“Slayer confirms that Jon Dette (Testament) will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon.
“The band was unable to reach an agreement on these new demands in the short amount of time available prior to leaving for Australia. There is more to the account than what Mr. Lombardo has offered, but out of respect to him, Slayer will not be commenting further. Slayer is grateful to its Australian fans for their understanding of this unfortunate last-minute change, and very much looks forward to seeing them at these shows.”
Right then. Sonisphere Festival day two: let's do this. Iron Maiden, BABYMETAL, Frank Turner, Deftones, Slayer and a load more awesome bands? They'll all be appearing on this page over the course of the day. Sweet.
Before you go anywhere though, you'll need stage times: Saturday | Sunday
In RS196, we look forward to the year ahead with We Are Harlot, Tonight Alive, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low and so, SO many flipping great bands. PLUS you'll get a buttload of Green Day and Blink-182 posters, and a mega, mega massive double-sided Pierce The Veil / Sleeping With Sirens poster to stick on your walls!