Heavy Metal history will be written this Saturday, October 20th, as SLAYER performs in India for the first time in the bands career. SLAYER will perform at the Vladivar Rock 'N India event in Bangalore, India.
"We are excited to perform in India for the first time. We are sure that it will be a lifetime experience for us to perform in front of a passionate crowd," guitarist Kerry King told reporters Friday at a press conference, according to NewsTrackIndia.com.
SLAYER will once again be joined by EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, who has been filling in for SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman for nearly two years while he recovers from contracting necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, in January 2011. More about this below.
"We are expecting about 10,000 fans to rock with the band, which will play some of its best lyrics that made SLAYER the most sought after by metal fans the world over," United Spirits vice-president William Devadass said.
Here is video footage of the press conference:
As previously reported, SLAYER have two songs recorded for their next batch of NEW music. Kerry King recently announced that they have two more songs in the grill, that are missing vocals and leads. During a recent interview with Artisan News, King spoke about the NEW album and whither or not Jeff Hanneman's spider bite injury (more about this HERE) will delay the production of the record.
Has Jeff Hanneman's injury delayed the NEW SLAYER?
"Not yet. We've recorded very little. We got a little bit done. We had a 12-day window where we hijacked [producer] Greg Fidelman from METALLICA and worked with him a little bit. So we've got two [new songs] done; they've gotta be mixed. We've got two other ones that need vocals and leads. [There are] three other demos and three other [tracks] we still have to demo. But [this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour] is the last thing we're doing, so hopefully we'll get [the rest of the album] done before we pick up and tour again in October."
Jeff Hanneman's flesh eating disease.
"You hear about it, but I didn't even think we had that kind of spider in California. And I really think at the end of the day it's a speculation, because his arm was so fucked up, I can't imagine them even finding where they think it started, if you had my opinion. But, you know, that flesh-eating stuff, you can get scratched by a nail, you can get scratched by anything, and if you don't take care of it, it's gonna turn into something like that. But whatever got him, that is what happened — he had had the disease."
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