Kerry King Shares Disappointing News On Slayer Reunion

According to Kerry King, Slayer reunion shows will be rare.

In a recent interview with Classic Rock History, the interviewer asked the guitarist about the upcoming three gigs with Slayer. King responded:

“It’s not much different at all. It’s the same heads, same cabs, same pedals, same guitars. You know, there will be a lot of fire when Slayer plays, and I think, yeah, those shows will be fun. It’ll be fun to play with Gary Holt for a few gigs; I haven’t seen him in almost five years, so that will be cool. And it’ll be cool to get together with Tom Araya and spit some hate out at people, but don’t get used to this being a yearly event.”

The Relationship Between His Solo Record and Slayer Shows

Earlier this month, King spoke with Eddie Trunk about the impact of the reunion shows on his debut solo album, *From Hell I Rise*:

“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 are certainly people, like my management and booking agents, who say, ‘Oh, that’s great. It’s gonna boost your solo thing.'”

King also addressed whether Slayer would make another record:

“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.”

King explained to his solo band that the Slayer reunion shows are just a temporary event. He assured them that his solo project won’t change its members frequently and that they are part of the band as long as they want to be. Slayer will perform at Aftershock, Riot Fest, and Louder Than Life festivals in September and October.

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