Exclusive Videos: Slayer Discuss Remaining Jeff Hanneman Material, Next Album and “Old School” Set List
Today, RevolverMag.com presents two exclusive new interview videos featuring Slayer guitarist Kerry King and drummer Paul Bostaph. In the top clip, King discusses material left behind by co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died in May. King implies he’d like to rework the material and include it on Slayer’s next studio album.
“If we’re gonna release things that Jeff wrote — I’ve seen other bands do it in the past, and it’s generally not good,” King says in the video. “I don’t want it to be perceived like that. If we’re gonna put out Jeff’s last contributions in Slayer, if it ain’t awesome, you’re not gonna hear it.”
In the bottom clip, the band discuss their next album and their current “old school” set list, which includes tracks from 1983′s Show No Mercy, 1985′s Hell Awaits, 1986′s Reign In Blood, 1988′s South of Heaven and more.
“We’re having such a great time rehearsing this old-school set, we’ve decided to play it on every one of our upcoming tour dates,” King said in a previous statement.
“The final set list is still coming together,” said Tom Araya in the same release from the band. “But we’re going to give the fans what amounts to decades of aggression. It’s going to be a great night of music and moshing for everyone.” You can check out the band’s remaining dates below!
Confirmed dates for Slayer’s 2013 Fall North American tour:
4 Shaw Center, Edmonton, AB
5 Praireland Park Center, Saskatoon, SK
7 MTS Center, Winnipeg, MB
8 Myth, Minneapolis, MN
10 FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
12 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
15 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
16 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
17 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
19 The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
20 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
21 Kool Haus, Toronto, ON
23 CEPSUM/University of Montreal, Montreal, QC
24 Pavilion de la Jeunesse, Quebec, QC
26 Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
27 Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY
29 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
30 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA