In a conversation for Dean Guitars Youtube channel, Slayer guitarist Kerry King talked about the time when Slayer called it and also the current status of his solo career.
As you may remember, the legendary American thrash metal band Slayer announced their final tour, named The Final World Tour, which started on May 10, 2018, and finished on November 30, 2019. After more than three decades of a successful career, Slayer was disbanded.
Recently, Slayer icon Kerry King joined an interview with Dean Guitars Youtube channel and answered questions about the split of Slayer and his ongoing solo career. Apparently, King had ‘more than two records worth of music‘ but he was trying to find the best ones between them for his new solo project.
Furthermore, Kerry mentioned the challenging days of quarantine somewhat helped him to focus on creating new music since he had to stay at home most of the time.
Here’s what Kerry King asserted about his solo career after the split of Slayer:
“I’ve been very, very lucky with riffs in 2020 – maybe because I can’t go anywhere, I don’t know… But riffs have certainly not been a problem.
Looking forward, into the future, what that means for me is that I’m gonna be able to cherrypick the best stuff. And it’s good stuff.
I’ve got more than two records’ worth of music, but to be able to go through that and cherrypick the best 11 or 12 – that first record should be smoking.”
“Right now, I’m the only lyricist because I’m the only one writing music – because I’m not positive who everybody is that’s gonna be playing with me.
So it’s all on me at the moment – I’ve got to cherrypick those songs, pick my 10 or 12 favorites and actually start trying to put lyrics on them, just to move the process forward.”
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