Bostaph craved Slayer return

Slayer sticksman Paul Bostaph says he rejoined the band for the third time as he missed the experience of playing with Kerry King and co.

He replaced original drummer Dave Lombardo again in 2013 and appears on Slayer’s 11th album Repentless, which is due out in September.

And asked why he decided to get back behind the kit with the band, Bostaph reports that Slayer is the only group that gives him the drive he needs to play at his best.

He tells “Slayer appeals to me on a physical level, on a musical level. I crave the sweat. I wanna feel that when it’s all done, there’s nothing left in the tank. That’s what Slayer is all about.

“I missed it. I love this style of music. I played with some other great bands but this particular band and the way we perform together is relentless.”

He says the energy the band creates with their audience is like a “jolt of power” adding: “It elevates me; it elevates our playing and the audience’s response. It’s a lot like surfing, waiting for the perfect wave. It’s a blast.”

Last month the band issued a stream of the album’s title track and are currently on tour across North America. They return to Europe in October and play seven dates in the UK in November.

Repentless tracklist

  1. Delusions Of Saviour 2. Repentless 3. Take Control 4. Vices 5. Cast The First Stone 6. When The Stillness Comes 7. Chasing Death 8. Implode 9. Piano Wire 10. Atrocity Vendor 11. You Against You 12. Pride In Prejudice

Slayer 2015 tour dates

Jul 03: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ

Jul 04: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, AZ

Jul 05: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO

Jul 07: Council Bluffs Harrah’s, IA

Jul 08: Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom, WI

Jul 10: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN

Jul 11: Detroit DTE Energy Music Center, IN

Jul 12: Chicago First Midwest Amphitheatre, IL

Jul 15: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON

Jul 17: Pennsauken Susquehanna Bank Arts, NJ

Jul 18: Pittsburgh First Niagara, PA

Jul 19: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT

Jul 21: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ

Jul 24: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA

Jul 25: Winthrop Xfinity Center, MA

Jul 26: Wantagh Nikon Theatre At Jones Beach, NY

Jul 29: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood, GA

Jul 31: San Antonio White Water Amphitheatre, TX

Aug 01: Houston Cynthia Woods Pavilion, TX

Aug 02: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX

Oct 25: Tilburg, Netherlands

Oct 26: Paris Le Zenith, France

Nov 05: Milan Alcatraz, Italy

Nov 07: Vienna Gasometer, Austria

Nov 08: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany

Nov 10: Munich Kulturhalle, Germany

Nov 12: Berlin C-Halle, Germany

Nov 13: Berlin C-Halle, Germany

Nov 15: Ludwigsburg MHP Arena, Germany

Nov 16: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany

Nov 17: Brussels AB Hall, Belgium

Nov 19: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg

Nov 21: Newport Centre, UK

Nov 22: Plymouth Pavilions, UK

Nov 24: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK

Nov 25: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK

Nov 26: Vienna Gasometer, Austria

Nov 27: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK

Nov 28: Leeds O2 Academy, UK

Nov 30: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK

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