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Dave Lombardo isn't a member of Slayer anymore, but the drummer says he's still very familiar with the band's upcoming album. He tells Thrash Zone he worked with guitarist Kerry King on all of the songs set to be included on Slayer's follow-up to 2009's World Painted Blood.

Lombardo says the band has been working on the still-untitled studio effort for years now, and he was a part of most of it.  He says the group's new single "Implode" is basically the guitar tracks done during his session, although his former bandmates have removed his drums and added parts played by his replacement, Paul Bostaph. 

Slayer's new album is expected to be released early next year. 

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