working on a new album for projected summer release.
By Blurt Staff
“Psychopathy Red,” the first new track from Slayer since 2006’s thrashterpiece Christ Illusion, will be
available as a 7-inch vinyl disc beginning Saturday, April 18, 2009 as part of the third annual Record Store Day. Only 5,000 of these
limited edition discs will be manufactured worldwide, and will be available
exclusively at participating independent record stores – log onto
www.recordstoreday.com for the list of participating stores.
The blood-red vinyl “Psychopathy Red” 7-inch collectors item will be
packaged in a special Russian crime scene “evidence envelope,” as the
song was inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, aka
the Rostov Ripper, who confessed to brutally murdering 56 children. The song
was recorded by the band – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman,
bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo – in a Los Angeles recording studio last October.
April 18 marks “Record Store Day,” the annual day that celebrates the
unique culture surrounding the more than 700 independently owned record stores
across the U.S.
and hundreds of similar stores internationally. The members of Slayer chose to
unleash “Psychopathy Red” on this day – and only through independent
record stores – to acknowledge the support those outlets have offered to the
band and to metal music over the years.
Slayer is currently in a Los Angeles
studio recording a brand-new album due out this Summer. The band will co-headline
with Marilyn Manson on the five-week Mayhem Festival set to kick off July 10 in
Sacramento, CA. In addition, Kerry King and Tom Araya
are set to make a special appearance at the Ephiphone Revolver Golden Gods
Awards to be held in Los Angeles
on April 7, where they will present the “Best Live Band” award to
Slipknot. Slayer was presented with its first Golden God Award in 2004 when the
band was named “Best Live Band.”