In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya stated that the band’s next album may very well contain never-before-heard material from late guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away earlier this year after complications from liver failure.
Araya states, “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 intension of doing.”
There is more information over at Loudwire and a full interview will be posted in the near future.