Slayer's Kerry King

Ex-Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Has Over Two Albums Worth Of Material For His New Project


Former Slayer guitarist Kerry King continues to forge ahead with his new project. It’s been no secret that he has been pursuing a group of his own since departing Slayer, but the lineup for the outfit has thus far remained a mystery. Earlier this year rumors emerged that Down, ex-Pantera, etc. vocalist Phil Anselmo and King‘s ex-Slayer bandmate Paul Bostaph were both involved in the group, though no official confirmation was made.

Speaking recently with Dean Guitars in the below interview, he elaborated on the abundance of material he has stockpiled for the project:

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“I’ve been very, very lucky with riffs in 2020. Maybe because I can’t go anywhere — I don’t know — but riffs have certainly not been a problem. And looking forward into the future, what that means for me is I’m gonna be able to cherrypick the best stuff. And it’s good stuff. I’ve got more than two records’ worth of music, but to be able to go through that and cherrypick the best 11 or 12 [songs]… That first record should be smoking.”

Speaking of the singular creative process thus far, he offered:

“Right now, I’m the only lyricist, because I’m the only one writing music, because I’m not positive who everybody is that’s gonna be playing with me. So it’s all on me at the moment. So, actually, I’ve actually gotta cherrypick those songs, pick my 10 or 12 favorites and actually start trying to put lyrics on them, just to move the process forward.”


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