California thrash metal veterans SLAYER were honored with the “Kerrang! Legend Award” at this year’s Kerrang! Awards, which was held last night (Thursday, June 13) at London, England’s Troxy Club. The award was accepted by SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who gave a short speech, saying: “Before SLAYER, I would go to the mom-and-pop stores — that’s what we had back then; we didn’t have the Internet — and I got one of the, probably first five Kerrang!s ever, and I still have it today.”
He continued: “In a day of dying magazines, Kerrang! still exists. I’ve got all those ones from way back when, I’ve got all the ones SLAYER was in. And that’s pretty cool; you can’t really say that anymore.
“But anyway, thanks to Kerrang! again.
“SLAYER is alive and strong, and we will see you on the road.”
Video highlights from last night’s event, including Kerry’s speech, can be seen below.