Saturday, June 4, 2011
Slayer to Refrain from Recording a New Album
Slayer's guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, contracted necrotizing fasciitis earlier this year. Necrotizing fasciitis is basically a flesh eating skin disorder. Scary, huh? Hanneman is now recovering, but Gary Holt has already been, and will be stepping in as the guitarist for the rest of their current tour. Tom Araya states that "There's no way we could go into the studio without him". So, recording will be postponed for now. But hey, who could blame them? Although a flesh eating bacteria is strange, I'm sure Slayer will write a killer song about it.