It’s been quite a while since we’ve gotten any Kerry King or Slayer-related news. Besides people rumor-mongering about Slayer being involved with Power Trip 2023, the only bit of news we’ve had is that Kerry King is starting a new band. That is, until now, of course. In a new interview with LouderSound, King talked about his new project and how it relates to Slayer.

As for the project’s lineup, we know that Gary Holt, who filled in after the untimely passing of Jeff Hanneman, will not be part of the band. in the interview King went through and shut down any semblance of talk about guest appearances on the record, stating that they’re “not reproducible live.” Here’s what he had to say about the sound of the project:

“If I was ever to try anything different, I guess that would be the time. But no, I really have no desire to do anything different. If I wasn’t in Slayer, I would be a Slayer fan. So yes, I think it’s an extension of Slayer, and I think a lot of people will think it might have been the next record. I guess maybe 80% of it would have been, maybe it would have been exactly what I’m putting on this one. In my eyes, I think it’s a definite extension, a follow-up to [Slayer’s 2015 final album] ‘Repentless’ for sure.”

For Slayer fans, that’s already music to their ears. It didn’t seem like Slayer were remotely close to being over the hill when they hung up their guitars. Now it seems like Kerry King is ready to continue that thrashing legacy.

What About A Release Date?

Here’s what he had to say about the release date and what fans can expect.

Kerry says that the release is “pretty close” and that the album has been finished “since June”. That’s exciting and here’s what he had to say about the style of the album for Slayer fans.

“Pretty much any aspect of any kind of music we’ve done in our history, I think you’ll find on this record.”

So, this is exciting news for heavy metal fans and especially fans of Slayer. It sure feels like they retired prematurely, especially when the other bands of that 80s thrash movement are still out there rocking like Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, and Anthrax.

We’ll keep you updated on all things Kerry King and his new project when we get news about it.

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Source: LouderSound

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