Gary Holt Says ‘I Miss These Guys’ As He Shows His Longing For Slayer After Its Retirement

Exodus guitarist and the former member of Slayer, Gary Holt posted a picture with his ex-bandmates, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph, and Tom Araya on his Instagram account and revealed how much he missed the ‘fun times’ they together before the band’s breakup.

As you might recall, the thrash metal band Slayer was founded by Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo, and Tom Araya back in 1981. Known as a part of the Big Four along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth, Slayer released 12 studio albums throughout their long and successful career, one of which, ‘Reign in Blood,’ is considered as one of the heaviest thrash metal albums of all time.

Exodus’ Gary Holt joined Slayer back in 2011, after a temporary position to fill in for Jeff Hanneman. When Hanneman passed away on May 2, 2013, Holt announced to be a permanent member of Slayer. Gary joined the recording of the band’s 2015 album, ‘Repentless,’ and their various concerts around the world until the end of their farewell tour between 2018 and 2019.

Recently on Instagram, Gary Holt posted a picture with his former bandmates from Slayer, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph, and Tom Araya. In the caption of his post, Holt stated that he had no idea what he was doing there when the picture was taken since he seemed like he was checking out King’s butt. Gary also mentioned that the picture looked like it was from one of Bostaph’s first shows for his return. The iconic guitarist seemed to be missing his bandmates and the fun times they had together back then.

Here is what Gary Holt wrote in the caption of his post:

“Flashback Friday! Haha, I don’t know what I’m doing here, checking out Kerry’s butt, or did someone put a sign on his back? I have no clue! Hahaha! This looks to be Paul Bostaph’s first shows for him for his return. Fun times! I miss these guys!”

Click here to see the Instagram post.