As we reported last night (May 30), drummer Dave Lombardo is no longer a member of Slayer. The band has been experiencing some serious turmoil this year, both before and after the tragic death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In Lombardo's first public response since Slayer announced that Paul Bostaph has taken Lombardo's place on the drum throne, the Slayer founding member has tweeted out his feelings on the sudden split.
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Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo continues to mourn his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman with a new post on the percussionist's personal Facebook page. Lombardo shared a picture of Hanneman and himself from "around 1982" while regaling fans with a backstory on the punk rock roots shared between Hanneman and himself.
Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was recently dismissed from the band's current Australian tour due to a financial dispute shortly before the thrash legends were set to take off into the Southern Hemisphere. There has been much debate regarding the true inner workings of the dispute, but regardless, Lombardo has taken to his personal Facebook fan page to thank his loyal followers.
Slayer have been playing as part of Australia's traveling Soundwave Festival with a different drummer behind the kit. Jon Dette, who has performed with Slayer in the past, agreed to fill in after a financial dispute involving Dave Lombardo led to his current ouster from the band. Guitarist Kerry King told Soundwave TV that it was frontman Tom Araya who first pointed out that trouble was brewing.
Drummer Jon Dette's name has been surfacing a lot more in the news lately as he's landed a pair of high profile fill-in gigs for Anthrax and Slayer, two acts he's played with previously. Dette recently spoke with 'The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show' at the NAMM Convention (video below) just weeks before his offers to join Anthrax and Slayer for dates became wide public knowledge.
Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band's business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine's Day, Lombardo was notified by the band's lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer's upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly cold, and Lombardo has detailed the sudden decision in an official statement.
There isn't much middle ground that thrash legends Slayer share with Mexican mariachi bands, which is why this next video is incredible. Not only did Los Angeles-based metal-meets-mariachi band Metalachi perform an insanely weird version of Slayer's 'Raining Blood,' but they did it with the one and only Dave Lombardo behind the drum kit.
Details for the third edition of Slaughter by the Water have just been released to eager metal fans. Taking place on Aug. 25, Slaughter by the Water 3 will be held on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier docked in Alameda, Calif., and will feature Absu, Autopsy, Impaled, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo's side project Philm + many more.
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