Slayer Has Announced Their New Drummer

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Thrash metal titans Slayer have welcomed previous drummer Paul Bostaph back into their group. This follows the public split between the band and drummer Dave Lombardo as well as the passing of original guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Bostaph appeared on four Slayer recordings: 1994′s Divine Intervention, 1996′s Undisputed Attitude, 1998′s Diabolus In Musica,and 2001′s God Hates Us All.

Bassist/vocalist Tom Araya states, “Paul’s a great drummer and a good friend, and we’re very happy that he’s decided to rejoin the band. We’re still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don’t want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward…having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier.

Bostaph adds, “I’m very excited to be rejoining Slayer. We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home.

Slayer will be touring Europe and South America throughout the summer. All tour dates are below.

JUNE
4 Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland
6 Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland
7 Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland
8 Sonisphere France, Amneville, France
10-11 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
12 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
14 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
15 Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy
17 Antlantico, Rome, Italy
18 Obihall, Florence, Italy
19 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
21 Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany
22 See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria
23 Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia
25 Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz
26 Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
27 With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany
29 Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey

JULY
1 Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece

AUGUST
2 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain
6 Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
7 Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden
9 Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland
10 Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
11 Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK
15 Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium
16 Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland
17 Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany
18 X Rockfest, Herford, Germany

SEPTEMBER
17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
20 Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
22 Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
24 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil
27 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay

OCTOBER
2 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile

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