News•December 13, 2013 9:14 AM ET•6,555 views
Slayer manager issues update on band, label status
Slayer manager Rick Sales has issued a statement intended to clarify comments made by the band in a recent interview in which they suggested that Slayer is without a record label and currently seeking a new label home. Here you go:
"With Jeff's [Hanneman] tragic passing and Slayer's eventual hectic touring schedule over the past several months, there has been a bit of mutual 'holding off' on jumping into any new long-term recording commitment, but we would like to clarify the comments that Tom and Kerry made in [a recent] interview. "It is true that Slayer is currently out of contract, as they delivered their final required album to American Recordings some time ago. Rick Rubin began a new distribution agreement with Universal last year and American/Universal absolutely has made a significant proposal to re-sign the band. "Both parties had been in substantial negotiation over that proposal at the time of Jeff's passing; and in fairness to everyone, a little space has been given on all sides in terms of closing any new deal. "We are excited about the possibility of re-signing with Rick Rubin's venture, and are also considering several other options that have been presented since the previous long-term contract with American expired. "The band has been taking much needed time to regroup and consider their various options for the future, and looks forward to a new beginning, wherever that may be."
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