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Video footage of former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo‘s March 3 masterclass at Music Academy International in Nancy, France can be seen below.

Lombardo sat out SLAYER‘s Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX). Dave has since been replaced in the band by Paul Bostaph, who was SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the group.

Lombardo released a statement in February 2013 revealing that he “discovered 90% of SLAYER‘s tour income was being deducted as expenses, including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my bandmates know, and Tom [Araya, bass/vocals] and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary backup documents.” He added: “I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a longform contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.”

In a November 2013 interview with Minneapolis City Pages, Araya stated about Lombardo: “Dave left the band originally in ’91 or ’92, After that, we brought in Jon Dette for two years and then we hooked up with Paul [Bostaph], who did four really great albums with us. Then he decided to move on. Our manager hooked us up with Dave again and when we were putting together [2006’s] ‘Christ Illusion’, Dave offered to help out. We wanted to make things fair for him, so we offered him a contract with the band. Most recently, we were offered to tour Australia. When we were rehearsing, he seemed to do a 180 and said some things that kind of upset me and Kerry [King, SLAYER guitarist]. Kerry just looked at him and said, ‘If you feel that way, then why are we even rehearsing for this tour?’ So we wrote him a letter and said, ‘Listen, we need to know if you’re going to do the shows in Australia. If you’re not, we need to do something about that.’ We didn’t get a reply. We were put in a position where we had to do something, so we got Jon Dette to play with us again. After what happened with the Australia tour, we made the decision to move forward and make him aware that we no longer needed his services. He was really upset about that. He wrote a rant on Facebook. He said some things that he shouldn’t have. It really upset us. And it upset me. I was fuming. I couldn’t believe that he would throw that out in the court of public opinion. After that, Jeff [Hanneman, deceased SLAYER guitarist], me and Kerry all got on the phone and talked about it. And Paul‘s name came up. It was a sure thing with Paul. He’d been in the band for over 12 years. So we gave him a call to see if he was interested and he was more than happy to. It was a no-brainer. He’s an amazing drummer.”

During an appearance on “The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!” podcast, Kerry King stated about SLAYER‘s latest split with Lombardo: “When Dave was in [the band] this last time, I figured I’d be on the stage with him until one of us fell off the stage, dead. Things change. He got some bad advice and listened to some bad advice, gave us an ultimatum ten days before we went to Australia [to do the Soundwave festival tour]. And I said, ‘I can’t have this over my head.’ And I feel bad for Dave to this day; I really feel bad for him because he shot himself in the foot. Maybe he thought he had the upper hand, but you ain’t gonna get me…. Before I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to do for Australia.”

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Congratulations are in order for MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain, who just married his Australian girlfriend Belle. The couple live in Alameda, California.

This is the second marriage for McClain, a former member of Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH who joined MACHINE HEAD in 1995 following the departure of Chris Kontos.

In a January 2012 interview with Examiner.com, McClain stated about the touring life: “Personally, I love it. It’s been part of my life for 21 years now, so I love pretty much everything about being out [on the road]. Doing shows, hanging out and doing our thing and doing what we love, it’s a good life.”

He continued: “When I’m stuck at home for some time, that’s when I start feeling a little caged up or something, but not really being in the studio. As long as we’re doing something band-related… I used to kind of just learn to like everything about it. It’s cool if you’re recording, just soak everything in and get back on the road. And that’s when the fun begins.”

MACHINE HEAD will enter the studio later this year to begin recording the follow-up to 2011’s “Unto The Locust” for an early 2014 release.

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On August 25, Premier Guitar ‘s Chris Kies was on location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he caught up with PAPA ROACH‘s Jerry Horton and Tobin Esperance. The guys talked about condensing their rigs from arena-ready juggernaut stacks to carry-on-approved size. Horton spoke about collaborating with Schecter on his signature Solo 6, and Tobin explained why picks aren’t his thing. Check out the footage below.

As previously reported, former PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner reunited with the band at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento on September 14. Buckner took the stage at Discovery Park to perform “Last Resort” with his former bandmates.

After leaving the band in 2008 because of substance abuse issues, Dave filed a lawsuit claiming he had not received his fair share of the band’s gain. Despite the lawsuit, frontman Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio back in early 2009 that the legal issues did not affect his personal feelings toward Dave by explaining, “Legal is legal, we know, though it’s like a hint of a lawsuit is to disintegrate his business attribute with us, that is totally understandable. But as distant as like personal goes, I, we know, we wish no ill will on him.”

The band replaced Buckner with ex-UNWRITTEN LAW drummer Tony Palermo.

