Kerry King’s new band set for a 2024 debut

Author Flavia Andrade - 6.11.2023

Since Slayer called it quits in 2019, legendary guitarist Kerry King has been hinting about his new band, although no evidence was out there. Now, King has posted a photo of a chain on the floor with the caption “Coming in 2024…” on his social media.

So, we finally have an official teaser for King‘s new band. Yet, the mystery remains: who’s in the band? The only confirmed musician is former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph. 

In July 2022, King said:

We just started rehearsing and the only person I can give away is Paul because I took him from Slayer and we work very well together. We didn’t start rehearsing until the end of March, and that was the first time since that last Slayer show at the end of 2019 that me and Paul finally got into a room together.

In another interview, King commented of the new material:

You know me, so you know what it’s going to sound like. I played this new song for a buddy, and I said to him, ‘If there’s anything I’ve written in the last few years that sounds like Slayer, it’s this.’ And he said, ‘That sounds like you could have pulled it off of any Slayer record.’ I actually made that riff up backstage at a Slayer show. We were walking to the stage and I got my phone out and recorded it so I wouldn’t forget it.

You can check out King‘s post below:

Bostaph also posted on his social media that he’s been in the studio for a few new projects.: