Talking to TG's Joel McIver, the thrash legend also revealed the band's intent to play some older, rarer Slayer tracks...
Joel: Got any surprises for us in the setlist?
Jeff: We're thinking of digging out some songs that we haven't played in a long while, like 213, and we've also got three new songs almost ready. I want to get at least one of them into the set on the Unholy Alliance, maybe two. One is really, really fast – almost like punk speed!
Joel: Is it Slayer's fastest song ever?
Jeff: Well, it may not be quite as fast as Necrophobic, but it's still insanely fast. When we first rehearsed it, it was a little bit slower, and Dave [Lombardo, drummer] said, 'Why don't we play it really, really fast?' So we did, and he said, 'Hmm, I dunno if it sounds good that fast' and we all said 'What the fuck's wrong with you?!' Of the other two new songs, one is creepy and the other has a really cool, kind of driving riff to it."
Slayer will be playing with Trivium, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the tour, stopping at the following venues:
October 27th - Manchester MEN Arena
October 28th - Birmingham NEC
October 30th - Hammersmith Apollo
October 31st - Hammersmith Apollo
November 2nd - Cardiff International Arena
November 3rd - Glasgow SECC