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Ex-PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner rejoined his former bandmates on stage on September 14 at the the Aftershock festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California to perform the song “Last Resort”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

PAPA ROACH was sued in 2008 by Buckner, who claimed that he had not been receiving his fair share of the group’s earnings and that he had not received a complete accounting from the group or its management. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse of Radio in early 2009 that the suit was being settled, and that his feelings about Buckner had not been affected by it. “Legal is legal, you know, but it’s like the essence of the lawsuit is to dissolve his business relationship with us, which is completely understandable,” he said. “But as far as like personal goes, I, you know, we wish no ill will on him.”

PAPA ROACH permanently split with Buckner at the beginning of 2008, following a year-long period in which he went to rehab twice. He was replaced by ex-UNWRITTEN LAW drummer Tony Palermo.

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Professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s September 22 performance at the Rock In Rio fesitval at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

SLAYER‘s first show in 25 years at the 3,700-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27. Tickets are on sale now. Go to Slayer.net for purchasing information.

These concerts are part of SLAYER‘s 25-date fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. SLAYERTom Araya on bass/vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates.

“Really looking forward to playing a full-blown headline set across North America,” said Kerry King. “Haven’t done that in a fuck of a long time — must be like seven years — so prepare for the assault of a SLAYER headline tour. We are!”

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

Bostaph was 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.

Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

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SLAYER‘s first show in 25 years at the 3,700-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27. Tickets are on sale now. Go to Slayer.net for purchasing information.

These concerts are part of SLAYER‘s 25-date fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. SLAYERTom Araya on bass/vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates.

“Really looking forward to playing a full-blown headline set across North America,” said Kerry King. “Haven’t done that in a fuck of a long time — must be like seven years — so prepare for the assault of a SLAYER headline tour. We are!”

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

Bostaph was 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.

Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

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Fan-filmed video footage of PHILM performing a brand new song called “Train” on August 10 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden can be seen below.

PHILM is the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR).

Stated Lombardo about “Train”: “The beat sounded like a steam engine or a powerful freight train. We decided to write a song around it.”

PHILM released its debut album, “Harmonic”, on May 15, 2012 via Ipecac Recordings.

“When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to SLAYER‘s sound,” explained Lombardo. “They couldn’t be more different. I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent of the drummers from the late ’60s that influenced me. Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as ‘rhythmic emotion.’ It’s almost like taking all the heavy songs of the ’60s and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today.”

Lombardo sat out SLAYER‘s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX). Dave has since been replaced in the band by Paul Bostaph, who was SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the group.

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Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans “an all-access pass” to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest episode, focusing on New York death metallers SUFFOCATION. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on April 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, can be seen below.

SUFFOCATION recruited John Gallagher (DYING FETUS) to handle lead vocals on a number of shows this spring. Gallagher filled in for SUFFOCATION‘s regular singer, Frank Mullen, who was unable to make the dates due to personal commitments.

“Pinnacle Of Bedlam”, the new album from SUFFOCATION, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 58. The CD was released on February 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland.

“Pinnacle Of Bedlam”sold 3,200 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 152 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Pinnacle Of Bedlam” was produced by the band at Full Force Studios in New York with longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the effort was handled by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

“Pinnacle Of Bedlam” features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who previously played on the “Despise The Sun” EP. Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded “Breeding The Spawn” track “Beginning Of Sorrow”.

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SEPULTURA drummer and Paiste cymbals artist Eloy Casagrande was interviewed at producer Ross Robinson‘s studio in Venice, California during recent recording sessions for the band’s forthcoming album, “The Mediator Between The Head and Hands Must Be The Heart”. You can now watch the chat below.

“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.

“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” track listing:

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama ao Caos (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover)

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, the CD, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

SEPULTURA recorded a total of 14 songs for the follow-up to 2011’s “Kairos”, including a cover version of DEATH‘s “Zombie Ritual”. The CD also features a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo.

In a recent interview with JacksonGuitars.com, guitarist Andreas Kisser stated about the direction of the new SEPULTURA album: “I write stuff all the time — riffs or ideas on an acoustic guitar. But we really started working on this album in February of this year, so it was pretty quick. We have Eloy Casagrande as our drummer, and he’s 22 years old. The guy’s a beast. One of the best drummers I’ve seen on the planet Earth. He has this metal blood that has so much energy and brings so many possibilities for riffs and stuff like that. It is a SEPULTURA album, but like every SEPULTURA album, there is something different. I think the main difference now is the drummer. It’s the first time we’ve worked in the studio with him. It’s been almost two years [since the last album], and it’s very exciting.”

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Slayer Mark 2013

According to an article on Blabbermouth, Tom Araya and Kerry King are looking to spend some time in the studio prior to their October US tour to begin work on a brand new Slayer album.

If true, it’d serve as the first steps towards a new Slayer album since the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo earlier this year and, most significantly, the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May.

Slayer played a somewhat sombre set at Bloodstock last month and are currently completed by Exodus axeman Gary Holt and drummer Paul Bostaph, who has spent a number of successful stints with the thrash titans already. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one…

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