Dark Horse Comics News & Update: Publisher To Release ‘Slayer: Repentless;’ What The Thrash Metal Band Has In Store For Fans

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 24, 2016 06:14 AM EST
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Metalheads know of Slayer as the American thrashers responsible for the many cases of whiplash sans the vehicular accident. While screaming along to the band's infamous anthems such as "Raining Blood," "Disciple" and "Angel of Death" is a metalhead's way of immersion, another platform to enjoy the metal band is being offered by Dark Horse Comics.

Dark Horse Comics Is "Repentless"

"Slayer: Repentless" is slated for release on January 25, 2017. Dark Horse Comics' has partnered with the metal band to relay their gory and violent music videos on three printed issues, taken from their latest album, "Repentless."

Dark Horse Comics has enlisted the geniuses of writer Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) and artist Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone). Meanwhile, Eisner Award-winning cover artist Glenn Fabry is in charge of the cover design, reports Loudwire.

"It's been my honor to chronicle the bloody road trip that is the Slayer comic series from Dark Horse Comics / Nuclear Blast," said Schnepp in press release statement. "Using the band's music and lyrics from their three decades of albums, while crossing over and through the Repentless music videos by BJ McDonnell, I have woven a tale of betrayal, hate, perspective, loyalty, family, and murder..."

Dark Horse Comics' Themes: Apt for Slayer

Having been around since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has already carved itself a name in the industry. The publisher is responsible for "Jack the Ripper," "Lady Killer" and "Harrow County: Countless Haints."

Slayer isn't far from these Dark Horse Comics themes and any metalhead would easily recognize Tom Araya's distinctive screaming, along with Kerry King and Gary Holt's mind-numbing riffs, and Paul Bostaph's killer kicks. Of course, Jeff Hanneman will always be in our hearts (RIP), and although Dave Lombardo has taken on another outfit, he still pretty much is a huge part of Slayer.

Since being left out isn't an option, a discussion of Slayer's "Repentless" record is available on their official website, featuring the music video trilogy that inspired the comic series. You can now also place your pre-orders for the first issue at the Dark Horse Comics webstore.

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