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Attention all Slayer Fans
Copied of kingsnake from a while ago, i guess if your a fan you might have seen it before
Transcript: Kerry King, guitarist for Slayer
Keeping Boas and Retics
Sunday, February 27, 2005
PHFaust: Good evening and on behalf of Jeff Barringer and all of us at kingsnake.com, thank you for joining us for our Seventh Annual Chat Week!
Tonight we are pleased to welcome Kerry King, who will discuss Snakes, Snakes, and a little Rock N Roll as our guest during our Sixth Annual Chat Week.
Kerry King is a founding member of the Thrash Metal Band Slayer. He is also a long time boid keeper, with in boas in the past and right now working with Jaguar Carpet Pythons and a little work with retics. He also has dealt with Tegus in the past but his passion is snakes.
You can learn more about Kerry and his work with Slayer and his private company KFK Industries www.kfkindustries.com.
Thanks Kerry, and welcome!
HadesBP18: What types of retics do you keep or have you kept?
KerryKing: so far only purple albinos, but i am looking into alot of morphs
PHFlame: Thank you for coming to chat this evening. If you have a a question for kerry, please type ? in the room and you will be added to the queue. You WILL be called on in the order of ? recieved. Please do not type openly in the chat room. Thanks again for coming.
morliaman: whats the link between metal an herps?
KerryKing: well, for one thing, it’s an easy thing to keep when you tour alot
joe_nr: kerry how do you feel about the new ny state law banning large snakes?
PHFaust: Mali Go next
Maliyum: Do you have any reptiles other than snakes? If so what are they? If you don’t have any other reptiles besides snakes,what would you consider keeping?
Flying_Frog: Kerry, what reps do you have?
KerryKing: i’ve always liked tegus, but as busy as the band keeps me, it’s too much upkeep right now
PHFaust: Newb Breeder Your up
newb_breeder_nr: have u ever fed a goat to a retic
Heterodon62: Did you ever get the chance to play with dimebag darrel?...god rest his soul
KerryKing: i’ll consider it when our retics are big enough
KerryKing: i played with dime everytime he came through town and we were on the exteme s teel tour with pantera in 01
KerryKing: i playedevery night with them
PHFaust: Raining blood
Alex_nr: Hey king are u guys touring in seattle any time soon?
RainingBlood_nr: What is your current set up Kerry? (guitars, pedals and amp)
KerryKing: bc rich v’s and warlocks marshall jcm800 heads pedals- 10 band eq’z
KerryKing: and hush
RainingBlood_nr: nice man
PHFaust: Electric Bluescat your up
electricbluescat: kerry king are retics easy to breed i would like breed the purple albinos someday
KerryKing: from what i understand they are, but i haven’t started breeding yet
KerryKing: maybe by next year
Slayer106_nr: howd u think of the design for ur guitar
PHFaust: Slayer, you wanted to ask a question?
KerryKing: one of my tattoo guys gave me alot of artwork to look at, i chose the best ones
PHFaust: Slyrsnake your next
SharkKing: ? for KerryKing
styrsnake: First Off Slayer Rules, got to meet you in Albuquerque this year. Just wanted to know when your next album is going to be coming out and when are you guys going to be playing around El Paso, Texas again?
KerryKing: the album should be out this fall...
AngelOfDeath: can’t wait
KerryKing: we may not play the states until 2006
PHFaust: Slayerfan your turn
SlayerFan1_nr: Kerry, who did you get your Retics from man?
Nokturnel Tom: ?
KerryKing: jay at prehistoric pets and kevin mccurley at NERD
PHFaust: CJ your up
CJinNH: what is your morphs do you own or want to own?
KerryKing: i love the paradox retics
Simbo: Kerry, do you still keep Bolivian boas? Also, how did your line of these boas get started?
Crocman2020: with u travelin with the band is it hard to have time for your herps? also what is your favorite herp? And is Bam as cool in person as he is on TV?
Longshanks_nr: Anyone Have A Kingsnake
KerryKing: bam is pretty cool....as far as touring and herps
KerryKing: my wife helps out
KerryKing: carpet pythons are the current favorite
gtp24: what do u think of nerds band crotallus? suprized u don’t keep croc monitors
wrongnote85: Kerry, I know that in their early stages you helped out Megadeth as co-guitairst. What where some of the songs that made up the set lists for those shows?
