Kerry King announces ‘Residue’ the new single and first music video from his upcoming debut solo album

Author Benedetta Baldin - 12.4.2024

With his solo debut album, “From Hell I Rise”, set for a May 17th release (Reigning Phoenix Music), today Kerry King unveils Residue,’ the project’s brand new single, and first music video.  Co-directed by Jim Louvau and his partner Tony Aguilera, who have made videos for Jerry Cantrell, Sebastian Bach, Exodus, and Killer Be Killed, the video was shot at their downtown Phoenix studio in early April, and features King’s new band – Mark Osegueda/vocals, Phil Demmell/guitar, Kyle Sanders/bass, and drummer Paul Bostaph.
According to Louvau, his concept for the video was simple:  “A fiery, bitchin’, heavy f*ucking metal performance introducing the world to Kerry King’s new project and band members.  A no bullsh*t, no prisoners showcase of the band members, performing while engulfed in flames and surrounded by burning pentagrams.
I come from a big fire pedigree,” said King, “and my music works with fire.  I’ve always written horror-type music, so it made sense to incorporate fire into the first video where you get to see the entire band, which I think is just awesome.  I think fire goes hand-in-hand with the devil, and I’m no stranger to talking about the devil.” 

Said Louvau, “I knew this would be the first time that the world was going to see the band performing together so I wanted to create a fast moving visual assault. Pyrotechnics and Kerry King clearly go hand and hand and seem to fit like a glove so Tony and I wanted to create something that felt familiar but also something new and exciting. I also knew I could get away with certain visuals like a burning pentagram.
Watch Residue music video here