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Kerry King Say Grammy-Winning Track is 'One of the Poorest Representations Of Us' On New CD

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SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently told Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com that the group's song "Eyes of the Insane" - for which it recently won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category - is "one of the poorest representations of us on the record," meaning SLAYER's 11th studio album, "Christ Illusion". He would have picked "Jihad" - like "Eyes", a track written by singer-bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

King also has doubts about how well members of the Grammys' parent organization, the Recording Academy, know his band's music.

"Realistically, I think people on the academy who vote pick the household name," he said. "And that's what we are."

With "Reign in Blood" songs such as "Necrophobic" - "Severing flesh/gouging eyes/tearing limb from limb" - SLAYER assured itself of a home in the dungeon of popular culture. "Christ Illusion" continues SLAYER's career-long attack on mainstream sensibilities and on one institution in particular: Christianity. "Skeleton Christ", written by King, declares, "I've seen the ways of God/I'll take the devil any day," and the King-penned "Cult" screams, "The bible's where it all began/Its propaganda sells despair/And spreads the virus everywhere."

For the record, "I consider myself an atheist," King said. But standing up for Satan as a way of questioning religious observance makes sense to him. The ruling class also comes in for heavy criticism. King calls the "Christ Illusion" track "Consfearacy" "a government-hating song" that he hopes anyone, regardless of country, displeased with the leadership will enjoy.

He says he doesn't vote or follow politics, and has no love for either U.S. political party. "And even if I was one or the other, probably I wouldn't come out and say it because I would alienate half the world," he said. "And I'm in the business of building fans."

Source: Blackmetal.com

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1. genocidal-maniac writes:

i agree with kerry king on the fact that they picked the track that was least like them, which almost seems on purpose, given the fact that most of the people that nominate the musicians are blinded with comformity and have to go with every one elses opinion which of course is always "its devil music" or my favorite " if we listen to that we'll go to hell ". i love slayer but why is it when they finally nominate a good band they always nominate them for a sh**ty song?

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2. efleming writes:

"And even if I was one or the other, probably I wouldn't come out and say it because I would alienate half the world. I'm in the business of building fans."

Ha! That's great.

# Mar 5, 2007 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Valentine_no_more writes:

SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4. deathbringer writes:

I wouldn't say it's a bad song - just not the best from Christ Illusion and one that Tom struggles with performing live a bit.

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5. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Kerry King yet again, keeps it real and kicks ass...

everyone's been saying ''Eyes of the insane'' wasn't the best they did on the album, and King agrees....I'd have actually nominated "Flesh Storm'' but thats me...

But hey, fvck the grammys, they don't know good music anyway, it just so happened they nominated a great band like Slayer sometimes...

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6. ...Just Another Number... writes:

"But hey, fvck the grammys, they don't know good music anyway, it just so happened they nominated a great band like Slayer sometimes..."

Couldn't of said it better \m/

Sometimes I think the grammys simply pick bands/artists that they think are not watching their stupid show on TV to push more comercials down their viewers' throats hoping that their idea of the "musical minority" will become little corporate suckoffs just like their executives like. That is why you don't see a lot of metal bands even being nominated, because metal isn't a "please all" music.

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7. M3talH3ad writes:

Eyes was nominated because it is a single.

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8. Azazel_Begotten writes:

...Just Another Number..., thanks for agreeing mate

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9. slayerdisciple writes:

i wont care about the grammies until someone as underground and true to metal as say... Dimmu Borgir wins and since that will never happen... atleast in my life time i will never care

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10. Azazel_Begotten writes:

slayerdisciple, I think I wanna be the underground one to make it far as hell on my terms...

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11. thor hath risen writes:

we all gotta get a sh** load of undiscovered, underground bands and highjack the grammys!!!!! my band, mammon, shall lead the revolt!!!

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12. Frank writes:

Slayer kicks a$$ and they deserve some attention but pretty much all those other bands that win grammys are just soft mainstream bullsh** and they would never give one to a really heavy and extreme band like Krisiun, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Suffocation, Napalm Death (all of which had great cds that came out in 2006)

And I agree with thor hath risen

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13. Azazel_Begotten writes:

I'd love to see Behemoth get nominated for something....

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14. slayerdisciple writes:

^same but it will never happen

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16. SexBloodandMetal writes:

slayerdisciple, I swear, I don't give a fvck if my bands get nominated for sh1t, they're still too awesome for any gay award show

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