Following Jeff Hanneman’s sad departure from the world of metal, Tom Araya has suggested that two songs featuring Hanneman will appear on the next Slayer album.
Hanneman died in May at the age of 49 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. He had been sick for some time from the disease along with a rare case of necrotising fasciitis (aka flesh-eating disease) that he acquired from a spider bite.
Araya spoke with Loudwire recently, telling them that some of Hanneman’s last recordings could be included on their upcoming album. “We have two songs. I haven’t had the privilege of going through his audio files at the moment, but that’s something I plan to do. Once we get some business squared away, that’s something I plan to do; to go through his music and see what he has. I know that he had several ideas together that he had presented to us in the course of the past year. Before he passed away, there was one complete song that he had managed to send to everybody that I listened to and that I thought was really, really good and communicated that to him. There’s stuff that I thought would be great to listen to just to see what’s there and how we can possibly use what he had done. That’s something I have every intention of doing.”
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