It seems as though Slayer are well and truly done, with the wife of guitarist Kerry King revealing there’s “not a chance in hell” of a reunion down the line.
Over the weekend, we witnessed the final show from thrash metal icons Slayer. Now, while this was undoubtedly an emotional moment for fans and band members alike, some have assumed this might not quite be the end of the group.
While Anthrax’s Frank Bello had assumed a reunion might take place should another ‘Big Four’ concert ever occur, Slayer’s manager had also hinted that while their split meant the end of touring, it didn’t quite mean the end of music being released.
After all, their breakup came weeks after Mötley Crüe announced their reunion, with the group having signed a “cessation of touring agreement” years earlier. Basically, fans were correct to question whether the end really meant the end.
As Metal Injection reports though, Ayesha King – the wife of Slayer guitarist Kerry King – has defended any claims that the band might reunite, shooting down suggestions of such during a recent Instagram spree.
Having posted a picture of Kerry’s “chain drop” (In lieu of a “mic drop”), Ayesha soon took to the comments section to hit back at folks who suggested a reunion might take place down the line.
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“Not a chance in hell,” Ayesha wrote, before someone inevitably made connections to both Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses. “Kerry King is not Mick Mars or Slash.”
When another fan claimed that “the new album will be great”, Ayesha responded with “don’t hold your breath”, and stated that fans “can bet on” the fact that Slayer are truly done for good.
Wrapping up the band’s final show on Saturday night, vocalist Tom Araya shared an emotional farewell to the crowd, thanking them for all their support over the years.
“Thank you. Thank you very much. I want to thank you for sharing your time with us,” Araya stated. “Time is precious, so I thank you for sharing that time with us.
“I’m gonna miss you guys. But the most important thing is I want to thank you for being a part of my life. Goodnight. You guys be safe.”
Although it does remain to be seen whether we’ll receive any live or archival releases at some point in the future, it looks as though Slayer intend to keep their promise of being done for good.