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SLAYER Featuring JON DETTE, GARY HOLT: Brisbane Concert Footage Available
- Feb. 24, 2013
California thrash metal veterans SLAYER performed with only two original members on stage for the first time ever on Saturday (February 23) at the opening show of this year's Soundwave festival in Brisbane, Australia.
SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo is sitting out the band's current tour due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group, while guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still recovering from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease which he is believed to have gotten from a spider bite. Filling in for them are returning member Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX) and Gary Holt (EXODUS), respectively.
SLAYER's setlist for the Brisbane show was as follows:
01. Disciple 02. Die By The Sword 03. War Ensemble 04. Chemical Warfare 05. Altar Of Sacrifice 06. Jesus Saves 07. Mandatory Suicide 08. Seasons In The Abyss 09. Dead Skin Mask 10. Angel of Death 11. South of Heaven 12. Raining Blood
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
In an interview with Soundwave TV conducted on Saturday, SLAYER frontman Tom Araya stated about performing with Dette again: "He actually played in the band [in the late 1990s] for, like, three years. It's gonna be good. He's matured and I'm sure he's gotten much better on the drums. It'll be exciting, and I think that's just gonna pump everything up even more. I can tell you this: Jon's gonna have a lot of energy. He's known to play very fast, and he's gotten better at that."
Prior to joining SLAYER, Dette appeared on TESTAMENT's "Live At The Fillmore" album, which came out in 1995.
Dette is currently also playing with ANTHRAX as a temporary replacement for the band's longtime drummer Charlie Benante, who "is dealing with personal issues right now and can't leave" the U.S., according to ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian.
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