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Paul Bostaph Returns to Slayer

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Paul Bostaph has rejoined Slayer on a full-time basis. Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4th 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.
 
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 Rocktober. (see below).
 
Bostaph was Slayer’s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four record 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 2013 international touring schedule is as follows:
 
June:
 
4 Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland
 6 Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland
 7 Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland
 8 Sonisphere France, Amneville, France
 10-11 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
 12 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
 14 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
 15 Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy
 17 Antlantico, Rome, Italy
 18 Obihall, Florence, Italy
 19 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
 21 Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany
 22 See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria
 23 Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia
 25 Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz
 26 Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
 27 With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany
 29 Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey
 
July:
 1 Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece
 
August:
 
2 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain
 6 Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
 7 Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden
 9 Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland
 10 Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
 11 Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK
 15 Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium
 16 Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland
 17 Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany
 18 X Rockfest, Herford, Germany
 
September:
 
17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
 20 Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 22 Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
 24 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil
 27 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 29 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay
 
Rocktober
 
2 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile