Slayer Regroups With Rubin, Plots Summer Tour
Slayer has reteamed with longtime collaborator Rick Rubin to executive produce its first new album with its four original members since 1990's "Seasons in the Abyss."Slayer has reteamed with longtime collaborator Rick Rubin to executive produce its first new album with its four original members since 1990's "Seasons in the Abyss." The set will be released in the fall via Rubin's American Recordings imprint with Warner Bros.
Vocalist/Tom Araya, guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman and drummer Dave Lombardo reunited in 2003 and have toured frequently, but this is their maiden trip to the studio. "This is probably the most prepared we've been to record an album since the '80s," King says. "We've been writing and cutting demos for months."
Day-to-day production on the as-yet-untitled set, Slayer's first since 2001's "God Hates Us All," will be handled by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Staind). Titles in the early mix for inclusion are "Supremist," "Consfearacy" and "Catalyst."
On June 6 in San Diego, Slayer will return to the road for the Unholy Alliance Tour, which will also feature Mastodon, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom and Thine Eyes Bleed.
Here are the Unholy Alliance tour dates:
June 6: San Diego (Sports Arena)
June 7: Las Vegas (Orleans)
June 12: St. Louis (Pop’s Outside)
June 13: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
June 15: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
June 16: E. Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
June 17: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
June 23: San Antonio (Freeman Coliseum)
June 25: Houston (Reliant Arena)
June 29: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
July 6: Detroit (Cobo Arena)
July 7: Milwaukee (Eagles Auditorium)
July 13: Seattle (Qwest Field Event Center)
July 19: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
July 21: Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa Amphitheatre)
July 22: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)