Gary Holt, Slayer’s new permanent guitarist, spoke in an interview with Ultimate-Guitar and talked about Slayer’s new album. He said:

I’m certainly well prepared to do it. I get a lot of people saying, ‘Oh yeah he plays for Exodus, but can he write a Slayer song?’

You know, quite often the difference between an Exodus song and a Slayer song is just note selection. It’s all thrash metal.


You can differentiate the subtleties like Kreator is more melodic than Exodus and Slayer is more chromatic.

I’ve played in the band long enough to where I think I have a good enough insight into how a slayer song goes versus an Exodus song. So I’m ready to go if and when the time arrives.

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