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Kerry King Announces New Solo Project With All-Star Metal Lineup And Debut Album ‘From Hell I Rise’

Legendary thrash metal guitarist Kerry King, best known for his work with Slayer, has announced his new solo project under his own name.

Kerry King Announces New Solo Project With All-Star Metal Lineup And Debut Album ‘From Hell I Rise’
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The band features some of the most respected names in the metal scene, including former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph, ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel, Hellyeah bassist Kyle Sanders, and Death Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, King revealed the details of his new band, sharing insights into the band’s formation and their upcoming album. He said that he had originally planned to name his solo project “King’s Reign” but decided to drop it due to its iconic logo and a desire to avoid appearing self-centered.

Regarding the choice of vocalist, King explained why he selected Mark Osegueda as the singer, despite rumors that Phil Anselmo of Pantera was in the running. “I believe Mark is an exceptional singer capable of tackling anything I throw at him,” King remarked. “His remarkable range and powerful delivery make him the ideal choice for this project.”

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The debut single of Kerry King’s solo project, titled “Idle Hands,” was released on Friday, along with a lyric video. The song showcases King’s signature riffs and solos, as well as Osegueda’s aggressive vocals. The album, titled “From Hell I Rise,” is scheduled to come out on May 17.

KERRY KING – Idle Hands

In discussing the album’s direction, King described it as “a continuation of what I did with Slayer, but with more freedom and creativity. It’s still fast, heavy, and brutal, but with some new twists and turns.”

As for the future of Slayer, King hinted at a departure from extensive touring, emphasizing his full commitment to his solo career. “Slayer was a huge part of my life, and I’m proud of everything we achieved. But it’s time to move on and do something different. I’m excited about this new chapter and I hope the fans will enjoy it as much as I do.”

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