Kerry King

Watch Kerry King Play Slayer Covers And Debut New Material At His First Solo Show


Kerry King performed his first-ever live show with his solo band tonight (May 07th). The thrash metal veteran, known for his decades of playing with Slayer, hit the stage with his new band at Reggies in Chicago, IL. If you’ve somehow missed the news regarding this undertaking, King is joined in the group by

Vocals: Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
Guitars: Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
Bass: Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH, ex-bloodsimple.)
Drums: Paul Bostaph (ex-Slayer, etc.)

Tonight’s debut show saw King and co. deliver a mixture of covers of material he wrote during his time with Slayer, along with the live premiere of numerous cuts from this fledgling new group’s debut album, “From Hell I Rise“. A May 17th release date is currently slated for that outing, with a pair of singles having been released from it thus far.

The setlist for this opening show, according to those in attendance, ran as follows:

Where I Reign
Repentless” (Slayer cover)
Two Fists
Hate Worldwide” (Slayer cover)
Idle Hands
Trophies Of The Tyrant
Chemical Warfare” (Slayer cover)
Everything I Hate About You
Disciple” (Slayer cover)
Raining Blood” (Slayer cover)
Black Magic” (Slayer cover)
From Hell I Rise

Various fan-filmed footage from the concert has since popped up online, you can find some of that below. As for further touring plans, the below dates are booked for this year:

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
06/08 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
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
06/18 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
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 (performing “Ashes Of The Wake“), Mastodon (performing “Leviathan“), Unearth & 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 РDaily’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
08/31 Omaha, NE – The Astro Amphitheater

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