Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the song “Disciple” during the band’s August 8, 2017 concert at Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, California can be seen below.
Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band, rejoined SLAYER in 2013 after the group’s original drummer, Dave Lombardo, was effectively fired from the band due to a contract dispute with the other members of the veteran California-based thrash metal act.
In an interview with Fuse, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King stated about Bostaph: “Paul, I mean, he’s a machine. I don’t worry about him at all. He never would have been out of SLAYER if he didn’t quit twice. It was never over anything personal — he was always my friend — so it was very easy for him to come back and be a part again.”
Speaking to Loudwire about Bostaph‘s contributions to SLAYER‘s latest album, “Repentless”, King said: “I think it’s just making the unit whole, more than anything. Of course, Paul can play the shit out of the drums. I didn’t realize — and I don’t mean this in a detrimental way to Paul — I never realized Paul had so many niche SLAYER fans who are just Bostaph fans; I didn’t realize that, and a lot of people had mentioned that to me since Paul has been working on the record. And I think that’s great. I used to say ‘God Hates [Us All]’ was his ‘Reign In Blood’ — Bostaph‘s. The new one is his ‘Reign In Blood’. The new one’s… I would play any song live.”
“Repentless” debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 50,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 17, 2015.
The album was released on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
Back in January, SLAYER announced its “final world tour” via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed that the first leg of its last-ever North American run of dates will feature support from LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH and TESTAMENT.
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