Slayer - Drummer Officially Replaced

2013 has certainly been a rough year for Slayer. It began with Dave Lombardo being kicked off the band's Australian tour, with Kerry King and Tom Araya electing to replace him with Jon Dette for future shows. Mere weeks ago, we learned of Jeff Hanneman's tragic death. They say that bad things come in threes, and now the drummer issues have come to a head.

Slayer announced on their Facebook page that Dave Lombardo is officially being replaced. Paul Bostaph, a veteran of the band, and alumnus of Forbidden, Testament, and Exodus, will take Lombardo's place for the second time in his career. For ten years, from 1992 to 2001, Bostaph served as Slayer's drummer and recorded four albums with them: Divine Intervention, Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus In Musica, and God Hates Us All. He adds that he is "very excited to be rejoining Slayer," and it "feels like coming home."

In their statement, the band added that Gary Holt of Exodus will continue to fill in for the late Jeff Hanneman on their upcoming tour.

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Posted: 31.05.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS

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01.06.2013 - 04:34
Mmm well i like his work with 90's slayer and forbidden. Is a good replacement for dave, but what about jeff's replacement?
More metal. More power.
01.06.2013 - 09:20
Yes! Paul is back! if him n gary were to make an album with tom and king I think it b the shit n exactly the breath of fresh air slayer needs
01.06.2013 - 16:08
Au Pays Natal
I am not a fan of the band but after reading all the news about them lately I can only think of one of my favorite quotes/moments from the LOTR movies:

"How did it come to this?"
01.06.2013 - 16:48
The Galactican
Slayer feels more like Slayer with Lombardo, period. That said, I'm not sure how much that really matters anymore now that Jeff is gone.

More power to Bostaph; the guy is an amazing drummer (I love God Hates Us All, in spite of the haters), but I'm finding it pretty irrelevant who drums at this point. The Slayer I grew up is a thing of the past.
02.06.2013 - 14:57
John Shock
Don't blame them, they have to turn around somewhere...and this as that turning point...i'm curious to see and listen from this point further...
03.06.2013 - 15:55
I will always love Slayer, but Man, No Hanneman, No Lombardo. i dont know.
03.06.2013 - 19:40
Dr. Igore
Araya - King - Holt - Bostaph...
It doesn´t seen to be a kindergarden band at all....
04.06.2013 - 14:38
Coconut Racecar
As with 90% of the bands I enjoy, I'm open to the idea of evolution. Maybe they won't be as awesome as we remember them, but that doesn't mean any of the music they released before these happenings are suddenly going to suck. They'll always be one of, if not THE prime metal band. No Hanneman and no Lombardo does sound bad but... If their future work isn't what we enjoy, we always have Reign In Blood and Seasons In The Abyss.
To be totally honest... God Hates Us All is probably my favorite album of theirs anyway so.. Like I said, open to the idea of evolution.
08.06.2013 - 15:52
R.I.P Slayer...:cry:
BELIEVE NOTHING, no matter where you read it or who has said it, unless it agrees whit your own reason and your own common sense...
28.07.2013 - 08:14
Holt is a killer guitarist and IMO just as good as Hanneman (and Jeff was all-time awesome). Bostaph is a great drummer and just as good as Lombardo overall. Slayer can still kick ass and I hope they keep making records. God Hates Us All, Christ Illusion and World Painted Blood were all excellent albums. I expect their next record to be just as good.

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