slayer,kerry king slayer,kerry king guitar slayer,slayer kerry king,why did slayer retire,why did slayer call it quits,why did slayer break up,why did slayer split,kerry king new band, KERRY KING Admits To Feeling ‘Anger’ Over SLAYER’s Retirement

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed that he reacted with “anger” when it was first suggested that the iconic thrash metal band call it quits

In a new talk with Metal Hammer, King says he felt SLAYER‘s decision to split up was “premature” and that his “livelihood” was taken away from him .

When asked what his reaction was when the idea to call it quits with SLAYER came up conversation to end the band arose, King says: “Anger… what else? It was premature. The reason I say ‘premature’ is because my heroes from my childhood are still playing! I can still play, I still want to play, but that livelihood got taken away from me.

“But, anyway, on to the next chapter, I guess. We were on top of the world, and there’s nothing wrong with going out on top of the world, it’s a good way to go out. So, bravo for that. But do I miss playing? Yeah, absolutely.”

SLAYER‘s final show took place on November 30, 2019, in Los Angeles after a lengthy farewell trek, which King admits was rather difficult on an emotional level.

“Every one of those shows was a bummer! We were going to all these places and all these cities where we have all this history. It’s a bummer to think, ‘I’m not gonna see my friends there again.’ You’d get to that country and know you were going to see these people, and you’d see them yearly. I haven’t seen them now in three years. That sucks. And the fans, too. Slayer means a lot to our fans, and they mean a lot to us. I know I will see these people again, but no Slayer leaves a big hole for a lot of people.”

Kerry also hinted that his forthcoming, yet-to-be-revealed solo project won’t disappoint SLAYER fans, saying: “If you know my work, you know what it’s going to sound like.”

You can read the full interview with Kerry King in the new issue of Metal Hammer.