slayer2013lineup_lo When The Stillness Comes, the first new track from Slayer in nearly a year, will be available as part of Record Store Day on April 18th, it is announced today by Slayer and Nuclear Blast.

The song, accompanied by a live recording of Black Magic, from the band’s 1983 album Show No Mercy and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air Festival, will be available as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), 7-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stories worldwide.

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  1. Slayer just isn’t Slayer any more. The best thing about them, compared to the rest of the big four, was they had the original band together. During the years Dave was out of the Slayer, I lost some interest in the band. It just didn’t sound like Slayer to me. No disrespect meant to Paul, who’s an amazing drummer and definitely no disrespect meant to Gary, who’s one of the greatest thrash guitarists of all time. But there was this chaotic chemistry between Kerry, Jeff, Tom and Dave and I think at the heart of it was Dave’s very unorthodox drumming. He’s just a different kind of drummer than Paul and Dave’s playing, which had some almost jazz approaches at times, helped give Slayer it’s identity right along with Jeff and Kerry’s wild, almost out of control guitar shredding and Tom’s vocals. But sadly, now we’ve lost Jeff (r.i.p. brother) and Dave’s gone again. So it’s never going to be the same. What those original four guys had was magic and that’s not something that can be easily recreated no matter how great their replacements are.

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