Kerry King on the end of Slayer: “We quit too early”

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The band’s co-founder and former guitarist stated that he hated “Fucking Not Playing”.

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Slayer co-founder and former guitarist Kerry King has expressed regret over the band’s recall in 2019.

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In a new video celebrating the 30th anniversary of fellow metal icon Machine Head, King expressed pride in the bands that have been active for three decades – a feat that Slayer had reached even before their disbandment.

However, in the video – which also includes members of Metallica, Korn and Anthrax – King also reflected on Slayer’s time as a band and their decision to break-up, stating that he felt that the band was “very left early”.


“So, I heard congratulations to my friends at Machine Head,” King said in the video. “Obviously, it is 30 years, which is quite an achievement. There aren’t a lot of bands to be found… we did, and then we left pretty quickly. “

He continued: “Fuck us – I know. Fuck me. I hate not playing fucking.”

You can watch the video message below:

In 2019, shortly before Slayer played their final show together, the band’s longtime manager Rick Sales talked about the possibility of Slayer reuniting.

sales told Los Angeles Times That he was not “sensing” a future reunion “at all”.


“Let’s put the tour to bed,” he said. “I have some ideas [for future projects]But we haven’t taken any decision. Right now, they’re finally engaged, and I think it’s emotional. This is emotional for me.

“They’ve been doing this for so long,” he said. “He just said, ‘Okay, that’s enough.’

“My analogy is Jerry Seinfeld, who did probably the greatest TV show when he went to the top. I respect the band for the judgement. If you’re going to do it, this is the way.”

Meanwhile, a metal-loving mother in New Zealand has reportedly named her children after bands Metallica, Slayer and Pantera.

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