Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the music “Hell Awaits” along with his bandmates could be seen under. The video was apparently filmed when former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel crammed in for SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt for 4 European exhibits within the fall of 2018 after Gary returned house to be along with his dying father.
In August 2020, Bostaph confirmed that he’s concerned in a model new challenge headed up by his SLAYER bandmate Kerry King. The duo has spent the final couple of years engaged on music with the hopes of recording it correctly as soon as the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
The drummer opened up about his newest collaboration with King in an interview with Australia’s Riff Crew. Requested to explain the musical route of the music he has been engaged on with the founding SLAYER guitarist, Bostaph mentioned: “I suppose one of the simplest ways to place it’s Kerry writes what he writes. Is that this gonna be a rock and roll report? No. Is it gonna be what you need it to be? Sure. Is it gonna be what you count on it to be? Sure. It isn’t gonna be some rehashed stuff… It is gonna sound like SLAYER with out it being SLAYER — however not deliberately so. I imply, Kerry‘s been writing songs in SLAYER his whole profession, and he has a mode. And that type, as a songwriter, you simply do not change your type as a result of your band is completed. However that is what you like to jot down.
“Are issues gonna perhaps morph over time? Yeah. I might think about so,” he continued. “I do not assume the primary music Kerry wrote as a child is similar because the final music he wrote for [SLAYER‘s final album, 2015’s] ‘Repentless’. Songwriters do change over time primarily based on their influences and the way they really feel on the time.
“Kerry‘s on fireplace proper now. So, all I can say is if you happen to like heavy music and you want SLAYER, you will like this. Is it gonna be SLAYER? It isn’t gonna be SLAYER — SLAYER is completed; they retired…
“The factor about it’s that we do not wanna sound like ‘Child SLAYER,’ you recognize what I imply?” he added. “There’s SLAYER. However it’s gonna be good — it is gonna be actually good. I have been listening to the music and I simply can not wait to get into the room and begin jamming with Kerry.
“A part of it for me is that I haven’t got to… And this isn’t an insult; it is undoubtedly a praise… I haven’t got to drum underneath the present of [original SLAYER drummer] Dave‘s [Lombardo] drumming badassery. That is factor to do, however I would have the ability to stretch out somewhat bit and do some issues that I love to do and nonetheless make it match throughout the framework of what we’re doing. I am trying ahead to attempting some issues that I’ve needed to strive inside SLAYER however could not, simply because I did not have it developed properly sufficient. And we’ll see if I could make a few of that stick in among the new music.”
Requested if his songwriting method with King has modified in comparison with the way it was throughout the confines of SLAYER, Bostaph mentioned: “Proper now, the components’s gonna be the identical. I understand how Kerry writes.
“After I first joined SLAYER, earlier than we did [1994’s] ‘Divine Intervention’, Kerry and I have been roommates, and we barely knew one another,” he defined. “And we spent a number of time collectively, on a friendship degree and jamming musically. I do know what he desires out of a music, and we now have that components, and it is a good components that works, and we’re not gonna change it. If it isn’t broke, do not repair it. what I imply?”
Across the similar time, Kerry advised Dean Guitars that he had loads of musical concepts for his upcoming challenge. “I have been very, very fortunate with riffs in 2020,” he mentioned. “Possibly as a result of I can not go anyplace — I do not know — however riffs have actually not been an issue. And looking out ahead into the longer term, what which means for me is I am gonna have the ability to cherrypick the very best stuff. And it is good things. I’ve acquired greater than two information’ price of music, however to have the ability to undergo that and cherrypick the very best 11 or 12 [songs]… That first report must be smoking.”
Based on Kerry, who just lately partnered with Dean Guitars as a signature artist, many of the songwriting for his subsequent challenge to this point has been a solitary effort.
“Proper now, I am the one lyricist, as a result of I am the one one writing music, as a result of I am not constructive who all people is that is gonna be taking part in with me,” he mentioned. “So it is all on me in the meanwhile. So, truly, I’ve truly gotta cherrypick these songs, choose my 10 or 12 favorites and really begin attempting to place lyrics on them, simply to maneuver the method ahead.”
SLAYER performed the ultimate present of its farewell tour in November 2019 on the Discussion board in Los Angeles. At some point later, Kerry‘s spouse, Ayesha King, mentioned that there’s “not an opportunity in hell” that the thrash steel icons will reunite for extra stay appearances.
When SLAYER first introduced that it was embarking on its last tour again in January 2018, Ayesha assured followers that they might “at all times get music” from her husband.
King has mentioned in earlier interviews that his post-SLAYER musical efforts wouldn’t be a lot completely different from the sound followers have grown accustomed to listening to from him.
“If somebody stop, I am not going to go round with a made-up SLAYER,” he advised AZCentral.com again in 2010. “However my subsequent band would sound like SLAYER, that is all I do know.”