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Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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Kerry King on Next Slayer Album: I Can’t Pretend To Be Jeff Hanneman

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Since the untimely death of Slayer guitar legend Jeff Hanneman, fans have been questioning whether or not the band would be able to continue on. As the main songwriter of the pioneering thrash act, Hanneman left a massive hole in Slayer, but fellow guitarist Kerry King is determined to make it work, already having penned an album's worth of material and feeling "more prepared than I've been before any record."

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Dave Lombardo ‘Got Some Bad Advice’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

As Slayer do press during their current North American tour, one subject that has been coming up often is the circumstances behind former drummer Dave Lombardo's departure from the band.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Talks Touring, New Album Progress, Jeff Hanneman + More

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Slayer's iconic axeman Kerry King was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the band's current tour, moving forward

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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Slayer’s Kerry King on Relationship with Jeff Hanneman: I Don’t Think We Were Ever Best Friends

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Since the shocking death of Slayer guitar god Jeff Hanneman, the relationship between Hanneman and fellow Slayer shredder his bandmates has been placed under the world's most public microscope. The trend is likely to continue for some time, detailed in even greater length by an upcoming Guitar World interview with Slayer axeman Kerry King, who admits that Hanneman hadn't been speaking to one another during the late guitarist's battle with necrotizing fasciitis.

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Kerry King Issues Message to Fans on International Slayer Day

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Today, June 6, is one to celebrate in the metal community. Back on 6/6/06 the first International Day of Slayer was celebrated, and now, the heavy metal holiday rings in its seventh year anniversary and continues to be a cause for metal fans to unite.

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Recalls Fun Times With Jeff Hanneman at Memorial Celebration

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

While several of the speakers got emotional and tears were shed at Thursday's Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Slayer guitarist Kerry King chose to keep things light and upbeat while remembering his late bandmate. King used his time onstage to share several fun stories from his history with Hanneman that showed the guitarist's spirit and good nature.

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Kerry King Okay With Gary Holt Playing With Slayer Forever If Jeff Hanneman Never Returns

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The inner workings of legendary thrash masters Slayer have been tumultuous within the past two years. Along with drummer Dave Lombardo being dismissed from Slayer's 2013 Australian tour dates, guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been recovering from a severe case of necrotising fasciitis due to a spider bite, with Exodus shredder Gary Holt having filled in for Hanneman during his absence

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Slayer’s Kerry King Offers Some Background Behind ‘Unfortunate’ Ouster of Dave Lombardo

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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