News•August 27, 2020 9:37 AM ET•7,163 views
Kerry King, Paul Bostaph (Slayer) to launch new project
Drummer Paul Bostaph, most recently of Slayer, has confirmed that he and Slayer guitarist Kerry King are teaming up for a new project. The pair have spent much of the summer working on new material, though ultimate plans have yet to be finalized due to the ongoing pandemic. In a new interview with Riff Crew (video below), Bostaph shared the following information regarding the new project:
"I guess the best way to put it is Kerry writes what he writes. You know what I mean? Is this gonna be a rock and roll record? No. Is it gonna be what you want it to be? Yes. Is it gonna be what you expect it to be? Yes. It's not that it's gonna be some rehashed stuff... it's gonna sound like Slayer without it being Slayer, you know what I mean, but not intentionally so. I mean, Kerry's been writing songs in Slayer his entire career, and he has a style. And that style, as a songwriter, you just don't change your style because your band is done; that's what you love to write. "Are things gonna maybe morph over time? Yeah. I would imagine so. I don't think the first song Kerry wrote as a kid is the same as the last song he wrote for 'Repentless' [final Slayer album], you know what I mean? Songwriters do change over time based on their influences and how they feel at the time. Kerry's on fire right now. All I can say is if you like heavy music and you like Slayer, you'll like this. Is it gonna be Slayer? It's not gonna be Slayer — Slayer is done; they retired. "The thing about it is that we don't wanna sound like 'Baby' Slayer, you know what I mean? There is Slayer. But it's gonna be good, it's gonna be really good. I've been listening to the music and I just cannot wait to get into the room and start jamming with Kerry."