Now dwell guitarist Gary Holt has launched a reasonably prolonged assertion on the tip of the band. Holt has been Slayer’s dwell guitarist ever because the passing of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013, and Holt is greater than grateful for the expertise. Holt additionally ends his assertion with one thing fairly sentimental – he should not have been there. It ought to’ve been Jeff that noticed this band to the tip of its profession.
“Now that the ultimate present has come and gone, I simply need to ship a heartfelt thanks to everybody who supported me getting into this monster referred to as Slayer. Final evening was a whirlwind of feelings for all 4 of us. I need to thank @tomarayaofficial , @paulbostaphofficial and KFK, Kerry Fucking King. I’ll miss a lot extra than simply sharing a stage with you guys.
I’ll miss the jokes, the penalty pictures for our onstage fuck ups, the philosophical discussions, the fart jokes,the thousands and thousands of guffaws, the songs, the bus experience films and extra pictures. MASSIVE like to all three of you. All at RSE, Rick Gross sales, @sassys8n , @ehgon , and @ndrewstuart . All the time made me really feel like a part of the household. Our stellar crew, particularly @sai_lhung_ , one in every of my finest mates on this earth. RESPECT!
RIP Aarmand . Mike Latronico, Pat Dickinson, @jraraya419 , John Goss, @norm.costa , Tim Quimby , @misplaced069 , @off_to_the_moon_studio_ , Anders Aho, @d_villain ,Tim Quimby, Erin O’rourke,Jager bear Paul Dinapoli , @thepig98 , Ashley Groom, Kevin Lehman, Rory, Paul and Keith our pyromaniacs,Josh, @brianlights , Wealthy Interlande, Jake Fraczek, Jason Lowe for maintaining a tally of us.
And @kygriller for becoming a member of me on this final run , love you brother , and Robb Philpotts @bigred_guitarsanddrums , and @geewilliea who additionally labored in my guitars for me. All did an excellent job! @sandraarayaofficial and @slaywhore and Amy, a lot like to all of you.And anybody I forgot to say, thanks!I thank @davelombardo , we had some nice occasions collectively, day ingesting and attempting to find a very good kebab!brother to me at all times!
And to the Slayer followers, thanks for making me really feel welcome, it’s been a particular and luxurious steel journey. Three epidurals, seven cortisone injections, set off level injections, all to maintain me in raging mode. Price each second of the ache. Without end honored to have been part of this band.
However I by no means needed this. Jeff ought to have been there. I simply held down the fort for him. And @lisaholt777 , your help meant every thing to me. Love you after ceaselessly. And all my boys in Exodus, you’re my household, and this wayward son is coming dwelling! New Exodus is a world destroyer. See you in Europe in February!”