It's been a few years, but drummer Paul Bostaph is back behind the kit for Slayer and will get to show off his chops with the band on their summer tour. Bostaph was recently named a full-time replacement after the group decided to move forward without Dave Lombardo following a contractual dispute earlier this year. In his first interview since rejoining the band, Bostaph spoke with Nikki Blakk of San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone about his return and he also shared memories of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
The past few months have been a tumultuous time for Slayer, as the band went their separate ways with drummer Dave Lombardo and mourned the loss of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Now, the thrash metal veterans have announced that drummer Paul Bostaph has replaced Lombardo on a full-time basis.
Since drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to play drums for Testament during the recording of their upcoming album 'The Dark Roots of the Earth,' the band recruited Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, Dethklok, ex-Strapping Young Lad) to play on the record. Hoglan also filled in for a number of dates on Testament's recent tour with Anthrax. Now, Testament frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed that Bostaph has left the band to play with the new group BlackGates.