Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s June 23 concert at Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. World Painted Blood
02. Hallowed Point
03. War Ensemble
04. Hate Worldwide
05. At Dawn They Sleep
08. Mandatory Suicide
09. Chemical Warfare
10. The Antichrist
11. Die By The Sword
13. Altar Of Sacrifice
14. Jesus Saves
16. Seasons In The Abyss
17. Hell Awaits
18. Dead Skin Mask
19. Raining Blood
20. South Of Heaven
21. Angel Of Death
It was announced on May 30 by SLAYER‘s Tom Araya (bass, vocals) andKerry King (guitar) that Paul Bostaph would be behind the drum kit for the first leg of the band’s 2013 international tour. EXODUS‘ Gary Holt is continuing to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died on May 2 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.
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 Grammynomination 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 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 October.
“Paul‘s a great drummer and a good friend, and we’re very happy that he’s decided to rejoin the band,” said Araya. “We’re still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don’t want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward… Having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier.”
Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s recent Australian tour due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).
HIPNOSIS guitarist/vocalist Giovany Milhet spoke to Miami New Timesabout the Cuban heavy metal band’s decision to request political asylum after arriving in Miami last Monday morning (July 22).
According to Milhet, he and his bandmates declared political asylum as they were waiting in line with the representative from the Cuban government that was traveling with them.
“It was a very difficult thing [requesting asylum],” Milhet said. “We didn’t expect things to happen the way they did. We made the decision because the girl [from the Cuban government] who came with us was very uncomfortable. When we arrived at the airport in Miami, she told us: ‘You can’t go out of the airport, or the police will arrest you.’
“What the fuck, man? She tried to put all of us in fear,” Milhet said. “You’d have to be stupid to believe that.”