Kerry King of Slayer

I had the good fortune to speak with Slayer’s Kerry King about his new solo album, From Hell I Rise, which drops on May 17th. What I’ve heard has been a brutal onslaught, like you’d expect!

He told me why he chose that name for the album; there were other ones, but he picked this one, and it ends the album on track 13. He also told me about the flavor of the album. In case you haven’t heard anything from it, I’ve included the two songs they’ve dropped from the album below.

We also discussed how he got the band members, including Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph, Hell Yeah’s Kyle Sanders, and Phil Demmel, to round out the band. He said this was his “A-Team,” and he got the players he wanted.

Kerry King On Turning 60

We also discussed his upcoming 60th birthday, the first show in Europe. Over his 60 years, he’s made lots of memories, some he can’t remember, like a story about the early days of Megadeth that David Ellefson told me about.

By the way, seeing Slayer is an unreal performance. Read about that below.

Check out the podcast below, which also features Barry Kerch from Shinedown. More on that later. Consider this a sneak peek.

  • Talkin' Rock with Meltdown - Kerry King

    Here’s the interview with Kerry. Check out the conversation and check back often for more interviews with some of your favorite rockers!

    Talkin Rock

    My Talkin’ Rock podcast is something I’m very proud of.

  • kerry king - residue

    Here’s the official video for the song “Residue.” Kerry’s new album drops on May 17th.

  • kerry king - idle hands

    Here’s the audio for another track from From Hell I Rise called Idel Hands. Check it out and crank it up!

  • Unreal Concert moments

    I mentioned in the interview that seeing Slayer about ten years ago was an unbelievable experience; here’s a list of some of my other favorite concerts.


  • Kerry king

    Here’s the official page for Kerry.

    Kerry King Official

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