SlayerMartin Hausler

Kerry King Thinks A New Slayer Album In 2018 Is Possible


Though Slayer ended the “Repentless” sessions with a surplus of new songs, the follow-up to the 2015 release still has a ways to go. The band’s guitarist Kerry King recently told Revolver:

“…’Repentless‘ isn’t even two years old yet, though it seems like it is. But from that session, there are six or eight songs that are recorded—some with vocals, some with leads, but all with keeper guitar, drums and bass. So when those songs get finished lyrically, if the lyrics don’t change the songs, they’ll be ready to be on the next record.

- Advertisement -

So we already have more than half a record complete, if those songs make it. This is actually the most prepared we’ve ever been for the next record in our history; there’s no reason to not do more work, because it’s already more than halfway done. Just write four or five new songs, and give the others some attention, and we’ll be good to go. If we get a down period of time, which I know is coming at the end of this year, maybe we’ll focus on that and get to it.”

When asked if it would surface next year, he replied:

“It’s conceivable—but I’m certainly not gonna promise it, because every time I do, I make a liar of myself! [Laughs]”

For now, the band are just about to begin their summer headlining tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth.

- Advertisement - Purchase Merch