SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING On GARY HOLT - "I'd Always Refer To Him As The GLENN TIPTON Of Our Era"

July 16, 2015, 8 years ago

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING On GARY HOLT - "I'd Always Refer To Him As The GLENN TIPTON Of Our Era"

Slayer guitarist Kerry King is featured in a new interview with Asbury Park Press discussing the band's current jaunt on the Mayhem Festival tour and their new album, Repentless. An excerpt is available below:

Q: How has it been, working with Gary (Holt) and doing the two-guitar attack with him now?

King: "Well, Gary, I always looked up to Gary when he was playing in Exodus. I'd always refer to him as the Glenn Tipton (from Judas Priest) of our era as far as guitar playing goes because when people reference guitar players very rarely does anybody reference Glenn Tipton and, as far as metal goes, he's a giant. Of course, people talk about Tony Iommi, but for Glenn Tipton not to be in that same conversation is just a tragedy to me.

I kind of felt that's how Gary Holt was when he was playing in Exodus. He was kind of overlooked. So when we had the opportunity to see if he wanted to play with us, (he was) by far my first choice and, luckily, he was into it."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Slayer have unveiled more limited editions for their 11th studio album, Repentless, due out on September 11th via Nuclear Blast. They include: Limited Edition Box Set, Limited Edition Splatter Vinyl, Limited Edition Bi-Coloured Vinyl, Limited Edition Silver Vinyl, Limited Edition Gold Vinyl. For more details and to order visit this location.

The Repentless artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band's Tom Araya and Kerry King.

Repentless tracklisting:

“Delusions Of Saviour”
“Take Control”
“Cast The First Stone”
“When The Stillness Comes”
“Chasing Death”
“Piano Wire”
“Atrocity Vendor”
“You Against You”
“Pride In Prejudice”

The album's title and first official track is available digitally virtually everywhere around the globe now. Check out an official visualizer video below:

"“Repentless” is my Jeff tribute," said Slayer's Kerry King. "I call it the 'HannemAnthem’.  It's my perspective of Jeff's perspective, it's what I think... if Jeff wrote a song for himself, “Repentless” would be it."

Arrogance, violence, world in disarray
Dealing with insanity every fuckin' day
I hate the life, hate the fame, hate the fuckin' scene
Pissing match of egos, fuck their vanity

For the song's full lyrics, click here.

Check out the new songs "When The Stillness Comes" and "Implode" below:

The Metal Eagle Edition of Repentless is also available. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15” X 17” X 3” and weighing in at a hefty 7.8 pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus bonus material detailed below. The limited (only 3,000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mailorder online stores.

The Metal Eagle Edition will include the following exclusive items:

- Deluxe digipak (folds out into “inverted cross“)
- Bonus BluRay & DVD incl. Slayer Live At Wacken 2014 & Making Of Repentless Documentary
- Bonus live CD Slayer Live At Wacken 2014

- Fold-out poster
- Album sticker
- Numbered certificate

Pre-orders are available at this location, head over for purchasing info.

Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer's Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several "An Evening With..." Slayer-only concerts. The band are also guests on the second annual Motörhead's Motörboat.

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