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Slayer unveil new song 'Implode' during Golden Gods Awards

 Bassist Tom Araya of Slayer performs at the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Bassist Tom Araya of Slayer performs at the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.Photo by Photo by Frazer Harrison

Making a surprise appearance at the annual Golden Gods Awards presented by Revolver magazine, Slayer performed a new track “Implode,” their first new song since 2009. After the show, the studio version was made available on their website to download at no cost.

The band are slated to head back into the studio soon and hope to release a new album in 2015. This will mark a significant change for the band as they have ended their three decade relationship with Rick Rubin and his label American Recordings.

Almost a year ago, Slayer lost long time guitarist Jeff Hanneman to liver failure caused by alcohol-related cirrhosis. They have since hired Exodus guitarist Gary Holt to play his parts. The band will be touring North America and Europe this summer with only a few dates scheduled. You can find the dates below. To hear the new track “Implode,” visit their website.

Slayer Tour Dates

5/9 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
5/10 Denver, CO - The Fillmore
5/11 Billings, MT - Shrine
5/13 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
5/15 St Louis, MO - The Pageant
5/16 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
5/17 Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range