Experimental post-hardcore trio Philm will return to live action next week with a show at the Whiskey A Go Go for Ultimate Jam Night.
Their new lineup now features Gerry Nestler (Civil Defiance) on vocals and guitar, Pancho Tomaselli (War, Project N-Fidelikah) on bass, and Anderson Quintero on drums. Venezuelan-born Quintero replaces co-founder Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) who left in early 2016. They are relocating to the east coast after the show, so this will be L.A. fans’ last chance to see them for a while.
“What can I say – the reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. I think the quote from Dave (Lombardo) back in January was, “I did not exit Philm, I ended Philm.” Well, Pancho and I decided to carry on without him, just like the original Philm carried on without Dave and released an album in 2002, albeit under a different name, Kkleq Muzzil. So, no, Philm is not over – we are alive and kicking! Not only did we hook up with our new drummer Anderson Quintero a few months back, we just finished tracking a new album which is in the final stages of being mixed. No definite release date yet but we’re talking to labels. Anderson is an amazing drummer and has rejuvenated Philm and given us a new perspective as a band. In fact, we’re heading off to the East Coast at the end of this month and will be based in the New York / New England area from now on. So this gig at the Whisky will be our LA farewell and last West Coast show for the time being.”
Philm continues to support their 2014 album Fire From The Evening Sun via UDR Records.
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