Slayer’s Kerry King Discusses Upcoming Material

Kerry King

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has spoken to ArtistDirect.com, and he discussed Slayer’s upcoming release.

It seems thematically that the next Slayer studio effort will focus on an intergalactic royal family, living in a futuristic sci-fi world, where a black cloud threatens to swallow up the universe.

I’m kidding. It’ll be about dead stuff.

“For ‘Chasing Death,’” one of Slayer’s new tune, “as you get older, you’re friends start dropping,” says Kerry. “You’re having that new sensation. My guitar tech Armand ‘Butts’ Crump III died earlier this year, and he was 35 years old. Those are the tough ones.

“Nobody expects a healthy person to just kick off at 35. It’s the idea of dealing with this because that didn’t happen when we were all 20. It’s talking about stuff like that. ‘Chasing Death’ is not directly related to any of my friends dying. It’s like people who drink too much. They don’t help themselves out so they’re chasing death.”

So, par for the course.

Another song is called “Implode.”

“It starts off with a super-heavy riff. The first verse is in that riff, and the song takes off,” King explains.

“It’s not directly connected to the Mayan Calendar, but everybody always talks about the world ending. Whether it’s with war or disease, that’s where I went with it.”

Still no word on when, exactly, the new shit will be out. Hopefully, before the world ends.

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