Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with "Repentless," the band’s 11th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, "Repentless" was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. "Repentless" is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
Thirty-four years into its career, Slayer remains the preeminent punk-thrash band that helped establish the genre and that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Slayer is a five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award-winning metal juggernaut that writes songs which mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society. "Repentless," the band’s first new album in six years, continues the Slaytanic offensive with a twelve-song, blood-shaking sonic attack. The album is dark, fast, aggressive and without mercy.
"Repentless" marks a number of transitions for the band, but with their undisputed attitude, Slayer emerges triumphant, says Tom. “After 35 years, the thing that Kerry and I share is our dedication to the band, and Jeff’s included in that. It’s the same with Gary. He’s been doing this a long time and he’s had the same commitment. It’s a common bond we share with a lot of musicians out there. I’m really excited about the new album, we’ve put a lot of work into it, Kerry especially, and it was all for Slayer.”