SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says that the band’s split with American Recordings label came after the band was offered an “insulting” deal for its 11th album.
King tells The Metal Hammer Magazine Show‘s Alexander Milas: “Solidarity is far stronger than jumping ship and going somewhere else. I thought we’d still be on American – but when we got the offer from American, I was insulted.
“That to me just said, ‘Good luck, you’re not gonna have good luck here anymore.’ So we found our new friends at Nuclear Blast.”
SLAYER‘s eleventh studio album, “Repentless”, is due out on September 11th via SLAYER‘s own as yet unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast). This is band’s first new effort since 2011’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, and first album without band’s late co-founder and guitarist Jeff Hanneman. SLAYER also posted teaser which can be seen below.
“Repentless” was produced by Terry Date and features bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt.