Slayer trennen sich von Drummer Dave Lombardo

21. Februar 2013 3
Slayer trennen sich von Drummer Dave Lombardo

Wie soeben bekannt wurde ist Dave Lombardo nicht mehr länger Drummer von Slayer. Grund für die Trennung ist nach eigener Aussage des Schlagzeugers ist eine Meinungsverschiedenheit was geschäftlichen Belange der Band betrifft. Lombardo beklagte die bestehenden Verträge mit dem Management, da es nach seinen Angaben einige Unklarheiten gäbe. Auch würde das Management wohl zu hohe Kosten verursachen.

Kerry King teilte ihm daraufhin mit, das die Band an den bestehenden Verträgen nichts ändern wolle und man sich, wenn es darauf ankomme, einen neuen Drummer suchen würde. Dieser Fall sei nun wohl eingetreten. Mit John Dette hat Slayer bereits einen Ersatz für Lombardo gefunden.

Für Lombardo ist es das dritte Mal, dass er nicht als Mitglied der Band gelistet wird. Nach einer einjährigen Pause von 1986 bis 1987, legte er auch von 1992 bis 2002 eine Slayer-Pause ein.

Offizielles Statement

“I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.
So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.
Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.
I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.
Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.
I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.
 Dave Lombardo”


  1. Carsten A. Waters 21. Februar 2013 um 14:22 Uhr - Reply

    Schon wieder…? Schade. Dave rockt.

  2. Sven Affeld 21. Februar 2013 um 15:06 Uhr - Reply

    dazu fällt mir jetzt ja was komisches ein….so zum 20 jährigen Jubiläum…

  3. Carsten A. Waters 21. Februar 2013 um 15:14 Uhr - Reply

    Voodoocult Reunion 2014? Killer Patrol, Metallized Kids, Jesus Killing Machine, Hellatio, Albert Is A Headbanger… why not?! 🙂

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