files at the moment, but that’s something I plan to do. Once we get some business squared away, that’s something I plan to do; to go through his music and see what he has.”


He added: “I know that he had several ideas together that he had presented to us in the course of the past year. Before he passed away, there was one complete song that he had managed to send to everybody that I listened to and that I thought was really, really good and communicated that to him. There’s stuff that I thought would be great to listen to just to see what’s there and how we can possibly use what he had done. That’s something I have every intension of doing.”


The new album is expected sometime in 2014.

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