In a recent interview with The Irish Times, SLAYER axeman Kerry King was asked what he thinks on the fact that METALLICA hasn’t released a new studio album since 2008 (Death Magnetic).
He says: “Funny thing is, I brought that up last night. We were sitting around having some shots, and I said, ‘When’s METALLICA doing a new record?’ When you think about it, it’s kind of like us. You don’t have to put out a new record. People will come up to a certain point, because you’ve got such a catalogue. You can just keeping changing songs.”
He added: “They are really living on the first five records, I think. I’m not sure a new record makes sense for them. Death Magnetic was a nice version compared to St Anger. Hopefully, they keep going along that line and get some of the riffs back.”
Read entire interview at this location.
SLAYER‘s eleventh studio album, Repentless, was released on September 11, 2015, and is the first SLAYER album to feature guitarist Gary Holt of EXODUS and the first to feature drummer Paul Bostaph since 2001’sGod Hates Us All. Repentless is alsoband’s first album following the death of Jeff Hanneman in 2013, and the band’s first album to be released on Nuclear Blast.