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Kerry King Premieres Music Video For His New Single “Residue”


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In addition to the this year’s return of the almighty Slayer, acclaimed thrash metal guitarist guitarist Kerry King has been rolling out his eponymous new solo project. Below you can experience the track “Residue” from his debut Kerry King album, “From Hell I Rise“. That outing is slated for a May 17th release on Reigning Phoenix Music.

Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera (Jerry Cantrell, Greg Puciato) co-directed the fiery visuals that accompany this track. King commented:

“I come from a big fire pedigree, and my music works with fire. I’ve always written horror-type music, so it made sense to incorporate fire into the first video where you get to see the entire band, which I think is just awesome. I think fire goes hand-in-hand with the devil, and I’m no stranger to talking about the devil.”

Louvau added:

“A fiery, bitchin’, heavy fucking metal performance introducing the world to Kerry King‘s new project and band members. A no bullshit, no prisoners showcase of the band members, performing while engulfed in flames and surrounded by burning pentagrams.”

“I knew this would be the first time that the world was going to see the band performing together, so I wanted to create a fast-moving visual assault. Pyrotechnics and Kerry King clearly go hand in hand and seem to fit like a glove, so Tony and I wanted to create something that felt familiar but also something new and exciting. I also knew I could get away with certain visuals like a burning pentagram.”

Drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, etc.), vocalist Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and bassist Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH, ex-bloodsimple.) round out the lineup for the band.

The below run of shows has been booked for the record, with the Chicago stop currently set to serve as the outfit’s live debut.

05/07 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
06/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
06/04 Enschede, NET – Muziekcetrum Enschede
06/05-08 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/05-08 Gdansk, POL – Festival Mystic
06/07 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/11 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
06/12 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
06/13-16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/14-16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspoop Metal Meeting
06/19-22 Kauhajoki, FIN – Nummirock
06/26 Viveiro, SPA – Ressurreicao do Metal Festival
06/27 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/28-30 Helsinki, IN – Tuska
06/29-30 Lisboa, POR – Evil Live
07/01 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
07/02 Madrid, SPA – Sala la Riviera
07/04 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
07/06 Roma, ITA – Rock In Roma

With Lamb Of God (celebrating “Ashes Of The Wake“), Mastodon (celebrating “Leviathan“), Unearth and Malevolence:

07/19 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre
07/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
07/21 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
07/23 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
07/24 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
07/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/27 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/28 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
07/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/31 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
08/01 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/03 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/04 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
08/06 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheatre
08/08 Reading, PA – Santander Arena (no Malevolence)
08/09 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion (no Malevolence)
08/10 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill (no Malevolence)
08/13 Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheater
08/15 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
08/16 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
08/17 Kent, WA – accesso ShoWare Center
08/18 Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
08/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
08/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
08/24 Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center
08/25 El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
08/27 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair
08/29 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/30-09/01 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
08/31 Omaha, NE – The Astro Amphitheater

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