A recent report describes the band as working toward recording a new album. The news was an apparent Facebook entry found in the drummer's account. Although the video above, as well as interviews with a Tom Araya [video] in which he assures Slayer fans that the group will wait for Jeff to recover fully before stepping into the studio again, I haven't been able to find any interviews with the ailing Jeff Hanneman on line.
Since day one when I heard about the skin eating disease on Jeff's arm being a result of a spider bite, I've labeled such a fate as being truly evil. If a new album is in the making, I think a short bio with video footage would be helpful in publicizing their soon to be released CD.