Slayer consider quitting

Metal giants hint they may call it a day after next album

Metal band Slayer have hinted they might split soon.

The US band are contracted to record one more album with American Recordings, but have suggested that it may be their last.

Frontman Tom Araya said: “Let’s put it this way, this is the final record of our commitment with Rick Rubin. When we first signed a deal with him back in 1986, we never sat down and said, ‘How long do you guys want to keep this together?’. We signed the deal and we’ve just been doing records since.”

Araya added that the group are busy writing at the moment, and will decide on the band’s future after the next release.

Speaking to he said: “We’re working on new ideas now just so that people can have a taste of what’s coming. Kerry and Jeff are putting together ideas, so what the end result of this next two-and-a-half months is, I don’t know. Once we’ve put together new material, we can get together and discuss our future plans.”

Araya concluded that being old and onstage isn’t a good combination though, saying: “Seeing a 50-year-old man headbanging on stage would make me cringe. If I was watching that, I’d think, ‘Dude, you’re a little too old for that, aren’t you? You’re gonna fall off!’.”