Slayer's Kerry King

Ex-Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Says He Is Waiting For The Right Time To Announce His New Band, Has A Tour Offer On The Table


Former Slayer guitarist Kerry King has spoken with Metal Hammer regarding the lack of info about his post-Slayer project, which will reunite him with the band’s former drummer Paul Bostaph. Unconfirmed rumors of Phil Anselmo of Down, ex-Pantera, etc. fame being involved in the group have yet to be proven.

Speaking to Metal Hammer this week, King commented of his plans to eventually unveil the project and hit the road with it:

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“I had picks that I threw out at [Slayer‘s final shows] — The Final Campaign — at the end of the show. And in every city, I threw out two that said, ‘Reborn in 2020,’ because that was my plan — I planned on touring in 2020. Then the pandemic came up and we were into 2021.

Because I want everybody to get the bumps out of the road before I go out. Here we are at the end of 2021 and I’m looking at the end of 2022 now. And we’ll see what happens next year because it’s evolving. I don’t want to go out and feel stuff out, I want to go out and have a good time. I’m not being selfish, I don’t mean it like that. I mean that whatever the new rules are, I want them to be smooth before I go out.”

He continued:

“I’m dragging my feet on letting the world know what I’m doing because there’s no rush. I have a tour that I’m considering doing, but I’m not going to announce a band, I’m not going to announce a record, I’m not going to announce anything. But you will see me in the future — it will be fucking good.”

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