Kerry King: No New Slayer Record

During a new appearance on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Kerry King revealed that Slayer will not make any new record.

When Trunk asked if the band’s upcoming reunion shows would help or hurt the promotion of his first solo album, ‘From Hell I Rise,’ the guitarist replied:

“I see it both ways. We’ve [Slayer] been turning down [reunion] offers for the last four years. Unfortunately, when the right offer came around, this one, it was right as my project was releasing. So there’s certainly people, like my management and booking agents, who say, ‘Oh, that’s great. It’s gonna boost your solo thing.'”

Kerry’s Words On A Possible Slayer Record

King shared his reaction to his management:

“And I’m, like, ‘Well, I don’t know the business side of it, but it is what it is.’ And every time I talk about it to journalists and magazines and stuff, I say, ‘Listen, Slayer is not gonna make another record. Slayer is never gonna tour again.’ May Slayer do a one-off here or there? Maybe.”

The musician also talked about what he told the members of his solo band:

“I told my [solo] band when [the Slayer reunion shows] came up, I’m, like, ‘Listen, this is a blip on the radar to me. This isn’t a solo project that’s gonna recycle musicians every record cycle. You guys are with me till you don’t wanna be.'”

Kings Actually Wanted To Work On An Album

Kerry actually had the intention to make another Slayer record. Still, Tom Araya’s statements at the time hurt him and he decided to use that material for his solo record. The rocker noted in a recent chat with Revolver:

“I had every intention of making another Slayer record until Tom [Araya] was doing an interview with some publication, and they asked him about the next Slayer album. He said something like, ‘I don’t know, I gotta talk to Kerry before we start working on the next record.’ And that’s what he wanted to talk to me about: He had no intention of doing another record.”

King took the stage for the first time with his new band on May 7 at Reggies in Chicago, Illinois. They will keep performing in different cities of Europe starting on June 3. The band has scheduled shows until the end of August.