Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt Fills in for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman

Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt Fills in for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman
Earlier this week, we revealed that thrash metal forefathers Slayer were facing lineup turmoil, as guitarist Jeff Hanneman had been diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare but serious infection better known as flesh-eating disease. The guitarist is still recovering, but rather than cancel their upcoming tour dates, the band have revealed their temporary replacement.

Gary Holt, guitarist and founder of San Francisco, CA thrash and speed metal titans Exodus, will join Slayer as Hanneman's replacement for the band's upcoming Australian tour dates. He will remain in Slayer until Hanneman is completely recovered. All Slayer tour dates are available below.

Slayer's Australian dates are a part of the Soundwave Festival, a travelling showcase that also features Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Primus, Slash, Sum 41, Third Eye Blind, the Ataris, Fucked Up and many others trekking across Australia together. The full, hilariously diverse lineup can be found here.

Tour dates:

2/26 Brisbane, Australia - R.N.A. Showgrounds
2/27 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Showgrounds
3/4 Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Showgrounds
3/5 Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park
3/7 Perth, Australia - Claremont Showgrounds
3/13 Kiev, Ukraine - Expocenter Of Ukraine
3/15 Moscow, Russia - Olympiiski
3/16 St. Petersburg, Russia - Jubilieniy Small Arena
3/17 Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Ice Arena
3/19 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
3/20 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
3/21 Aarhus, Denmark - SCC
3/23 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
3/24 Bamberg, Germany - Stechert Arena
3/26 Paris, France - Zenith Paris
3/29 La Coruna, Spain - Coliseum
3/30 Lisbon, Portugal - Pavilhao Atlantico
4/1 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
4/3 Rome, Italy - Atlantico
4/4 Padova, Italy - Gran Teatro
4/6 Zagreb, Croatia - Arena
4/7 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
4/8 Budapest, Hungary - BudapestArena
4/10 Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
4/11 Lodz, Poland - Sports Hall
4/13 Basel, Switzerland - St. Jakobshalle
4/14 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Klokgebouw
4/23 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Club