Published Jun 14, 2013Earlier this year, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo split from the group and was replaced by his early '90s successor Paul Bostaph, but the legendary skinsman has teamed up with another iconic troupe for a new LP: Sepultura.
A recent blog update from guitarist Andreas Kisser confirms that Lombardo stopped by during the band's recent sessions in Venice, CA, with producer Ross Robinson. The collaboration was apparently unplanned, with Robinson setting up the jam sesh on the fly.
Kisser wrote: "He was really excited about it so he stopped everything to tell us what was going on: Dave Lombardo, the one and only ex-drummer from Slayer, also plays with Mike Patton on Phantomas [sic], was real close to the studio with his kids and his dog enjoying some time at the beach, Ross asked if he would like to come to the studio and jam something on our album and he said YES! We were so excited, we could not believe that one of our great idols was ready to be a part of our new album."
While the song details have yet to be unveiled in full, Kisser wrote that Lombardo tracked his contribution simultaneously with Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande and described the result as "two drum sets on the living room, facing each other, no cymbals, just tribal drums." It will apparently figure in the middle of a new tune. Kisser promised to reveal more info in upcoming blog posts.
A due date has yet to be pegged for the as-yet-untitled Sepultura LP, their first produced by Robinson since their iconic Roots LP from 1996.
Lombardo is also apparently prepping a record with his Philm project.
Thanks to Metal Injection for the tip.