Slayer frontman TOM ARAYA is considering retirement - because he wants to spend more time with his young family.
Araya, 48, joined the rockers in 1981 and has devoted most of his adult life to touring and making records with the band.
The musician insists he would love to spend more time at home and admits Slayer's future is still uncertain.
He says, "We don't know yet (whether the band will continue). I know this much: being away from your family so much doesn't get any easier. I've been married for 15 years. I have a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son and I want to make up for the all the time I wasn't there. I have nieces and nephews I've barely seen. This life demands so much of you, personally and physically. I honestly don't know how I did the first 15 years of Slayer."