Flying_Frog: what got you started with herps? and what was your first one?
KerryKing: crotallus rules, they’re gonna be superstars
gtp24: think so??
KerryKing: hell yeah
gtp24: no monitors?
KerryKing: no, no monitors
PHFaust: Supple your turn
SuppleReptiles: Tim Belknap has a bloodline of of Boa Constrictor Constrictor named after you (Kerry King Stoltz), what is the story behind these and what is the origin?
KerryKing: there was a question earlier about bolivians...so i’ll address that and the tim belknap questions
KerryKing: my boas were south brazilian,not bolivian
KerryKing: i bred them in 88 and that was the only time and that’s where that line came from and still exists today
SuppleReptiles: No French Guiannas BCC?
PHFaust: Tomahawk your turn
Tomahawk: what are some of your favorite bands your into right now? do you like some of the guys at relapse, like mastodon and pig destroyer? are there other guys in music that keep reptiles that your friends with or know of?
KerryKing: i’m into this swedish band called Burst
KerryKing: the only guy i know of in music with herps was slash, but i don’t think he keeps them anymore
miatchguy: Kerry, are you the only boa owner, or are any of the other guys in the band into them too?
KerryKing: i am the only one with reptiles
PHFaust: Giant Keeper your turn
giantkeeper: Kerry, If things with the band slow down, will you ever get into reptiles full time? I live in AZ and there is always talk of your animals and stuff here. Although I hope the band stuff keeps going strong, we would love to have you more involved with the keeping and breeding of boas...ok reptiles in general. If you ever want to see some descent boas and want a Guinness, we’ll get together!!!! http://www.giantkeeperreptiles.com
KerryKing: reptiles will someday be more towards full time
FourStrings88: Kerry , Do you ever take any herps on the road?
KerryKing: it’s definitely fun breeding morphs and waiting for new stuff to pop up
PHLdyPayne: speaking of boas, saw some nice red tails...they certainly get big....but do have nice pattern. As for studding your snow to my ghost...will keep it in mind. Who knows, maybe you will be taking college or university in ottawa by then ;)
KerryKing: i’ll check out your site man
PHFaust: Hetero your turn
Heterodon62: do you ever sell any of the stuff you breed and if can i buy ity
DMexotics: Did you have keep or import French Guinna Boas?
KerryKing: i used to sell them all the time, but then i got out of snakes for about 5 years, now i am back in the game and things will be available shortly
KerryKing: i’ve kept guyanans in the past, but don’t have any right now, i only have south brazilians right now
KerryKing: i’ll have a snake site in the next year
PHFaust: Toxic your turn
Travis290: hey Don
PHFaust: Chez your turn
Philip Niforatos: In regards to your line of Brazillian amarali....who did you acquire your first animals from, and also are you currently working with amarali, or do you have plans to again?? When is Slayers next tour into the midwest...Chicago area??
PHFaust: Eunectes4 your turn
eunectes4: WIth reptiles being more exposed to the public such as Britney Spears, Slash, Alice Cooper, yourself, and plenty of rock stars the hobby has grown significantly. Many states are now seeing problems and proposing bans specifically on venomous snakes. Since the hobby is showing a pure lack of ability to regulate itself would you think a educational promotion by celebrities (responsible ones who do not throw snakes on stage) would be effective as they have used celebrities to advertise toward these bans?
KerryKing: i think it’s a good possibility
KerryKing: it would have to be thought out by someone wholeheartedly
eunectes4: would you be willing to support such?
KerryKing: to work
PHFaust: Alex your turn
eunectes4: thank you
KerryKing: good question by the way!
PHFaust: Imridethe lightening your turn
imridethelghtng: kerry have you ever thought about doing anything or have you done anything to help with reptile conservation or to help get good publicity spread with all the laws being passed trying to ban reptiles us hobbyist need all the help we can get your a retic keeper as well as i am so you understand also it was nice of you to agree to be here tonight thank you for your time
Simbo: Have you been breeding South Brazilian boas for a long time now? Also, how did your line of these boas get started (did you import them directly)?
