Ahead of their upcoming Rock ‘N India headline performance, Tom Araya from US thrash legends SLAYER spoke with Debarun Borthakur from Sevensisters Post about the show being held on October 20th in Bangalore among other topics. Here are a few excerpts:
On Slayer’s use of controversial topics: “Man is pretty evil. Nazism and Satanism reflect Man’s dark nature and extreme religious beliefs, good and evil. Kerry (guitarist Kerry King) writes all the anti-religious songs. He considers himself an atheist. But Slayer as a band does not preach.”
On aging: “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.”
On their 12th studio album: “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.”
Read more at Sevensisters Post.