SLAYER Guitarist Kerry King On Rumours Of Calling It Quits - "I Don’t Even Know Where That Came From"
October 14, 2009, 5 years ago
Tom Valcanis at The Metal Forge recently spoke with SLAYER guitarist Kerry Kind during the band's Australian tour with MEGADETH. An excerpt is available below:
To the dismay of many fans, Tom Araya, vocalist and bassist of the veteran quartet announced that their new record, World Painted Blood would likely be their third last album before Slayer hung up their boots and rested their necks permanently. King, however protests; “I don’t even know where that came from.”“Tom must have said something because I keep fielding questions about it. I don’t even know what that means. We don’t sit down and talk about shit like that; I hear stuff from the press, but who knows. It could be three; it could just be this one and the next one. It all depends on how long it takes between records.
“If it takes too long then yeah, the clock’s ticking.”
“I think it stemmed from [previous record] Christ Illusion, because it took us five years to make,” King explains. “I mean, I even said if it takes another five years to make a record it’ll probably be the last one; I mean it’ll be ten years with only two records done. But this one was done in three and the next one will be done in hopefully two or three. I’m having fun, and the live show’s awesome and we’re making up great tunes, kids are coming and having a great fuckin’ time.”
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Paul Cashmere from Undercover.com.au is reporting:
When Kerry King from SLAYER went to Allans Music in Melbourne on Friday, hundreds of fan came out to say hi.
King did his one and only in-store at Allans Music Bourke St store.
Allans played host to Slayer fans for around two hours with fans at the front of the line queuing up for more than five hours to meet their Idol.
Check out video footage at this location (restricted to some territories).