Two-time Grammy-winning thrash/metal legends SLAYER performed their iconic song “Raining Blood” on last night’s (Thursday, July 27) edition of NBC‘s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. They also took part in a “Tales From Tour” segment in which they shared road stories about a free throw gone wrong, leaving bandmates at rest stops and a crazy night in Canada. Check out the footage below.
Immediately following yesterday’s taping of “The Tonight Show”, SLAYER headed over to New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden where the band headlined as part of its summer U.S. tour.
In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was asked if there are any plans in place for the band to begin working on a follow-up to 2015’s “Repentless” album. He responded: “Funny thing is, ‘Repentless’ isn’t even two years old yet, though it seems like it is. But from that session, there are six or eight songs that are recorded — some with vocals, some with leads, but all with keeper guitar, drums and bass. So when those songs get finished lyrically, if the lyrics don’t change the songs, they’ll be ready to be on the next record. So we already have more than half a record complete, if those songs make it.”
He continued: “This is actually the most prepared we’ve ever been for the next record in our history; there’s no reason to not do more work, because it’s already more than halfway done. Just write four or five new songs, and give the others some attention, and we’ll be good to go. If we get a down period of time, which I know is coming at the end of this year, maybe we’ll focus on that and get to it.”
Pressed about whether it’s “conceivable” that we could see a new SLAYER record next year, Kerry said: “It’s conceivable — but I’m certainly not gonna promise it, because every time I do, I make a liar of myself! [Laughs]”