Kerry King was born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. In 1981 King was trying out for a guitarist in a band. When the session was over Jeff Hanneman joined Kerry and they began playing Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs with a session drummer. Hanneman mentioned "Why don't we start our OWN band?" King was like, "...F*ck yeah!!!" and Slayer was born. Along with a spiked wristband, shaved head, long beard and extensive tattoo work (which covers his hands, arms and head) have uniquely defined Kerry King as an iconic guitarist of the metal world.
Kerry King's Gear
- Kerry King Beast - VNT
Kerry King - BC Rich Signature 7-String - NAMM 2010
Check out Kerry King of Slayer at the BC Rich NAMM 2010 Booth as he checks out his Signature 7-String.
- BC Rich Kerry King Beast V2
Kerry King Mayhemfest 2009 - Slayer - BC Rich Guitars
Check out Kerry King rocking his BC RIch Guitars on stage at the Mayhemfest with Slayer!
- NAMM 2010 - Kerry King of Slayer