Slayer recruit Pat O'Brien
2011-03-30 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 30 Comments

Cannibal Corpse's Pat O'brien has been confirmed as the replacement for Gary Holt (Exodus) for the duration of Slayer's European tour.

Pat O'brien will join Slayer for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland. Gary Holt will leave the Slayer European tour to play with 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.


Remaining dates for Slayer's European tour are as follows:

MARCH
28 La Rivera, Madrid, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
29 Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
30 Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)

APRIL
1 St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
3 Rome Atlantico, Rome, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
4 Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
6 Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Crotia (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
7 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
8 Arena Budapest, Budapest Hungary (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
10 Prague O2 Arena, Prague Czech Republic (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
11 Lodz Sportshall, Lodz, Poland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
13 Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzgerland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)
14 Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland (Pat O'Brien, guest guitarist)

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Iamthe Nightstars
March 30th 2011

2191 Comments


What ever happened to Jeff? He's way better than Kerry and wrote all of their better songs.

Edit: Bummer, necrotizing fasciitis. Hope he gets better soon.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2011

18098 Comments


Pat O'brian is awesome.

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SpiritCrusher2
March 30th 2011

2906 Comments


" April 6 show in Croatia"
can't wait!!!

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FirstLight
March 30th 2011

17 Comments


Lisbon, Spain? WTF??



bloc
March 30th 2011

34679 Comments


O'Brien can out-tech the shit out of Slayer

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Emim
March 30th 2011

26512 Comments


lol Slayer

Puzzles
March 30th 2011

3065 Comments


Sort of a shame, cause Gary Holt was awesome when I saw them last month. He added a new, sort of younger dimension to the band as a live entity. Not to mention his solos were kickass.

FearThyEvil
March 30th 2011

12287 Comments


Pretty cool news but Slayer themselves have lost their touch years ago.

Nikkolae
March 30th 2011

4771 Comments


yeah pretty much what Fear said

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scissorlocked
March 30th 2011

3508 Comments


Pat O'Brien is a fuckin machine

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CeeBone
March 30th 2011

213 Comments


well i googled it, and hanneman apparently contracted a flesh-eating disease... not sure what to say

loveisamixtape
March 30th 2011

5915 Comments


lol who the fuck cares about this band anymore

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AgentZero
March 30th 2011

322 Comments


What is with all of the people on here that hate on bands just because they aren't in their prime anymore. Most of these guys have have earned their legendary status and if they can still pick up their instruments with their arthritic hands then people will want to see them. I know that doesn't matter to the "what's cool now?" scenester/hipster contingent here.

MrMeaner
March 30th 2011

2 Comments


What is with all of the people on here that hate on bands just because they aren't in their prime anymore. Most of these guys have have earned their legendary status and if they can still pick up their instruments with their arthritic hands then people will want to see them. I know that doesn't matter to the "what's cool now?" scenester/hipster contingent here.


This. And when you say 'in their prime', they may not be writing music as good as what gave them legend status in the first place, but they probably still rock a live show full of classic material just as hard as they ever did...

Regulator
March 30th 2011

600 Comments


that sucks about Hanneman. He did write most of their good songs to be honest. and ya pat o brien would be tits to see on this tour. that man is a machine. and clearly lots of people still care about slayer. otherwise nobody would go see their live shows, retards.

ButcheredChildren
March 30th 2011

5591 Comments


I saw this and my mouth dropped.
I am glad to see ol' Patty 'boy finally getting in the spotlight a little.

jayfatha
March 30th 2011

2882 Comments


At least Hanneman has the most metal disease of all time

Thor
March 30th 2011

10178 Comments


O'Brien can out-tech the shit out of Slayer

fucking this

austin888
March 31st 2011

331 Comments


Jeff Hanneman contracted Necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease. Doctors say it likely came from a spider bite. Hope he turns out okay.

MO
March 31st 2011

18267 Comments


love Pat O'Brien, amazing guitarist

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MO
March 31st 2011

18267 Comments


and for good measure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOb6JSQd-Qw

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2011

5921 Comments


Pat O'brian is awesome.

O'Brien can out-tech the shit out of Slayer



thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis

It's his doing as well that Nevermore's Politics of Ecstasy was such a huge breakthrough for Nev3rmore.



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TheSpirit
March 31st 2011

17209 Comments


Necrotizing fasciitis is the only disease metal enough to effect a member of Slayer

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TheSpirit
March 31st 2011

17209 Comments


Also Pat O'brian rules

0vrot
March 31st 2011

459 Comments


I kimmfuzed pat o'brian for the one christan minister dude and was like
lol wut?

FenixZero
March 31st 2011

382 Comments


Sick Video

SwayzeFaced
March 31st 2011

349 Comments


wait so he is playing with slayer on the 4th...

"4 Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)"


then playing with exodus as well on the 4th?

"Gary Holt will leave the Slayer European tour to play with Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4."


that's pretty friggin amazing.

TheyTookErrJobs
April 1st 2011

283 Comments


Gary Holt was awesome when i saw them in Melbourne, he had lots of energy

HylianNightmare
April 4th 2011

72 Comments


slayer
lawl

BigPleb
September 23rd 2012

34328 Comments


Should have played the intro of Hammer Smashed Face then gone into Angel of Death, something for everyone.

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