Slayer are pretty good at choosing replacements, I’ll give them that.

Jeff Hanneman recently had to undergo emergency surgery due to an infection caused by a spider bite, the bacteria found in the skin were necrotizing facitiis, more commonly known as ‘flesh eating bacteria’. Seems that Slayer didn’t want to have to wait around to reschedule the 5 date Australian tour again so they’ve recruited Gary Holt from Exodus. So for anyone in Australia, I’d say definitely go see this, Holt is an amazing player and you’re probably only going to get to see this once.

Feb 26th – Brisbane
Feb 27th – Sydney
Mar 4th – Melbourne
Mar 5th – Adelaide
Mar 7th – Perth

I would also like to wish Hanneman a speedy and safe recovery and hope that he manages to reclaim his space sooner rather than later.

-DL

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