KerryKing: sure, happy to be here......i think it’s important for people to be educated about reptiles before they keep them, but people should be able to keep reptiles as they like.....i am interested in conservation
PHFaust: Hades your turn
HadesBP18: have you ever been bitten by any of your snakes? i heard retics were hard hitters
KerryKing: no, but they love to bite my wife’s face!!!
KerryKing: she doesn’t appreciate it
HadesBP18: hah! Nice
HadesBP18: thanks for answering
KerryKing: i’ve been bitten plenty by other stuff though
PHFaust: Philip your turn....
Philip Niforatos: Are the Brazilian amarali that your currently working with from your original animals?? And who did you acquire your original animals from?? When will SLAYER be in the Chicago area next??
KerryKing: no, they aren’t from the originals....but the originals came from Lloyd Lemke and Terry Lilly
KerryKing: when they were partners
KerryKing: slayer in town in 2006
Philip Niforatos: sweet!!! thank you
KerryKing: i know Barry Miller has some of my original bloodline
SharkKing: Guest(s). Kind of Reps? How many? Time spent caring for them? Future ones you’ld like to get? Friends have reps, too? That’s where some of the fun is sharing info and learning. Do u worry that people don’t take reps care serious enough if they might think it’s part of the show??? & yes thanks guest(s). Nice of you to spend some of your *free* time here!
Python-7: does any one have a bearded dragon
KerryKing: i have about 20 snakes right now
KerryKing: carpets, retics, boas
shobia: did you waste a lot of time on them
KerryKing: always looking for the next hottest thing!
FourStrings88: Kerry, Do you ever take any herps on the road, If so then what did you keep them in and where and did any of the other guys not like them or were bothered by them? And do you ever get any free stuff lol? And what Herp shows have youve been to if so any in FL? THANKS HOPE TO HAVE YOU AGAIN!
PHFaust: The DVDMan your turn
TheDVDMan: Are any of the Retic morphs less agressive than others? What do you think about the dwarf retics? I have a burmese python, red-tail boa and savannah monitor. Please come back to Ft. Wayne IN.! I can’t wait for the new album! Where do you find artists for KFK Ind. and your CD covers? SLAAAAYYYEEEEERRRR!!!!
shobia: do you have a favorite snake kerry?
KerryKing: i think it’s individual animals, not an entire morph per se
KerryKing: dwarves are cool, can’
KerryKing: t wait until all the colors show up on em
KerryKing: my wife is the primary artist for KFK
KerryKing: and it differs for each album
Nokturnel Tom: Seeing you travel a lot, have you ever had the chance to visit with breeders outside of the US and did they do things much differently than we do,caging set up etc?Remember weekends at La Mour in the ol days? YES!
KerryKing: oh yes, i remember lamour’s ....
KerryKing: hoping to go to Jaguar breeding center in norway this summer
KerryKing: but in the states, if i have time, i try to meet with people i deal with
Nokturnel Tom: i saw you guys 16 times before R.I.B.
KerryKing: caging seems to be the same all over
KerryKing: pretty much similiar
KerryKing: with everyone
Nokturnel Tom: COOL GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING
PHFaust: Brian Potter your turn
KerryKing: thanks man
BrianPotter: Kerry...thanks for the tickets in Chicago. Sorry I had to say I was Kevin! If your mad....kill Kevin. Im on the phone with him now....he says your the metal god! Im more into Barry Manilow......and Kev says you aint nothin but a chicken wing compared to Barry! Crotalus is the work of the Devil!!!
KerryKing: hail satan
KerryKing: i’ll kill kevin later
jeffb: see ... another Barry Manilow reference...
KLG: run kevin run!
PHFaust: BTHacker your turn
bthacker: Who did you get your first animal from? And what was it?
KerryKing: it was a colombian boa that i picked up in a pet store
bthacker: which store?
KerryKing: but looking back, it seems i had an eye, because the pics of it are pretty exceptional
KerryKing: don’t remember which store
PHFaust: Big Bad Jeff B the owner of the site and the man responsible for letting me invite Kerry tonight your question
KerryKing: no prob
jeffb: If you had a choice between winning a grammy or hatching out some screaming retics, which would you chose. And how did you like your first guest chat?
KarlBuckler: Kerry, How big is your snake collection?
Basilisks: Have u ever owned any lizards and if you did what where they? Who cares for yours snakes whan your on the road?
