Kerry King Talks About His Favorite SLAYER Song To Play Live & ‘Conceivable’ New Album

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was asked by Revolver to single out his favorite song to play live in concert, to which he replied:

“I like to play [1986’s] ‘Raining Blood,’ I like to play [2009’s] ‘Hate Worldwide,’ I like to play [2001’s] ‘Disciple.’ [Laughs] I play in a band I would definitely be a fan of!”

Focusing on the latest album “Repentless,” Kerry added:
“‘When the Stillness Comes‘ is an outstanding live song. The only time we’ve taken it out of the European set lists was if it was a daytime show, because then the vibe ain’t the same. [Laughs]. And ‘You Against You‘ – those two songs really work well together, because you’ve got the moodiest song on the record followed by the punkiest song on the record. I might have to separate them, though, because we’ve been doing it that way for quite a while now. But I’d like to have those songs still in the set; we’ll see what happens.””

Asked about the follow-up to “Repentless,” Kerry King replied:

“Funny thing is, ‘Repentless‘ isn’t even two years old yet, though it seems like it is. But from that session, there are six or eight songs that are recorded – some with vocals, some with leads, but all with keeper guitar, drums and bass. So when those songs get finished lyrically, if the lyrics don’t change the songs, they’ll be ready to be on the next record. So we already have more than half a record complete, if those songs make it.

“This is actually the most prepared we’ve ever been for the next record in our history; there’s no reason to not do more work, because it’s already more than halfway done. Just write four or five new songs, and give the others some attention, and we’ll be good to go.

“If we get a down period of time, which I know is coming at the end of this year, maybe we’ll focus on that and get to it. It’s conceivable [that fans can expect a new album in 2018] – but I’m certainly not gonna promise it, because every time I do, I make a liar of myself! [Laughs]”