Adrian Erlandsson: "Up yours, Mr. King" Metal drummer responds to Slayer guitarist's insults Swedish metal drummer Adrian Erlandsson has posted a photo on his Lockerz account of a bent bass drum beater along with the caption 'Up yours, Mr. King, soft hitters don't bend bass drum beaters!', probably responding to Kerry King's rude comment from yea Swedish metal drummer Adrian Erlandsson has posted a photo on his Lockerz account of a bent bass drum beater along with the caption:

"Up yours, Mr. King, soft hitters don't bend bass drum beaters!"

Most probably Adrian was amused about the bent drum beater, wanted to tweet about it for a laugh and then remembered Slayer guitarist Kerry King's rude comment from years back.

In 2002 Kerry King nonchalantly insulted Adrian Erlandsson during an interview with Sweden's Close-Up Magazine. The guitarist was asked about Slayer's then-uncertain drummer situation and whether or not their search for a new drummer would span Sweden. Kerry responded by saying:

"I haven't seen a lot, but the only thing I've seen is a lot of soft hitters. Like the guy in Cradle of Filth [Adrian Erlandsson], who used to play in The Haunted. He hits like a fag! He hits everything, but he hits like a fag. This is Slayer; people expect more."

Watch drum-cam footage of Adrian Erlandsson's performance with At the Gate the Tuska open-air metal festival at Suvilahti in Helsinki, Finland earlier this year and see for yourself how Adrian hits the skins:

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