Slayer’s Kerry King has announced that he will be joining the Dean guitar family. This might be a huge shock for some as King was known for his signature tribal B.C. Rich guitars since the 80’s.  The guitarist expressed his excitement about joining Dean’s roster:

“I’m super stoked to be part of the Dean Guitars family,” Kerry says of the partnership. “This has been an insane long time coming! Together we’re going to create some amazing guitars that Dean, SLAYER and Kerry King fans will be as excited as I am to play them. It’s gonna be a wild ride for years to come!”

Dean will soon be releasing more information about King’s signature series and will be releasing a limited run of 50 handcrafted USA guitars signed by the Slayer guitarist himself.

President and CEO, Evan Rubinson commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome one of the most iconic guitarists in the world to the Dean family. Our partnership with Kerry King couldn’t be a more perfect fit — a legendary metal guitar player and a legendary metal guitar company, collaborating to bring our fans something the world has never before seen.”

In the meantime, check out Tom Araya and Kerry King discuss the The Repentless Killogy here.