According to Slayerized.com, Kerry King of Slayer said of the band's forthcoming album expected this winter:
"If you're expecting us to start doing some hip hop s**** like Limp Bizkit or Korn just because it's popular, then you're gonna be disappointed. The next record will be very heavy - exactly what our fans expect and want from us."
Also reported on Slayerized.com concerning plans to release two box sets next spring.
“As well as re-recording The Antichrist, we might also record stuff like Necrophiliac for the boxset. It may also feature some of Jeff’s 4-track demos, which has guitar, bass, drums and vocals in it. It will be interesting for the fans to see a bit of the working process.” Said Kerry King
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