BlogJune 15, 2015 1:14 PM ET

Slayer guitarist Kerry King says Jeff Hanneman is "worm food"

In a new interview with the Village Voice, Slayer guitar player Kerry King dismissed the notion that the spirit of deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman is somehow guiding Slayer:

In keeping with Slayer's long-standing policy of being "repentless," King, phoning from his home in Corona, California, says he does not feel the spirit of long-time friend and band co-founder guiding the band. "Jeff is worm food," King states in his blunt-yet-likable fashion. "When you die you go in the dirt. There is no doubt. Doubt's called agnostic. I'm not agnostic."

Personally, I don't believe in an afterlife; I completely agree with King. However, to me, it just seems disrespectful to speak of your long-time friend and collaborator in this manner. What say you?


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anonymous 6/15/2015 10:33:02 AM

first. wrong guitarist died. King sucks as a guitarist and a person

OrgCore 6/15/2015 11:46:52 AM

It's Busch league at best.

anonymous 6/15/2015 12:07:54 PM

What ya got in the cellar hall there klopek?

anonymous 6/15/2015 12:09:41 PM

OHHHH SICK BURN! Take THAT dead friend!!!!

willy_wanker 6/15/2015 12:30:51 PM

youre giving him and slayer free publicity

anonymous 6/15/2015 12:35:11 PM

Sick tribal, bro.

anonymous 6/15/2015 12:37:32 PM

not agnostic? you have been writing about devil for over 25 years. hypocrite. Also, atheism is a religion in its own capacity.

ed_money 6/15/2015 1:18:17 PM

I mean. Mr. King isn't exactly wrong.

anonymous 6/15/2015 1:50:51 PM

and when kerry dies, he'll be snake food. cuz they wont be able to fit his big ass head in a casket

anonymous 6/15/2015 2:59:05 PM

This is slayer we're talking about and I am not offended in the least

anonymous 6/15/2015 3:47:31 PM

per Kerry... No cash from the coffin.

anonymous 6/15/2015 4:24:02 PM

True, but totally tasteless. Although Hanneman probably would've gotten a laugh out of it.

anonymous 6/15/2015 5:07:36 PM

Atheism is the absence of religion. And who gives a fck.

anonymous 6/15/2015 5:44:08 PM

Atheism is a religion like "off" is a TV channel.

anonymous 6/15/2015 6:30:46 PM

Real shitty way to put it

anonymous 6/15/2015 6:39:47 PM

"anonymous posted 1 hour ago Atheism is the absence of religion. And who gives a fck." Wrong. "Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist."

anonymous 6/15/2015 10:07:23 PM

I strongly believe that no one truly cares for one another in this world. We all seek what we can obtain from someone , tangible or not. And once you are of no use? You are worm food. Nothing more , nothing less. Also SLAYER is for F@99OTS

anonymous 6/15/2015 10:23:55 PM

Haha Kerry King is saying exactly what Jeff would have said if the tables had turned. Do any of you actually listen to Slayer and not growl their name in some joking fashion? It's difficult for many to get Atheism however appreciate that they also think believers are just plain silly.

anonymous 6/16/2015 12:17:19 AM

It would have been a lot classier to say Hanneman is guiding Slayer from Hell!

anonymous 6/16/2015 7:45:35 AM

"Also, atheism is a religion in its own capacity." No, it's total lack of religion, you c-ck-worshipping c-m commando.

anonymous 6/16/2015 8:08:28 AM

Tom Araya is a christian.

anonymous 6/16/2015 3:08:09 PM


anonymous 6/16/2015 3:48:55 PM

That's garbage...not cool under any circumstances.

anonymous 6/17/2015 6:10:10 AM

this disrespect does not surprise me, coming from a bald headed bafoon with his arms and body covered in shitty ass tribal tattoos...

anonymous 6/17/2015 8:46:25 AM

C R O W N T O W N ! ! !

anonymous 6/19/2015 5:59:58 AM

strong words coming from a "male" with a "female" name

anonymous 10/31/2022 2:40:25 PM

Worm food only? This is very disrespectful! Jeff deserves more then this!

anonymous 165 days ago

Being agnostic is not having doubts. It's not giving a f*ck about.