Take A First Look Inside Gatefold Art Of KERRY KING’s Debut Album

Witness the captivating preview of the gatefold artwork meticulously crafted by the talented James Bousema for the highly anticipated debut solo album of the iconic Kerry King, titled “From Hell I Rise.” This sneak peek into the visual narrative gracing the vinyl version is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Bousema, fueled by his longstanding admiration for the metal maestro, shared his sentiments, stating, “It was a profound honor to contribute artwork for such a colossal figure in the metal genre. When creating for Kerry, the magnitude had to be monumental—a King of Hell emerging from the abyss, poised to reclaim dominion over the world with his infernal legion by his side.”

Scheduled for release on May 17 under the banner of Reigning Phoenix Music, KERRY KING’s inaugural studio album promises an auditory odyssey like no other. The stellar lineup includes the formidable Mark Osegueda of DEATH ANGEL on vocals, the seasoned SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, the accomplished former HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, and the skilled exponents of metal, Phil Demmel, formerly of MACHINE HEAD and VIO-LENCE.

Delving into the essence of the musical offering, King shares, “From various religious themes to war narratives, encompassing heavy, punk-infused, and eerie compositions, with breathtaking speed executed like a Herculean feat. Whether you have a penchant for classic punk, breakneck thrash, or unadulterated heavy metal, this record encapsulates the diverse essence that SLAYER has been known for throughout our storied history.”

Acknowledging his ceaseless creative drive, King confesses, “Even with a completed record, there’s an abundance of unfinished songs lingering. This is my craft—music, and specifically, metal. It has been an integral part of my existence for four decades, and I’m far from concluding this musical journey.” Embrace the impending sonic revelation as Kerry King forges ahead, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of metal history.

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