SLAYER Finish Recording New Album; Mixing To Begin This Week

More dates have been confirmed for the SLAYER-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching to the Perverted" which will kick off on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA (see entire itinerary below). The seven-week trek boasts what has got to be the genre's coolest line-up — joining SLAYER will be LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON and CHILDREN OF BODOM (who will rotate the second and third slots), and THINE EYES BLEED, who will open the shows.

For the most part, SLAYERTom Araya (bass, vocals), Kerry King (guitars), Jeff Hanneman (guitars), and Dave Lombardo (drums) — have finished recording tracks for their as-yet-untitled new album due out this fall, and will begin the mixing process this week. This album is the first new studio album since 1990's "Seasons In The Abyss" that features the entire original SLAYER lineup (drummer Lombardo left the band in 1992 and rejoined in 2003). Rick Rubin, who helped solidify the much-emulated SLAYER sound beginning with their genre-defining 1986 classic "Reign In Blood", is executive-producing, and Josh Abraham (KORN, VELVET REVOLVER, ATREYU) is producing. Working songtitles include "Catalyst", "Cult", "Supremist", and "Consfearacy".

Here is the updated itinerary for the "Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching to the Perverted":

Jun. 06 - Sports Arena - San Diego, CA
Jun. 07 - The Orleans - Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 09 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO**
Jun. 11 - East Peoria Convention Center - E. Peoria, IL**
Jun. 12 - Pop's Outside - St. Louis, MO
Jun. 13 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
Jun. 15 - Tweeter Center - Camden, NJ
Jun. 16 - Continental Airlines Arena - E. Rutherford, NJ
Jun. 17 - Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA
Jun. 19 - US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH**
Jun. 22 - American Bank Center - Corpus Christi, TX**
Jun. 23 - Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX
Jun. 24 - Nokia Live - Dallas, TX**
Jun. 25 - Reliant Arena - Houston, TX
Jun. 27 - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA**
Jun. 29 - Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY
Jun. 30 - Tower City Amphitheatre - Cleveland, OH**
Jul. 02 - Centre de Foire - Quebec City, Que. CANADA**
Jul. 03 - The Bell Center - Montreal, Que. CANADA**
Jul. 04 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, Ont. CANADA**
Jul. 06 - Cobo Arena - Detroit, MI
Jul. 07 - Eagles Auditorium - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 08 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - St. Paul, Minnesota**
Jul. 09 - MTS Center - Winnipeg, Man. CANADA**
Jul. 11 - Shaw Conf. Center - Edmonton, Alb. CANADA**
Jul. 13 - GM Place - Vancouver, BC CANADA**
Jul. 14 - Qwest Field Event Center - Seattle, WA
Jul. 15 - Salem Armory - Salem, OR**
Jul. 16 - Star Theatre - Spokane, WA
Jul. 19 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA
Jul. 21 - Mesa Amphitheatre - Mesa, AZ
Jul. 22 - Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA

** Previously unannounced dates


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