Slayer to release first album since death of Jeff Hanneman

The band's founding guitarist passed away in 2013

Slayer have confirmed they are set to release a new album – their first since the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

‘Repentless’ will be released 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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The band made the announcement in a video uploaded to their YouTube page, which you can watch below via Billboard.

Since Hanneman’s death, guitarist Kerry King has taken over main songwriting duties in the band. A handful of the tracks on ‘Relentless’ will already be familiar to fans, having previously been b-sides or free downloads.

Hangman died on May 2 2013 from liver failure, following contracting a flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis.


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