Slayer's Kerry King Believes Kevin Lyman Committed Business Suicide

Slayer guitarist Kerry King says in a recent interview that he believes that the Mayhem festival and Warped tour co-founder Kevin Lyman "committed business suicide" with recent his remakes that "metal got gray, bald, and fat".

King told the HoustonPress, "I didn't take what he said personally. He just definitely had a mic put in front of him and said some sh*t that's detrimental to this tour and any tours he has in the future - not just Mayhem, but whatever else he promotes. Because, to me, he committed business suicide.

"At the end of the day, what I think happened to Mayhem was that they waited too late in the game to get the talent they needed to pull it off correctly. Because what happens is, people get booked up so early these days that it seems like all the bands that could have made this more of a success are playing in Europe now instead of being on a U.S. festival. It just made the talent pool less than it could be."

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