As Slayer’s reign has come to an end, guitarist Kerry King is looking to move forward with a new project. When speaking with Dean Guitars, Kerry mentioned having over two albums worth of material for this new project.
“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. And looking forward into the future, what that means for me is 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 [songs]… That first record should be smoking.”
Rumor has it that Pantera’s Phil Anselmo and Slayer bandmate Paul Bostaph would be apart of the project but nothing has been officially confirmed. The guitarist was unsure who would be part of the project and is working on everything solo:
“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. So, actually, I’ve actually gotta cherrypick those songs, pick my 10 or 12 favorites and actually start trying to put lyrics on them, just to move the process forward.”
You can watch the full Q&A below: