ARTISTdirect.com: What topics do "Chasing Death" and "Implode" tackle?
Kerry King: For "Chasing Death", as you get older, you're friends start dropping. You're having that new sensation. My guitar tech Armand "Butts" Crump III died earlier this year, and he was 35-years-old. Those are the tough ones. Nobody expects a healthy person to just kick off at 35. It's the idea of dealing with this because that didn't happen when we were all 20. It's talking about stuff like that. "Chasing Death" is not directly related to any of my friends dying. It's like people who drink too much. They don't help themselves out so they're chasing death.
ARTISTdirect.com: Your lyrics and guitars always entwine interestingly.
Kerry King: The beginning of "Implode" definitely does that. It starts off with a super heavy riff. The first verse is in that riff, and the song takes off.
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