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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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Slayer’s Fall 2013 North American tour kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, AK. Opening bands will be Gojira and 4ARM. The current lineup of Slayer is vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman.

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Performances by Iron Maiden and Slayer on Sunday, September 22nd at the ongoing Rock In Rio Festival will stream live via the player below. In addition, the live stream will also broadcast Avenged Sevenfold’s set. The schedule is: Slayer – 8:30pm EST Avenged Sevenfold – 10:10pm EST Iron Maiden – 12:05am EST (Sept 23) To view the festival this coming Sunday, bookmark this page and check back in then:

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Tennille Secomb of Australia’s Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the artwork for BEHEMOTH‘s new album, “The Satanist”, which will contain Nergal‘s own blood blended into a painting by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas to give it “a more organic feel”:

Nergal: “I wanted to incorporate some of my DNA into the art. This album seems to be so defining of who we are now as people and as individuals, and considering all the instances in recent years, [we wanted] to make it more ‘ours’ than it is usually.

“[The cover is] very arty; it’s very artistic and it really has no heavy metal clichés in it. Expect something very special and spectacular, and deeper than all of the other products that are in the market.”

On producer Colin Richardson quitting “The Satanist” mixing process afer four weeks following creative differences and being replaced by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, HATEBREED, CHILDREN OF BODOM):

Nergal: “We just couldn’t agree [with Colin] on certain concepts and visions of what the record should sound like. [Colin] did a great job actually — but Matt was always supposed to be the main mixing guy for the record. Within a week or two weeks with Matt, I had the whole record mixed and believe me, it’s the best-sounding BEHEMOTH record for sure. It’s very organic, it’s very different — I love it.”

On being diagnosed with and overcoming leukaemia in 2010:

Nergal: “I have always been ahead of others, so to speak. I’m very much into hard work and being motivated, and I’m more than ever like that. It’s the conscience that life is just a temporary thing — it has taught me to appreciate life more than anything else, you know. I am a fucking life-worshipping motherfucker.

“All of the so-called negatives that have happened in my life recently — I turn them into positives and advantages. This album pretty much just wrote itself [because] we just went with what naturally came out from our systems — we clean out all the filth and dirt, and it just materializes in song structures. Usually we try to force ourselves to cross certain boundaries and certain limitations. But unlike all the other albums, with ‘The Satanist’, we stopped doing that.”

On “The Satanist” album title:

Nergal: “One of the reasons I thought it was the perfect title for a BEHEMOTH record is because I am tired of talking. It’s more than enough what you see and what you hear, really. Let people contemplate and come up with their own interpretations. Fuck your brain a bit and stimulate it.”

Read the entire interview at Heavy magazine.

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Dez Fafara of Devildriver picks his favorite music videos, including choice cuts from Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Slayer, MC5 and Kiss. Attention FiX fans: The FiX will no longer be made available as a downloadable podcast. This is due to growing licensing restrictions for music videos. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will make a special appearance at this year’s Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. King will be on hand for autographs and photo ops on Sunday, October 20 at The Stampede BMO Centre from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

Organizer Steve Peace says this is the debut of a new attraction at the show which will bring true metal icons to the last day of every Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival.

For more information, go to this location.

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Can't every week be a four-day work week? I mean, seriously! This week was pretty eventful. Here are the most visited pages of the week: NICOLAS CAGE Loves DARKTHRONE and SATYRICON According To His Son SLAYER, GOJIRA, 4ARM Announce More Dates For Fall 2013 Tour NECROPHOBIC Frontman In Jail For Domestic Abuse Of Wife And …

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Can't every week be a four-day work week? I mean, seriously! This week was pretty eventful. Here are the most visited pages of the week: NICOLAS CAGE Loves DARKTHRONE and SATYRICON According To His Son SLAYER, GOJIRA, 4ARM Announce More Dates For Fall 2013 Tour NECROPHOBIC Frontman In Jail For Domestic Abuse Of Wife And …

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Yesterday, dates leaked for Slayer's fall North American tour with Gojira and 4arm in October. Later in the day, we got an official press release from Slayer about the tour. There was one line in particular that stood out to me:   While still recovering from the devastating loss of [guitarist Jeff] Hanneman, [frontman Tom] Araya and …

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Thrash giants to hit North America for the first time in two years, tour will feature Gojira and 4arm.

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