Slayer reveal first song from new album – hear tribute to Jeff Hanneman now

Band return with 'Repentless'

Slayer have revealed new song ‘Repentless’, taken from the upcoming album of the same name.

The US metal band will their first since the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The record, which is the group’s 11th studio LP, was produced by Terry Date, who has worked with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Bring Me The Horizon in the past.

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Since Hanneman’s death, guitarist Kerry King has taken over main songwriting duties in the band. Hanneman died in May 2013 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.

Speaking about the new song, King told Metal Hammer that it is a tribute to Hanneman. “I call it the Hannemanthem!” King said. “I wrote that for Jeff. Oh, dude, it’s fast as fuck. You don’t know what the fuck’s coming!”

Slayer have also announced details of a UK tour set to take place in November. The metal band will play seven dates in total, starting at Newport Centre on November 21. They will then play in Plymouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and London. See below for full dates and venues.

Slayer will play:

Newport, Centre (November 21)
Plymouth, Pavilions (November 22)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (November 24)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (November 25)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (November 27)
Leeds, O2 Academy (November 28)
Brixton, O2 Academy (November 30)