May 2nd will mark the first anniversary of the death of former Slayer guitarist and founding member, Jeff Hanneman. Slayer appeared on the 2014 Revolver Golden God Awards a few days ago, premiering their new song, ‘Implode,’ live.
I caught the song on my Facebook News Feed shortly after it debuted, along with the news that Slayer left Rick Rubin and American Recordings, closing a decades-long relationship. They have opted to record their new song and the rest of their new album with Nuclear Blast (home to bands like Anthrax, Decapitated, Carnifex, and Soulfly) in order to attempt to “connect directly with their fans.” I don’t know, I’ll feel pretty weird buying the new album and not seeing the ‘American Recordings’ grey and black cd inside.
Let’s hope this is all for the best. Check out the new song ‘Implode’ below.