EMI India have withdrawn all copies of current album ‘Christ Illusion’, after the Mumbai based Catholic Secular Forum said that it too ‘strong exception’ to the album’s cover artwork which features Christ with a missing eye and amputated arms.
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“Slayer – ‘Eyes Of The Insane’ Released October 30th on Warner Bros. Records
Slayer will release ‘Eyes Of The Insane’ on October 30th as the first single to be taken from their ninth album and Warner Bros. Records debut ‘Christ Illusion’.
Recorded in Los Angeles, the fiery grind of ‘Eyes Of The Insane’ was produced by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver) with Rick Rubin acting as executive producer. ‘Eyes Of The Insane’, alongside other ‘Christ Illusion’ highlights such as ‘Flesh Storm’, ‘Cult’ and ‘Skeleton Christ’, reiterates Slayer’s position as one of the most important bands in metal.
‘Christ Illusion’ marks the return of original drummer Dave Lombardo who recently returned to the band having departed after 1991′s ‘Decade Of Aggression’ live album. Renowned as one of metal’s greatest drummers, Lombardo’s activities since leaving have including five albums with the Mike Patton-led experimentalists Fantomas, forming the progressive thrash band Grip Inc. and collaborating with an eclectic range of artists including John Zorn, DJ Spooky and Apocalyptica.
Slayer will bring their Unholy Alliance Tour to the UK later this year with a bill completed by In Flames, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Thine Eyes Bleed:
30th – Cardiff, International Arena
1st – Birmingham, NEC
2nd – Glasgow, SECC
3rd – Manchester, MEN Arena
19th – London, Brixton Carling Academy
20th – London, Brixton Carling Academy