Slayer are working on a new record, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The legendary thrashers have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and the album will be released in collaboration with Slayer’s own –yet unnamed- label imprint. New song Implode is available online.


Slayer have signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their upcoming album, to be recorded later in 2014. The album will be released under Slayer’s own label imprint, a name for which has not yet been revealed. With that move ends a 28-year history of successful Slayer collaboration with American Recordings and Rick Rubin.


“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” Slayer’s singer/bassist Tom Araya said. “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.”


All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.


“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record. It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet! I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”


Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez added: “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer. Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”


A new song was performed by Slayer at the Revolver Golden Awards on 23 April 2014. The band (composed of original members Tom Araya and Kerry King along with familiar drummer Paul Bostaph and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt) came onstage as a surprise act and delivered new song Implode. The facebook post by Slayer reads: “Hey, Mutherfuckers – You have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you. We’ve got a brand new song – “Implode” – it’s Slayer’s first new song since “World Painted Blood” was released back in 2009 – and we want you guys to hear it, so we’re giving it away for free. All you have to do is go, enter your email address and we’ll send you the download link. We’re writing and recording more new music, so keep coming back here and we’ll tell you how it’s going. And hey, we’re hitting the road next month with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus – WE WANT TO FUCKING SEE YOU THERE!”


Implode can be downloaded at

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