GARY HOLT not involved with KERRY KING's new band
Gary Holt has confirmed that he is not involved in the new project led by SLAYER‘s founding guitarist Kerry King.
The EXODUS leader, who spent almost nine years touring with SLAYER, responded to a question about Kerry‘s new band during a pre-show meet-and-greet at EXODUS‘s November 17 concert at Club L.A. in Destin, Florida.
Speaking to MJ Tibbedeaux at the event, Gary reportedly said: “I’m not involved. I haven’t heard anything written. I haven’t heard anything recorded. I’m not part of it. I’m too busy.”
Holt began filling in for SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman at live shows in 2011, and became the band’s full-time co-guitarist as of 2013, while remaining a member of EXODUS. Holt played on SLAYER‘s final album, “Repentless”, which came out in 2015.
More than three years ago, SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph revealed that he is involved in Kerry‘s new project. Paul told Australia’s Riff Crew that the new band will “sound like SLAYER without it being SLAYER — but not intentionally so. I mean, Kerry‘s been writing songs in SLAYER his entire career, and he has a style,” he explained. “And that style, as a songwriter, you just don’t change your style because your band is done… So, all I can say is if you like heavy music and you like SLAYER, you’ll like this.”
Kerry‘s new band, called simply KERRY KING, has announced one show so far: May 9, 2024 at the Welcome To Rockville festival at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.