“When The Stillness Comes”, the first new song from SLAYER in nearly a year, can be streamed below. The track, accompanied by a live recording of “Black Magic”, from the band’s 1983 album “Show No Mercy” and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air festival, will be made available as part of Record Store Day on April 18. It will be released as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stores worldwide.
Regarding the lyrical inspiration for “When The Stillness Comes”, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King tells RollingStone.com: “We were touring Europe and we had a three-hour ride in some fucking minivan, and I’m just miserable in the backseat, not into anything. So I just started jotting down hateful thoughts. It’s about a dude who wakes up at a crime scene and realizes he’s killed everybody. It’s really cool.”