So, it’s starting to sound like Gary Holt of Exodus will NOT be contributing solos to the forthcoming Slayer album.
Guitarist and fashion plate Kerry King gave an interview, where he speaks about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s 12th studio album.
“To me, it will be business as usual as it can be,” King said.
“Usually by the time any idea was presented, I’d have finished it or Jeff would have it finished, so they were essentially finished songs. We’ll just move forward like that.
“Musically, I’m sitting on roughly 14 tunes that we can pick from and I’ve finished seven of those lyrically. I’m way ahead of the game compared to where I was for World Painted Blood.”
What about Holt, though?
“I’ve told Gary that I’d like him to play some leads, just to keep it interesting,” says King. “We’ve always been a two guitar attack, so if you’re looking to have a segment like the ‘Angel Of Death’ lead trade-off, you can’t do that with one guitar.
“As far as Gary being a contributing writer, number one, fans aren’t ready for it, and number two, that’s like throwing somebody to the wolves.”
How? I think someone doesn’t want to be overshadowed.
“I think if there’s another record after this one and Gary is still with us at that point, I think that will be a time where I say, ‘Hey dude, feel free to throw any riffs my way if you’re interested.’”