Slayer‘s legendary shredder Kerry King has recently relocated to New York City from Las Vegas with his wife, Ayesha King. In an Instagram post, she stated:
I suppose it’s time to tell you all that the King and I have moved to NYC ( back home for me, excited to be near my family again ). I figured I’d beat some acquaintance’s friend buddy who it heard it from a guy to announce it and think he’s cool. I served my time on the west coast for 18 years. Time to be back in the best city on earth.Ayesha King, Kerry King’s wife
Gary Holt, his legendary long-term Slayer bandmate also said:
No fucking way!!! Congrats on the return home!Gary Holt, lead guitarist of Slayer
Even Testament‘s guitarist Alex Skolnick, who lives in Brooklyn NY, commented on the move:
Heck yes. C u guys around!Alex Skolnick, guitarist of Testament
Kerry and Ayesha King’s US$3.81 million, 5,116 sq ft house in Las Vegas home in still in their name, according to the Clark County property records. Last month, Kerry made headlines in the metal world when he said that Slayer retired “too early.” While recording a short video message to congratulate Machine Head on the San Francisco Bay Area act’s 30th anniversary, Slayer‘s founding guitarist said: “So, I hear congratulations are in order for my friends in Machine Head. Apparently, it’s 30 years, which is quite an achievement. Not a lot of bands get there. We did, and then we quit too early. Fuck us. Fuck me. I hate fucking not playing.”
Slayer played their final show at the Forum in Los Angeles in November 2019, and not a day later Ayesha King stated that there is “not a chance in hell” that slayer would ever play another show. Rumors started spreading about Slayer continuing without vocalist Tom Araya. In an Instagram post, a fan wrote: “No Tom, No Slayer Kerry. Stop thinking Slayer without @tomarayaofficial”. Ayesha then replied: “don’t worry, they’ll never be Slayer again! You can rest easy”.
That same month, Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph confirmed that he is involved in a brand new project featuring Kerry King. The duo spent most of the last year and a half working on music with the hopes of recording it properly once the pandemic has passed
Slayer‘s final world tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band’s intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last Slayer show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wrapped at the Forum, the band had completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30 countries and 40 U.S. states.