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Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O'Brien To Tour With Slayer

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Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien will fill in for Exodus' Gary Holt when Holt leaves the SLAYER European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4. Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.

Holt's last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O'Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.

Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite. Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.

The band's remaining tour dates are as follows:

March 28 - La Rivera, Madrid, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
March 29 - Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
March 30 - Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
April 1 - St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
April 3 - Rome Atlantico, Rome, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
April 4 - Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
April 6 - Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Crotia (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 7 - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 8 - Arena Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 10 - Prague O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 11 - Lodz Sportshall, Lodz, Poland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 13 - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzgerland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
April 14 - Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)

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1. Shno writes:

VERY interesting! I love both Corpse and Slayer. Really wanna see how this works out!

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Funny how time changes things.
I remember when Slayer used to rip on death metal.
Cannibal Corpse was no exception, and now they're using one of death metals finest players.
I hope it leads to a tour with them.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

thats awesome...slayer should have taken corpse out on the road with them and zombie, that would have been a hell of a show..

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

when you get old brian, you slow down and mellow out for the most part....even kerry kings mellowed out a little...

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

@RTB......tell me about it.
If I get any older or slower you'll have to prop my coffin up on a two wheeler and push me about.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

They go from one great guitarist to another. I'm more of a Corpse fan then I am an Exodus fan, so this is pretty awesome news. I'd love to see any one of those shows.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R Tenney writes:

Yea Kerrys had less than kind things to say about death metal in the past. Funny how things work out. Wonder how this effects CC recording or their new album. Pretty surprising replacement anyways.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Metalheadx101x writes:

Maybe Slayers finally realizing that 90% of their fan base is death metal fans as well as thrash fans...I hope this leads to a Corpse Slayer tour (fvck, I even gave it a name right there).

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

lol brian...i thought of the whole hannibal lector wheelout when you said that...

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

I'm sure Corpse will finish their album no prob. He's only doin' a few dates with them.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. silvermountains writes:

This is interesting, I wonder how long it'll be till we see Jeff back in the band.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ZMA writes:

Probably not that long from what it says on here silver. He's already playin', so it should be fast.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

I hope we get more dates on that Exodus Slayer Zombie tour!

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ThrashattheHeart writes:

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that'd be SOOOO awesome to see!

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hellrat writes:

ha! fvckin Brian, you are a fvnny fvcker! you always have some dry one liner that cracks me up :)

i think this is cool as sh!t and very refreshing to see them dudes bring someone on board from outside the goddamned fvcking Clique

yo RT! how're the vox coming along brother? \m/

NP---CC---Death Walking Terror

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