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Paul Bostaph Joins Testament, Replacing Jon Allen

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Former SLAYER/SYSTEMATIC drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined TESTAMENT. The band, whose most recent drummer, Jon Allen (SADUS), reportedly left the group over an "extremely fragile and urgent family situation" involving the health of his 11-year-old daughter, are currently rehearsing with Bostaph for their upcoming live shows in March, including scheduled appearances at Florida's Sun N' Steel Festival (March 6-7) and New Jersey's March Metal Meltdown VI (March 12-13).

TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are reportedly planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release through Spitfire Records. The band will likely premier two brand-new songs during their festival appearances next month.

Bostaph is no stranger to the TESTAMENT camp, having played several live dates with the group in 1992 and appeared on the band's 1993 live EP, "Return To The Apocalyptic City" (Megaforce/Atlantic). He subsequently spent nearly a decade in SLAYER, with whom he recorded four full-length albums (1994's "Divine Intervention", 1996's "Undisputed Attitude", 1998's "Diabolus In Musica" and 2001's "God Hates Us All") before leaving the group (for the second and final time) in December 2001.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

GOOD LUCK PAUL....THANX FOR THE CHOPS YOU PUT OUT IN THE TIME YOU WERE WITH SLAYER

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2. matt writes:

sad he will be missed, did great work whilw with SLAYER.

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3. DAN CHRZAN writes:

Paul you kick a$$ and it's great that you're back in a killer band. Testament
put out better stuff that Slayer in the last 10 years, even though I do like Slayer. Paul, you're way better than Lars and you deserve more recognition!!
Best of luck.....-DAN-

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4. Paul Samat (Bodies) writes:

f***in A, good sh**, amazing band!, amazing drummer!!, isnt it kinda spooky though!, Lombardo played on Testaments "Gathering", then joins SLAYER, (again), and Bostaph leaves SLAYER and joins TESTAMENT (again)!!! so there both back playing with bands they have played in before?!, i think thats right?!

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