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Slayer's Kerry King Recruits Death Angel Vocalist Mark Osegueda For Solo Album-Oseguada Releases Statement

Death Angel Vocalist Mark Osegueda posted a statement on social media about his new gig as vocalist for Kerry King's solo band.


The secret is out!

I AM The Lead vocalist for Kerry King’s new band!

Kerry King Music

I worked so hard on getting this gig!

I worked so hard in the studio recording this record!


I’m so proud with what we all achieved!

Kerry King

Paul Bostaph

Phil Demmel

Kyle Sanders

I can’t wait to hit the road with this!

And there will be plenty of that!

Below is a link to a great interview about the band!


The link to the first song and title track of the record Idle Hands is in the article as well!

For those of you who can’t wait..

The link to the song is below as well!


Then go back and read the damn article!

Thank you all for your years of your support and inspiration!



I am still very much The lead Vocalist of Death Angel

Announced today is the release of “Idle Hands,” the debut track from King’s upcoming solo project. It’s fast, it’s aggressive, it will smash you up against a brick wall, leave you breathless…and wanting more.

Photo credit: Andrew Stuart

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The Los Angeles Forum, just before midnight on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Slayer’s Kerry King stood center stage; his signature chains hung from his belt; he walked over to stage right, unhooked the chains and held them high, dropped them onto the stage floor, turned around, and walked off the stage.

“I knew early on that I wasn’t done, and I had no intention of not continuing to play.” — Kerry King

With enough new material for two full albums, all written by King, if it hadn’t been for the COVID pandemic, his long-awaited solo project would likely have emerged in 2020.

For his debut album, From Hell I Rise, due out May 17 on Reigning Phoenix Music, King, on guitar, enlisted drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer), bassist Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah), Phil Demmel (formerly Machine Head) on guitar, and vocalist Mark Osegueda (Death Angel). Working with producer Josh Wilbur (Korn, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Religion), the vast bulk of King’s solo album was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles in about two weeks and was finished this past June. The album can be pre-ordered HERE.

“I didn’t know what to think, you know, it’s Kerry King from Slayer, who I’ve heard a million times,” said Wilbur. “He’s a very strong presence. I wouldn’t say Kerry has an ego, but he has confidence in himself, which is a good thing. That’s what you want in your rock stars and in your band. He never comes off as a jerk or mean guy. But he does know exactly what he wants. He doesn’t beat around the bush. He’s like, ‘I don’t want to do that, but I want to do this.’ Very direct, but it comes from a place of confidence, and not from a place of anything else. I really enjoyed working with Kerry.”

"From Hell I Rise" track listing:

01. Diablo

02. Where I Reign

03. Residue

04. Idle Hands

05. Trophies Of The Tyrant

06. Crucifixation

07. Tension

08. Everything I Hate About You

09. Toxic

10. Two Fists

11. Rage

12. Shrapnel

13. From Hell I Rise

According to King, the new music consists of “various religious topics, some war entries, heavy stuff, punky stuff, doomy stuff, and spooky stuff, with Herculean speeds achieved. “If you’ve ever liked any Slayer throughout any part of our history," he adds, "there’s something on this record that you’ll get into, be it classic punk, fast punk, thrash, or just plain heavy metal!”

"All of us at RPM are very excited to be working with Kerry King, and it's an honor to be working his first solo album," said RPM's co-founder and President, Gerardo Martinez. "The joy of working on Slayer's last album, Repentless, and to be reunited with my brother on his new musical journey doesn't get any better!"

As King admits, “Even with a record in the can, I’ve still got so many songs that need to be finished. This is what I know how to do…number one being music, number two being metal. It’s been a part of my life for 40 years, and I’m nowhere near being done.”


Slayer’s co-founding guitarist, Kerry King, is one of the most instantly recognizable and well-respected musicians in thrash/punk/metal, and over the past nearly-40-years, has pioneered some of the most brutal and revolutionary music ever created. King wrote or co-wrote some of Slayer’s most beloved songs, including “Mandatory Suicide,” ”Repentless,” ”Hell Awaits,” ”Disciple," and “Raining Blood.” As a member of Slayer, King was the recipient of four Gold albums, two Gold and one Platinum longform videos, and five Grammy nominations with two wins in the category of Best Metal Performance. Known for his allegiance to the Raiders, his love of snakes, and his taste for Jagermeister, King is outspoken, opinionated, and authentic to the core. Metal flows in King’s veins; he knows how to write what he writes and has no interest in changing that. In perpetuity, Kerry King is a self-proclaimed “metal kid.”


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