Dean Guitars has announced the addition of SLAYER guitarist Kerry King to its artist roster. Kerry comes on board as a signature artist, with a brand new, never-before-seen guitar design.
"I'm super stoked to be part of the Dean Guitars family," Kerry says of the partnership. "This has been an insane long time coming! Together we're going to create some amazing guitars that Dean, SLAYER and Kerry King fans will be as excited as I am to play them. It's gonna be a wild ride for years to come!"
Over the coming months, Dean Guitars will release product information outlining Kerry King's signature Dean Guitars USA and import models. Dean will first release a limited run of 50 handcrafted USA guitars signed by the legend himself.
Dean Guitars president and CEO Evan Rubinson says: "We are thrilled to welcome one of the most iconic guitarists in the world to the Dean family. Our partnership with Kerry King couldn't be a more perfect fit — a legendary metal guitar player and a legendary metal guitar company, collaborating to bring our fans something the world has never before seen."
King is one of the most instantly recognizable and well-respected musicians in thrash/punk/metal, and over the past four decades has pioneered some of the most brutal and revolutionary music ever created. King wrote or co-wrote some of SLAYER's most beloved songs, including "Mandatory Suicide", "Repentless", "Hell Awaits", "Disciple" and "Raining Blood". Known for his allegiance to the Oakland Raiders, his love of snakes, and his taste for Jägermeister, King is outspoken, opinionated and authentic to the core.