SLAYER's KERRY KING Has No Interest In 'Jesus Metal''s Vulture blog recently conducted an interview with SLAYER's Tom Araya and Kerry King. An excerpt from the chat follows below. There are rumors that "World Painted Blood" is one of the last SLAYER albums.

King: That's nothing that any of us have talked about collectively. These things come out when we do press. I'm like, "Don't worry about it! We'll be done when we're done." When we have our farewell tour it's not gonna be like KISS, it's gonna be the last fuckin' one.

Araya: The fact is, this is our tenth album with Rick Rubin [producer and American Recordings head honcho] — our last album with him. What we do after this, I don't know, because we'd have to decide new details and do a new contract. How people do records and how people create has changed so drastically. After this, we gotta sit down and talk.

Story continues after advertisement SLAYER is approaching its 30th year. If you could go back in time and give yourselves some advice, what would it be?

King: Pay more attention to the mix in [1994 album] "Divine Intervention".

Araya: Don't forget the video camera! It would have been great to have documented this crazy ride. What's popular in metal right now that you wish would die?

King: There seems to be a plentiful amount of metal bands that are like, religious, so to speak. Personally, for me, it's an odd thing … bands that are doing metal, but they're singing, like, Jesus metal. And I don't mean STRYPER. When I hear them I'm like, "Oh they're one of them Jesus bands." It's enough of a distaste to me that I don't even want to hear it.

Araya: I don't watch anything that tells me what's going on today in the world as far as music goes. I don't care. I'm in SLAYER. I like SLAYER. And that's about it. SLAYER.



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