Kerry King Discusses New Solo Band and Potential Covers

Kerry King Discusses New Solo Band and Potential Covers


  • Musical Direction: Kerry King discussed the musical direction of his solo band compared to Slayer, acknowledging that while there are similarities, his solo project allows for slightly more creative freedom. He emphasized that his new band’s music is influenced by his various musical tastes.
  • First Live Performance: Reflecting on the first live performance of his solo band, which took place on May 7 in Chicago, King noted that despite some initial mistakes, the show was better than he remembered.
  • Setlist and Slayer Songs: King mentioned that while his solo band includes former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph, they won’t extensively cover Slayer songs in their setlists. In Chicago, they played a mix of Slayer songs and original tracks, and the shorter set at Welcome To Rockville included only two Slayer songs.
  • Future Covers: King expressed interest in including cover songs in future performances, choosing tracks from bands like Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. He wants to play songs that fans can’t see or hear live anymore, making the covers a special part of their shows.
  • New Album and Tour: The debut album “From Hell I Rise” was released on May 17, 2023, and King’s solo band will embark on a European tour starting June 3, coinciding with his 60th birthday. The tour includes headline shows and festival appearances across several countries.

Source: Blabbermouth


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