, Tom Araya talks about the new Slayer album According to Slayer frontman Tom Araya, the band is currently working hard to make sure their twelfth studio album drops in 2013.

Araya recently told the Seven Sisters Post, “We are working on a new album, aiming for a 2013 release. We are experimenting with a lot of sounds. What we can tell you is that the new album will be very Slayer.”

He went on to say that the band were now elder statesmen in the world of metal, and it hasn’t mellowed them out in any way.

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He added, “We have maintained our signature intensity, which is the heavy and fast. Age, huh? Slayer has lived up to its signature intense music and crazy lyrics for the last 30 years with every new album that we come out with.”

Guitarist Kerry King had recently stated that while it was still early in the process, the fact that fellow guitarist Jeff Hanneman was still recovering from the flesh-eating spider bite had no role in their progression.

The guitarist stated that they had secured engineer Greg Fidelman for a 12-day window that yielded two new songs, with several other tracks in various forms of completion, but that it was his hope that the band would block out some time in October to fully attack the record.