Published Nov 06, 2008According to an interview with metal blog The Quietus - which you might remember for leaking portions of Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy and dealing with the extreme backlash - Slayers Kerry King has said he hopes to record two more Slayer albums before the band calls it quits.
While vocalist Tom Araya told Thrash Hits that the thought of 50-year-olds head-banging makes him "cringe earlier this year, King has remained optimistic that the legendary thrash metal band will have a new album out by next summer, with another album not far behind.
"If we do get a record out next year - and everything's pointing to yes - before the summer time when we tour that I'd want to start working on another one because we're all having a good time, King said. "I think the time's gonna come when somebody just says: 'I'm done. I don't wanna do this any more.' Because we've been doing it more than half of our lives. [starts laughing] But I'm having a blast! You saw the show yesterday - I had a blast yesterday. I'm going to have more of a blast today because I'm more familiar with the set we're doing.
If and when the band do break-up, King revealed he has slightly different plans for his own future. "I've got so many friends in this business - more than any one else [in Slayer] because I hang out more so I've got a lot of options and I could just about play with anybody who is anybody. I wouldn't have to start over but I'm certainly not going to start another career as long as this one.
Kerry King and his BC Rich guitar