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SLAYER Reveal Repentless Album Cover; Likely To Offend Christians

Posted by on June 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph, Kerry King

Slayer just sent out a press release revealing the cover of their next album, Repentless. Here it is, click for hi-res:


Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco collaborated with Kerry King and Tom Araya on the layout.

I can't imagine Christians will be too pleased with this cover, but I guess we'll find out. Overall, I think it's a really well-done cover. The artwork seems way more legit than what they put out for Christ Illusion, which looked like a junior high school collage, or the overly simplistic cover to World Painted Blood. Surely, this will offend some Christians.

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You can hear the first two singles off the singles off the album by clicking the respective links: "Implode" & "When The Stillness Comes." The band will reveal the title track of the album this Friday.

Earlier today, we posted an excerpt from an interview with Kerry King, where he was asked if the spirit of Jeff Hanneman was with the band and he responded no… that Jeff is basically worm food.

Slayer's new album, Repentless, comes out September 11th.

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