Friday, September 25, 2015

Slayer's Kerry King: "I'm not sure a new record makes sense for Metallica"


Slayer guitarist Kerry King was recently interviewed by The Irish Times, you can read some excerpts below.


About his opinion on the fact that Metallica hasn't released a new studio album in seven years. He responded: "Funny thing is, I brought that up last night. We were sitting around having some shots, and I said, 'When's Metallica doing a new record?' When you think about it, it's kind of like us. You don't have to put out a new record. People will come up to a certain point, because you've got such a catalog. You can just keeping changing songs."

King added: "Metallica are really living on the first five records, I think. I'm not sure a new record makes sense for them. 'Death Magnetic' was a nice version compared to 'St. Anger'. Hopefully, they keep going along that line and get some of the riffs back."

"People keep offering you money to come out and play. Other than the tragedies we had in Slayer, we got offers to play a lot. You really got to sit down and say, 'I'm not going to do that right now.' That being said, usually when we were doing this recording cycle, we don't go out and play when we are recording, but this time we did, because people made offers and we say, 'That sounds like a good idea.' It doesn't sound like it on 'Repentless', but it takes your momentum away because you've got to go out, learn your catalog and play it and then come back and work on new stuff."