Formed in 1985, Louisiana’s Exhorder left a brief but lasting impression on a dying thrash scene with their controversial 1990 debut Slaughter in the Vatican and its more mature, but equally impressive 1992 follow-up, The Law (both Roadrunner). Just as thrash was making way for the unplugged introspection and tatty woolly jumpers of grunge, Exhorder arrived in an attempt to revitalise the scene. Continue reading →
Metal legend Dave Lombardo has been tapped to play drums with the reunited lineup of The Misfits Next month at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. The current Misfits band includes founders Glenn Danzig, Jerrry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein.
Lomardo commented on the occasion:
“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal,” Lombardo says. “It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”
Danzig also commented:
“I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S. before the first Danzig album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”
Jerry Only commented as well:
Lombardo is “a master at what he does. With the immensity of the two shows we’re planning together, the biggest decision we had was who is going to keep time and power this monster machine on drums? When Dave Lombardo’s name was thrown into the ring, Glenn and I were immediately on the same page from the very start; a good sign of things to come. I think the darker side of punk we created with the Misfits spawned the growth and evolution of punk into thrash, and sired bands like Metallica and Slayer, just as we inspired countless others in the punk revolution.”
In addition to his time with Slayer, Testament, Grip Inc, Fantômas and Philm, Lombardo has recently formed and recorded his debut with post-hardcore band Dead Cross band, and will also play on the forthcoming album from Suicidal Tendencies.
Riot Fest Denver takes place next weekend, September 2-4th and the Chicago edition will take place on the weekend of September .16th – 18th
Dave Lombardo has quit his affiliation with Los Angeles avant-garde trio Philm. According to rep Lombardo told Dean Delrayon the Let There Be Talkpodcast about his decision to quit:
“I’m not gonna talk about it. They didn’t want me to promote the band while I was with them, and I’m certainly not gonna do it when I’m without them. I don’t wanna talk about it anymore. Yeah, so I just said, ‘See ya!”
Instead Lombardo, best known for being a founding member of Slayer and work with Testament and Grip INC., will focus on his new band Dead Cross. Dead Crossfeaturesmembers of The Locust& Retox. Ross Robinson(Slipknot, Korn) recorded that band’s début, but no release information is available.