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PAUL BOSTAPH Officially Rejoins SLAYER

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 7:41 AM


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Tom Araya and Kerry King of SLAYER have announced that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. Bostaph will rejoin the band 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 late guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

SLAYER's 2013 itinerary will have the band playing 35 dates that will include headline shows as well as a number of major summer festivals in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America between June and October. The complete itinerary is below.

"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 previously SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band - the Gold certified Divine Intervention (1994), the 1996 punk covers album Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus in Musica, (1998), God Hates Us All (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance," as well as the DVD War at the Warfield (2001), also certified Gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.

SLAYER's scheduled tour dates:

  • 6.4 Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland
  • 6.6 Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland
  • 6.7 Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland
  • 6.8 Sonisphere France, Amneville, France
  • 6.10-11 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 6.12 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
  • 6.14 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • 6.15 Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy
  • 6.17 Antlantico, Rome, Italy
  • 6.18 Obihall, Florence, Italy
  • 6.19 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
  • 6.21 Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany
  • 6.22 See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria
  • 6.23 Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 6.25 Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz
  • 6.26 Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
  • 6.27 With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany
  • 6.29 Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 7.1 Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece
  • 8.2 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain
  • 8.6 Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 8.7 Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 8.9 Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland
  • 8.10 Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
  • 8.11 Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK
  • 8.15 Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium
  • 8.16 Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland
  • 8.17 Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany
  • 8.18 X Rockfest, Herford, Germany
  • 9.17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 9.20 Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil 22 Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • 9.24 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil
  • 9.27 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 9.29 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • 10.2 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile


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