A six-minute video interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo, conducted by Norway's NRK P3TV on the eve of the band's appearance at Hovefestivalen (a brand new five-day festival being held June 25-29 on the island of Tromøy, just outside the city of Arendal in Norway), has been posted at this location. A few excerpts follow:
On black metal:
Kerry: "Black metal doesn't do anything for me."
Dave: "Me either. I watched it last night on TV and it was very disappointing."
Kerry: "I think they're [black metal bands] all very similar too."
Dave: "They do. They do. They went from another band to another band, and it sounded almost like the same band."
On SLAYER's musical legacy:
Kerry: "I don't think there's ever been a time when somebody could have said, 'SLAYER really missed with this record. I'm not gonna go see them.' And I think that earns your longevity, that earns you… keeps you relevant, and the fans just admire that."
On perfoming live:
Kerry: "The lights go out, you hear the intro going… Game on."
Dave: "We're gonna pummel them — we're just gonna destroy them. And that's my mentality up there. And when the crowd doesn't respond, I tell my drum tech, 'They're a bunch of ungrateful bastards. They don't appreciate the energy that we're giving them."
Kerry: "When I walk to the stage, there is no 'fail.' Doesn't exist."
Dave: "When I play drums, there is no 'fail.'"
Kerry: "I used to admire METALLICA and I don't wanna see them going to fucking therapy. I mean, that's fucking… keep it in the band, man."
Dave: "Yeah, that's personal stuff. There's stuff that you shouldn't be laundering."
Kerry: "I won't watch that movie ['Metallica: Some Kind of Monster'], because I don't want to think of them like that. I wanna think of fucking 'Battery' and 'Damage Inc.' and 'Ride the Lightning'. I don't wanna see these fragile fucking old men that can't have a cocktail anymore because they're afraid of what they'll become. Fuck that!"