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Kerry King of Slayer fame, has finally released his debut solo album, ‘From Hell I Rise’ following the announcement of his former bands decision to retire back in 2018s. 

Since then, the surprise announcement of Slayer’s return to the live stage for three US festival appearances has had the global metal community speculating a full time return to touring and whispers of a possible new album.

In the latest issue of Fistful of Metal Magazine, King reveals many things including the possibility of future Slayer tours and if  ‘Repentless‘ was, indeed, the bands final studio album.

In this in-depth feature interview, King also revealed his decision to work with band members, drummer, Paul Bostaph, guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head / Vio-Lence, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and ex-Hellyeah bassist, Kyle Sanders, saying; “What a lot of people don’t take into consideration is that all the guys in this project, apart from Mark, didn’t have a job… and that also included me!

He also talks about the songs on ‘From Hell I Rise‘, as some were written under the intention of featuring on a future Slayer album…”Back in 2015, I was totally unaware that Slayer was going to finish! I was actually holding those tracks back for what I believed would be the next Slayer album“.

He also comments on being in the spotlight and if he would prefer to let the music do the talking, “Not really. I was pretty much groomed during my time in Slayer to take on all of the interviews because I can handle it, and I don’t say stupid shit that people have to decipher and continue to ask more questions about”, he states.

“I’m used to dealing with press and I know when a journalist tries to put words in my mouth. I’m not gonna say who, but I’m just here to talk about the music, to celebrate the album, and the live shows.

At this point in my life, I know when people are looking for dirt, and I just re-route them every time”, he explains. “Since I’m decent at doing that, I’m just so used to it at this stage, and I know how to deal with it.”

Kerry Kings new album ‘From Hell I Rise’ is out NOW via Reigning Phoenix Music.

The latest issue of Fistful of Metal Magazine is out now and features a huge feature with former Black Sabbath vocalist, Tony Martin ahead of the long awaited ‘Black Sabbath: Anno Domini 1989-1995′ vinyl boxset, as well as an eight-pages Kerry King interview, features with Deicide, My Dying Bride, Fu Manchu, Orange Goblin, 200 Stab Wounds and much more.

Fistful of Metal can be ordered online via this link, or from WH Smiths stores across the UK and Barns and Nobel in America.

Oran O’Beirne 2024