Slayer Release Statement Regarding Split with Drummer Dave Lombardo

Slayer have released a statement about the news that they have parted with drummer Dave Lombardo, as reported earlier today.

“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.”


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  • MindFury

    Hmm, so who to believe?…….

  • Rylee Hallenius

    what a shame he’s an awesome drummer, at least now he has more time to work with philm

  • Sandra Caldwell

    This certainly sounds different than what Lombardo said, but I suppose that’s to be expected…and I thought us girls had drama issues.

  • Jarrett Lewis

    Dear Slayer

    Get your shit together. You’re not a business machine. You are a BAND.

    Thank you.


    A fan who has lost all respect.

  • Todd

    Call Paul Bostaph.

  • The Metalluminati

    “There is more to the account than what Mr. Lombardo has offered, but out of respect to him, Slayer will not be commenting further.”

    So, not a denial of Dave’s alluding to Kerry King screwing him out of money.

  • Vlad

    When a band talks to eacother through lawyers and official statements, its time to end it.

  • Robert Bruce Winans

    I more likely agree with Lombardo. The statement given by Slayer offers zero details to the contrary, and was definately composed by somebody with a legal degree.

  • Jeff Barber

    all four members of Metallislayer need to take a dose of MAN THE FUCK UP PUSSIES and deal with their shit. Either lombardo is a member of slayer or he isnt. there is no middle ground, and if he wasnt happy then deal with it in private and stop throwing shit at each other on facebook you fucking children!

  • Ronnie James Hendricks

    bring back celebrity death match and let Play dough sort it out

  • wayne stephenson

    I thought slayer was supposed to be the big 4 thrash band that wasn’t a sellout. Maybe they can get gene simmons to join the band. If you’re so badass, quit hiding behind the skirts of your lawyers

  • Pissed

    Fuck you ya pack of dogs


    Well I would not be interested on seeing half of Slayer in concert at all, it’s bad enough that Jeff has been absent as long as he has.

  • Choodoin

    so authentic… try releasing a statement through a PR firm, or your mother, or anyone but your lawyer.

  • Steve Anderson

    Penny anny schoolgirl bullshit! Our band splits equally no matter how new a member is! There is no “I” in band and it takes all of the members to get the job done! Kerry your a dick!

  • Sinsman

    Yea..Whatever..You SUCK!!

  • Ryan Gulino

    Like it or not, Slayer IS a business. They make huge amounts in licensing and merchandising. This is a real shitty way to end a long relationship and I hope they are able to work things out but for those who went to Metal masters clinic, Dave alluded to a few new side projects and probably threw an unreasonable offer on the table just to force Slayer to fire him and make them look bad.

  • freedumb

    As long as it`s all about the money, I say stop buying their records!

  • TwilightOfTheIdols

    Who cares? They’re fucking fake. They’re nothing more than a capitalist machine. Dave, Tom… go back to church, you fucking sissies. Everyone else, go listen to Mayhem or Burzum. Fuck these wannabe cunts.

  • Jimbobillyho

    I say illegally download everything by Slayer, and then delete it without listening to it. Brutal.

  • John Hellert

    Is Sharon Osbourne managing Slayer these days?

  • Slayer8880

    Wow! It’s sad ! The way shit turns out with bands nowadays! I am one of Slayers most hardcore fans , but all this mudslinging at eachother is childish . Ill wait for more info before I jump to conclusions . But lest we forget, this is NOT THE FIRST TIME there has been drama from Lombrado , he’s quit the band NOMEROUS TIMES as we all know. So, lets wait and see. It could be ANYONE’S FAULT at this time!

  • Dave Carr

    Sabbath slayer the music ( business) sucks

  • DDDDoooch

    They’re totally gettin ass-raped by the lawyers, come on! “Out of respect” for Mr. Lombardo? When did they start caring who they upset with what they said?

  • jay

    its not slayer not having their shit together its ppl illegaly downloading music and buying your memorabilia from head shot these places dont pay our bands so therfore they make no money

  • sixfootcorpse

    bands really don’t make all their money off of records, not even sure why everyone is talking shit, I’m sure he’ll get back with them in time, they have lost him before….and if he doesn’t come back fuck it….they had an original line up longer than most.

  • Kent Taylor

    Fuck U KK
    no Dave = No Slayer

  • Joe Mama

    Dave Lombardo got Punk’d… I mean, Bill Ward’d! What a shame.

  • rock and roll brad

    Like ’em or not, this is one reason why Rush has my respect. Other than John Rutsey leaving for health reasons after the first album; They have had the same line-up for over 39 years.

  • greedyfucksticks

    when the devil is your master, you get what you desearve