Paul Bostaph started playing drums and joined his first band at the early age of 15 years old. He considers himself a late starter behind the kit but once he caught wind of AC/DC'S Power age album, he knew he was destined to drum.
Frustrated with only ever playing in the garage, Bostaph started auditioning for bands that were ambitious. " I wanted to get out and play clubs... in a more professional environment." In 1987 Bostaph joined his first serious band Forbidden Evil, which eventually became Forbidden. Banging it out in the San Francisco thrash scene, Bostaph and Forbidden got their first record deal in 1989. Releasing the bands first album," Forbidden Evil " and then in 1990 with their 2nd release "Twisted in Form." Bostaph left Forbidden Evil in 1991.
Bostaph went on to join Slayer in early 1992 and toured and recorded with them for almost a decade. Most notable is his drumming on 'Judgment Night' soundtrack with Ice T, Divine Intervention (1993), Undisputed Attitude (1995) , Diablos In Musica (1997) and Grammy nominated ‘God Hates Us All’ (2001)
In addition to his many years with legendary thrash band Slayer, Bostaph has recorded and toured with famed thrash bands on the backs of the recordings of Exodus's 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine' and Testaments 'The Formation of Damnation'.
Paul is currently touring the world with Slayer, in addition to playing with his new band, Blackgates. Paul Bostaph is endorsed by Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo heads, and Vater sticks.