Slayer's Kerry King

Kerry King Says Tom Araya Is Unclear On The Future Of Slayer


It would seem the future of Slayer isn’t certain—at least according to Slayer guitarist Kerry King. King. He recently told EMP Rock Invasion of band frontman/bassist Tom Araya hinting at eventually retiring:

“He’s very unclear. That’s just how he is. I don’t know if he likes holding his cards in his pocket or what. I mean, I don’t have an answer. I’m holding off a lot of things I wanna do at home, just ’cause I don’t know if I’m gonna be working in two years. I’m gonna be working, hopefully in Slayer. Yeah, dude. What else am I gonna do? I came out of high school and fucking went on tour. [Laughs]”

If Araya does hang it up, don’t expect King to follow suit however. When asked if he had any plans to pack it in himself, he responded:

“Not for me. Not for me, man—especially on such a good record [“Repentless“].”

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