As we all know, there is a lot going on within the SLAYER camp as of late that has nothing to do with their music. Not only did Dave Lombardo not make the trip to Australia for the bands appearance at SOUNDWAVE Festival (Jon Dette is his temporary replacement), but Jeff Hanneman hasn't performed with the band since the BIG FOUR concert in Indio, California in April of 2011 (EXODUS' Gary Holt is his temporary replacement).
This weekend, we posted a statement from Kerry King regarding the bands future (read it HERE). Now this is what Lombardo posted after reading his fans reaction to all of the bands nonsense:
"I have always known that my fans were awesome!
But never has it been more clear to me than in the past two weeks, how
passionate, supportive and sincere you really are.
"Thank you for all your kind responses and I hope to see you all very soon."
NOTE: The band is on their way back home from Australia, so we should know what the future holds for Lombardo very soon! Stay tuned!
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