In a recent interview with Louder Noise, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about the recent series of changes the NFL has adopted in recent years as part of a broader effort to make the game safer.
“[That’s a] tough subject to me, ‘cause the NFL is my sport,” Kerry said. “I try to go to a couple of Raider home games every year. If not, another one somewhere else. In the long run, it is for their benefit, because they’re getting faster and stronger. Do I wish it was like that? No, man. I like the ’70s era, when the Raiders were just thugs. Those guys weren’t the speed or the muscle that they are these days. I mean, they were big, sure, and they got hit. That’s what football means to me. Now it’s evolved into what football is.”
Back in 2010, King lamented the fact that there is still no football team in Los Angeles — the number two media market in the country. “L.A. is a fickle market,” King told Noisecreep. “But I would go to games if they were here. I went when they were here.”
SLAYER’s new album, “Repentless”, was released on September 11.