Kerry King Drops A Bombshell: Slayer To Perform Live Again?

Kerry King hinted in a new Rolling Stone interview that while a full tour might not be on the horizon, the possibility of a one-off Slayer performance isn’t entirely off the table.

The guitarist expressed mixed feelings about the future of Slayer performing live, saying:

“Will Slayer tour again? I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen. Could Slayer play a show again? I’m sure there’s a scenario. Am I looking for it? No, I’m just getting ready to start my career. So if that happens, it happens. But I’m going to be doing this for the next 10 years at least.”

Fallout And Communication Gaps

The interview also reflected on King’s current relationship with former bandmate Tom Araya. Since Slayer’s final show in 2019, King revealed there’s been no communication between them, not even a text or email. However, he remains in contact with other members of the band and wouldn’t dismiss the idea of responding to Araya under certain conditions, as he said:

“I’ve talked to everybody else from the band on the phone, text or email. If Tom hit me up, I’d probably respond. It probably depends on what he hit me up for, but I don’t wish him dead at this moment.”

Anticipation For King’s Solo Album

Last month, the musician also discussed his upcoming solo album, ‘From Hell I Rise,’ in an interview with Heavy Consequence. He assured that fans of Slayer would find something to love in the new record, explaining:

“It was very similar. First and foremost, I wrote most of the last Slayer record, so people know what I sound like, people know how I write. This one I did one-hundred percent of, so if you’ve ever liked anything I’ve done in the past, there’s going to be something you’re going to like on this one, if not the whole thing. I love the whole thing.”

The record, set to release on May 17, 2024, features contributions from notable musicians, including Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Kyle Sanders, and Paul Bostaph, making it a closely watched project in the metal community.