Kerry King Talks About New Music He Has In The Works And How It Sounds Like Slayer

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While Slayer have hung up their hats, that hasn’t stopped guitarist Kerry King from making music. In a new conversation with Metal Hammer, the Slayer guitarist shared that he has new music (from an unidentified new project of his), and that listeners can expect to hear tunes soon! Per Kerry King:

“You know me, so you know what it’s going to sound like. I played this new song for a buddy, and I said to him, ‘If there’s anything I’ve written in the last few years that sounds like Slayer, it’s this.’ And he said, ‘That sounds like you could have pulled it off of any Slayer record.’ I actually made that riff up backstage at a Slayer show. We were walking to the stage and I got my phone out and recorded it so I wouldn’t forget it.”

King goes on to add:

“That actually ended up being one of the last songs that I finished for the sessions, so when that hits the air, or stores, or Apple, or wherever it is that people buy music from these days, you can all play the guessing game discussion about which one it is.”

Holy shit that is pretty awesome to hear! You know that if King is working on music, it is going to be heavy as hell! One detail we know about King’s new music is that Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph is involved. We will keep you posted when the new Kerry King music arrives!

Speaking of Slayer, Gary Holt of Exodus recently spoke about his time in the band, and whether he feels they called it quits too early or not. If you want to read everything Holt had to say, follow the link below. You will also find a link pertaining to a story involving King and Dave Mustaine (back when Kerry played in Megadeth).

‘It’s better to go out too soon than too late’: Gary Holt Reflects On Slayer’s Legacy

‘That Guy’s Crazy’: Why Kerry King Quit Megadeth In ’84 After Just 5 Shows