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Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Morbid Angel: Official Website

Former Slayer stickman Dave Lombardo steamrolled over Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Lombardo is certainly a favorite among the remaining competitors, but the Slayer legend has his

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Dave Lombardo vs. Dave Witte – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

Dave Lombardo vs. Dave Witte
Jo Hale, Getty Images / Nuclear Blast

It's a battle of the Daves! Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo changed the game forever. ‘Reign in Blood’ laid out the rules for early death metal and saw Lombardo’s drumming become the standard protocol for extreme and brutal music in the late 1980s. His aggression behind the kit propelled Slayer’s relentless nature. His fills intertwined with

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Watch Ex-Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Jamming With Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Last week, it was revealed that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo would guest on Sepultura's upcoming album. Now, the latest installment of Sepultura's studio diary features a brief video of Lombardo jamming with Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande (watch above).

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Former Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Records Guest Spot on New Sepultura Album

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Sepultura are hard at work on their new album and guitarist Andreas Kisser revealed through his blog studio diary that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will be a guest on their forthcoming record.

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Dave Lombardo Responds to Slayer Ouster Using Fan Tweets

Dave Lombardo
Courtesy of Slayer

As we reported last night (May 30), drummer Dave Lombardo is no longer a member of Slayer. The band has been experiencing some serious turmoil this year, both before and after the tragic death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In Lombardo's first public response since Slayer announced that Paul Bostaph has taken Lombardo's place on the drum throne, the Slayer founding member has tweeted out his feelings on the sudden split.

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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Remembers His and Jeff Hanneman’s Punk Rock Roots

Dave Lombardo and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
Facebook: Dave Lombardo

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo continues to mourn his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman with a new post on the percussionist's personal Facebook page. Lombardo shared a picture of Hanneman and himself from "around 1982" while regaling fans with a backstory on the punk rock roots shared between Hanneman and himself.

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Estranged Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Reveals Plans to Reactivate Grip Inc.

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo isn't waiting around for the air to clear concerning his contractual dispute with the band, as he's revealed plans to continue music with Philm and his onetime project Grip Inc.

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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Thanks Fans for Support After Ouster From Australian Tour

Dave Lombardo
Courtesy of Slayer

Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was recently dismissed from the band's current Australian tour due to a financial dispute shortly before the thrash legends were set to take off into the Southern Hemisphere. There has been much debate regarding the true inner workings of the dispute, but regardless, Lombardo has taken to his personal Facebook fan page to thank his loyal followers.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Offers Some Background Behind ‘Unfortunate’ Ouster of Dave Lombardo

Slayer Kerry King
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slayer have been playing as part of Australia's traveling Soundwave Festival with a different drummer behind the kit. Jon Dette, who has performed with Slayer in the past, agreed to fill in after a financial dispute involving Dave Lombardo led to his current ouster from the band. Guitarist Kerry King told Soundwave TV that it was frontman Tom Araya who first pointed out that trouble was brewing.

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Anthrax / Slayer Fill-in Drummer Cites Charlie Benante + Dave Lombardo as Big Influences

Jon Dette
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Drummer Jon Dette's name has been surfacing a lot more in the news lately as he's landed a pair of high profile fill-in gigs for Anthrax and Slayer, two acts he's played with previously. Dette recently spoke with 'The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show' at the NAMM Convention (video below) just weeks before his offers to join Anthrax and Slayer for dates became wide public knowledge.

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