KerryKing: i would have to say retics, we were nominated 2 years ago and lost and it really wasn’t a big deal
KerryKing: the chat has been great, i’ll do it again!
giantkeeper: See ya in 06’....SLAYER RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
PHFaust: Miatchguy your turn
KerryKing: thanks for all the slayer support all
miatchguy: Do you ever take your reptiles on the road and have you ever thought about involving them in some way in your shows? I would like to see that. Also, will a new album be out before the ’06 tour?
shobia: do you ever had "normal" pets?
KerryKing: no, snakes don’t like tour buses
KerryKing: new album later this year
miatchguy: Have you all come up with a title yet?
PHFaust: 4sztring your turn
FourStrings88: Kerry, what did you keep them in do you have one room? and where and did any of the other guys not like them or were bothered by them? And do you ever get any free stuff lol? And what Herp shows have youve been to if so any in FL? and I know everyone is talkign about snakes but do you keep any lizards or plan to or wanan?
KerryKing: no title yet
mist_stoock_nr: do you have a BRB?
lshornsby_nr: how big is your collection
KerryKing: one room right now for snakes
KerryKing: i went to the orlando show in 91
joe_nr: here in NY we had a new law passed jan 1 banning large constrictors. what are your thoughts on that? www.averagefilms.com
KerryKing: now primarily CAshows
KerryKing: i don’t get free stuff, you giving?
PHFaust: Basiilisks your turn
FourStrings88: and what about lizards?
FourStrings88: u like em?
KerryKing: no plans for lizards right now
KerryKing: love tegus
crotalinae_3_nr: joe sometimes people dont know how to handle large constrictors.. not a bad idea really
PHFaust: Basilisk going twice
joe_nr: thats what i thought
crotalinae_3_nr: i see too many people buy these animals and NOT know how to care for them... buy them for the cool factor
PHGinger: sorry - give bas another sec
joe_nr: i take in rescues and dont have room for large snakes and there are many who need homes
Basilisks: hace u owned any lizards??? and who cared for yout snakes whan your on the road
KerryKing: i’ve had blue and red tegus
KerryKing: my wife takes care of the animals if she isn’t on the road with me
Basilisks: i just got a red tegu
KerryKing: and our best friend in the whole wide world, Todd Dyer
KerryKing: he helps us out
PHFaust: Cody your turn
Crazycodykadunk: Do u work with anacondas? and do u plan on comeing to jersey? i could show u my conda army im makeing
KerryKing: no, i don’t have any condas
KerryKing: anaconda army could essentially take over the world- good luck!!!
KerryKing: taking over the world is cool
shobia: do you have normal pets?
crotalinae_3_nr: i see way too many animals abused and abandoned
CynopsPogona14: wow! lossa ppl in here 2nite!
PHFlame: Thank you for coming to chat this evening. There are already too many questions in the queue to answer in the time available. Feel free to stay and listen, though. Please do not type openly in the chat room. Thanks again for coming.
PHFaust: Simbo you still here? your turn
Simbo: Did Lloyd Lemke originally import your line of S. Brazilian boas? Also, thank you for taking the time to come on here tonight and sharing your wisdom!
KerryKing: thanks, it’s been fun to be here, i’ll be back i don’t know where lloyd got those. but, by looking at them there was no question what they were
Simbo: I believe he imported them himself....
Simbo: Will you be putting any pics of them on your website?
KerryKing: i plan on having a snake site maybe next year
KerryKing: i’ll put old pics up
Simbo: Thank you... I look forward to seeing them.
PHFaust: Kerry, from a HUGE Slayer fan and well a snake fan as well I want to thank you on behalf of kingsnake, Jeff B, and myself for coming this evening... Gang to learn more about Kerry, visit www.kfkindustries.com.... Kerry thanks again...
KerryKing: maybe we’ll post some new stuff on kingsnake soon, look for em
KerryKing: your welcome
Simbo: Thank you Kerry.
jeffb: Thanks Kerry!
toxicman_nr: any body wanna talk about savvanh monitors?
HadesBP18: indeed, thanks Kerry
Heterodon62: What is the name of your web site?....thanks man
KerryKing: thanks everyone! for the support as well with slayer
King’s the man