Band Needs Drummer: Must Love Black Leather, Tattoos, and Slayer

Pioneering thrash metal band Slayer, who recently lost their drummer Paul Bostaph to a chronic elbow injury, will be offering amateur time-keepers the chance to fill the vacant position. Aspiring devil worshipers must videotape themselves drumming to ten Slayer tracks from seven different albums, as well as create a short bio and list of musical credits, according to Rolling Stone. Slayer will then hold three auditions: February 1 in Peoria, IL, February 7 in Dallas and February 13 in San Francisco. Tapes for the first audition must be sent in by January 26, while February 1 is the last submission date for the final two auditions. Slayer will be touring in support of their publicity stunt with original drummer Dave Lombardo banging the skins until a permanent replacement is found.

Send tapes to:

Slayer Drum Search Contest


8981 Sunset Boulevard Suite 102

Hollywood, CA 90069

Songs to be included:

From Got Hates Us All:


"God Send Death"

From Diabolus in Musica:

"Stain of Mind"

From Reign in Blood:

"Angel of Death"

"Post Mortem/Raining Blood"

From South of Heaven:

"South of Heaven"

From Season in the Abyss:

"War Ensemble"

"Seasons in the Abyss"

From Hell Awaits:

"Hell Awaits"

From Haunting in the Chapel:

"Chemical Warfare"

Tour Dates:

1/24: New Haven, CT, Toad's Place

1/25: Asbury, NJ, Convention Hall

1/26: Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

1/27: Montreal, Metropolis

1/29: Indianapolis, Egyptian Room

1/30: Fort Wayne, IN, Piere's

1/31: Grand Rapids, MI, Orbit Room

2/1: Peoria, IL, Madison Theater

2/2: Clive, IA, Seven Flags Event Center

2/4-5: Austin, La Zona Rosa

2/6: Houston, Aerial Theater

2/7: Dallas, Bronco Bowl

2/8: Lubbock, TX, West Texas Canyon Amphitheater

2/11: San Diego, 4th and Broadway

2/12: Anaheim, CA, The Grove

2/13: San Francisco, The Warfield

2/14: Eugene, OR, McDonald Theater

2/16-17: Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom

2/23: Detroit, Harpo's

Band Needs Drummer: Must Love Black Leather, Tattoos, and Slayer