SLAYER's KING Says He Gets Inspired By Great Players Like TRIVIUM's HEAFY And BEAULIEU

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed to UK's Total Guitar magazine that watching TRIVIUM guitarists Matt and Corey shred inspires SLAYER to play better themselves.

King said he's looking forward to tearing up British venues alongside TRIVIUM when they co-headline this fall's UK tour.

Although he admits a degree of bafflement when it comes to the co-headlining status of the two bands in the UK, when SLAYER are the sole headliner everywhere else ("I just don't get it," he shrugged), Kerry revealed he definitely admires the guitar skills of Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu.

"They're just about the last of the new wave of guitar bands that we haven't toured with yet," he told Total Guitar's Joel McIver. "I'll be at the side of the stage watching them. Great players like that make us want to do better."

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Kerry King was interviewed backstage at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony, which was held Monday night (June 16) at London, England's state-of-the-art Indigo2 complex. Watch the three-minute clip below.


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