Kerry King met fellow guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 1981. The two went on to create one of the most influential and heaviest thrash metal bands ever, Slayer. With Kerry, Slayer would go on to release many landmark thrash albums, including 1986’s Reign in Blood and 1988’s South of Heaven. He is known for his heavy riffs and a unique tone on guitar solos that has gone on to influence countless metal guitarists. Kerry and Slayer remain busy after they released their latest album, World Painted Blood, and have recently participated in The Big 4 of thrash metal concerts.