SLAYER Box Set To Surface In November

August 29, 2003

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set "The Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" will finally surface on November 11. The set will include album tracks, live material and soundtrack contributions.

"We still have to sit down and talk about how to set up the discs," bassist/vocalist Tom Araya told Rolling Stone. "We have soundtrack songs that haven't been on SLAYER albums, and those will probably go on one disc. There's quite a few videos that people haven't seen and we're going to try and compile those."

One thing "Apocalypse" won't feature are pre-production recordings and demos which typically end up on box sets. "We never did demos," said Araya. "We did our own recordings in a rehearsal space with a boombox that had a record button. You could get a decent sound, depending on where you put the box. If we weren't happy with a song, then we didn't record it. What you hear on the albums is what we did."

SLAYER have written seven songs for a new album they hope to have out early next year. The follow-up to 2001's "God Hates Us All" will mark the group's first studio release since 1990's "Seasons In The Abyss" to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo, who rejoined the group two years ago. In the meantime, the band headline the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY beginning on October 8 in Minneapolis.

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