"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European fans, and we need to begin moving forward... having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."
"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."
Update: The chat is now over, thanks to the band for hanging out with us tonight - make sure you pick up Diamond, and check them out on the #Domo stage on this summer's Warped Tour.
The fellas from Stick To Your Guns will be here at 5:30EST/2:30PST today to chat about their current album, Diamond, as well as their spot on this summer's Warped Tour, and whatever else you'd like to chat about.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead's summer tour dates with Ume can be found in the replies. The band will release a new EP, Tao Of The Dead Part III, on September 24th; pre-order it here. And on July 9th, Superball Music will re-release their entire back catalog on vinyl.
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No Age will release their new album, An Object, on August 20th via Sub Pop Records.
01) No Ground
02) I Won't Be Your Generator
03) C'mon Stimmung
05) An Impression
06) Lock Box
07) Running from A-go-go
08) My Hands, Birch and Steel
09) Circling With Dizzy
10) A Ceiling Dreams of a Floor
11) Commerce, Comment, Commence
RX Bandits will be releasing a cover EP to go along with their 10 year anniversary tour for their album, The Resignation. Starting June 3rd, the band will release one song per week for free for four weeks and the 5th song will only be available with the purchase of the EP on the tour.
01) “Can’t Stand Losing You” (original by The Police) [free to fans on June 3rd]
02) “Falling Man” (original by Blonde Redhead) [free to fans on June 10th]
03) “Surf Wax America” (original by Weezer) [free to fans on June 17th]
04) “Cashout” (original by Fugazi) [free to fans on June 24th]
05) “21st Century Schizoid Man” (original by King Crimson) [exclusive to CD]
It was a big first week for Daft Punk, as the duo claimed its first number one debut on the Billboard 200, moving 339k units of their new album, Random Access Memories. The National popped at number three, moving 75k copies of its new album, Trouble Will Find Me.