The legend that is Kerry King recently spoke to Artist Direct at a Mayhem Festival stop and shared some new details about the upcoming Slayer EP! According to him(and why wouldn’t you believe him, he’s Kerry Fucking King!) the two songs will be titled “Chasing Death” and “Implode“, and all that’s left is the mixing and mastering stages! That means they are close! Read on below!
When asked about the new materal he said, “I haven’t worked on it as much as I’d like to. I don’t really write on the road. When we’re in Europe, I don’t go out that often. There are still a number of currencies over there, and you get dicked every time you change money [Laughs]. If I don’t have any local money, I’ll probably sit in my room. I wrote some lyrics over there. I cleaned up a couple of song ideas we had. We have two finished. They just need to be mixed. I was under the impression we wanted those done so people had access to them for Mayhem and then we could play something live, but they’re not even mixed yet. By the time they’re mixed and mastered, Mayhem will be over. I just assume save them for the record so we don’t have to make up more for the record. We’ve got two others that just don’t have leads and vocals. I’ve got two or three more that are ready to at least be demos. I’d like to get them done in August and September so that means I’d better start finishing my lyrics [Laughs].”
Kerry was then asked about the topics of the new songs and he said this, “For “Chasing Death”, as you get older, you’re friends start dropping. You’re having that new sensation. My guitar tech Armand “Butts” Crump III died earlier this year, and he was 35-years-old. Those are the tough ones. Nobody expects a healthy person to just kick off at 35. It’s the idea of dealing with this because that didn’t happen when we were all 20. It’s talking about stuff like that. “Chasing Death” is not directly related to any of my friends dying. It’s like people who drink too much. They don’t help themselves out so they’re chasing death.”