Slayer’s Kerry King Buys $3.65 Million Apartment In NYC

Kerry King by Antje Naumann, via Wikipedia.
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It’s no secret that since the release of 2001’s God Hates Us All, satanic thrashers Slayer have gone from underground champions to one of the biggest metal bands in the world. By the time they called in quits in 2019, the dudes were drawing in arena-sized crowds and sponsoring race cars. And that’s good for guitarist Kerry King, who has just moved to New York City, which is one of the most expensive places to live in the world. But even the most cynical metalhead probably wasn’t aware that Kerry had to kind of dough that he recently just dropped on his new NYC apartment — approximately $3.65 million.

According to the New York Post, King purchased a 3,522-square-foot condo in Tribeca, a well-off neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Not only that, but the apartment comes with $4,572 monthly common charges.

Check out some pictures of the apartment below:

DAMN, that’s a nice apartment. It’ll probably look even better with a bunch of inverted crosses and Paul Booth paintings all over the place. Congrats to Kerry on moving into his new place.

We hope Kerry’s new project is a moneymaker, because according to the guitarist, Slayer aren’t coming back for a reunion tour any time soon. Last month, when asked if he’d ever be interested in the band playing another Big 4 show, King responded, “I would! But the way that I’m moving forward is I don’t think Slayer are ever going to play again. There’s no business of me playing by myself!”

The shame here is that it doesn’t sound like Kerry was all that stoked to stop performing with Slayer to begin with. In October, the guitarist added a little note to his congratulations to Machine Head on 30 years of making music, saying, “Apparently, it’s 30 years, which is quite an achievement. Not a lot of bands get there. We did, and then we quit too early. Fuck us. I know. Fuck me. I hate fucking not playing.”


Words by Chris Krovatin