Work on Slayer album #15 has started, according to a photo posted to the band’s official Facebook page. With just a cryptic photo of guitarist Kerry King sitting near the mixing board to go on, and the hashtag, #SlayerAlbum15, it does appear that recording of the first Slayer album without founding-guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away in 2013, has begun.
Entering the studio was mentioned back in April, when the band announced it signed a deal with Nuclear Blast. The press release said the band would be recording “later this year,” and the album was “tentatively set for an early 2015 release date.”
After nearly 30 years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, this will be the first Slayer album through their own label imprint. This will be the first studio album since 2009s World Painted Blood. The band released the song “Implode” earlier in the year, which was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The track was produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman.