Dave Lombardo Out, Paul Bostaph Back In Slayer

Paul Bostaph

Slayer’s Tom Araya and Kerry King have announced that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis.

“Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman,” says a presser.

So that means Dave Lombardo is out of the band, simply for asking about financials.

Slayer’s pissing me off more and more lately.

“Paul’s a great drummer and a good friend, and we’re very happy that he’s decided to rejoin the band,” said Tom Araya. “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.”

“I’m very excited to be rejoining Slayer,” added Bostaph. “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.”

Bostaph was Slayer’s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band, including God Hates Us All.

In addition to Slayer, Bostaph has been a member of Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and Testament.

This band is now dead to me.

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