Hold on people, progress with caution - especially if you're a Slayer fan. Only a few days ago I was reading about a new photo book coming out entitled 'God Listens To Slayer', and if that's the case then in theory, he/she should be sitting somewhere head banging. However, god may well be as angry with this new song as the mortals are.
'When The Stillness Comes' was released as a 7" picture disc for Record Store Day, and is set to feature of Slayer's upcoming eleventh album, which will be the first since the death of founding member Jeff Hanneman and the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo.
According to lead guitarist Kerry King the song is about "a dude who wakes up at a crime scene and realizes he's killed everybody", before adding "It's really cool," just in case you had any worries about that. Even before the lyrics start, the intro provides a real sense of impending doom, but the end results have upset and divided many fans, arguing that the track is over produced and relatively unfinished, missing the solo that the people want so badly.
The album is still untitled and is tentatively stated for an August 2015 release via Nuclear Blast Records.