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.
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.
Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band's business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine's Day, Lombardo was notified by the band's lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer's upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly cold, and Lombardo has detailed the sudden decision in an official statement.
There isn't much middle ground that thrash legends Slayer share with Mexican mariachi bands, which is why this next video is incredible. Not only did Los Angeles-based metal-meets-mariachi band Metalachi perform an insanely weird version of Slayer's 'Raining Blood,' but they did it with the one and only Dave Lombardo behind the drum kit.
Details for the third edition of Slaughter by the Water have just been released to eager metal fans. Taking place on Aug. 25, Slaughter by the Water 3 will be held on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier docked in Alameda, Calif., and will feature Absu, Autopsy, Impaled, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo's side project Philm + many more.
Slayer's Dave Lombardo on Mayhem Fest + Life on the Road
Like many musicians who've been rocking with the same group for many years, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has another creative outlet to fill the downtime when his main band goes on break. The stickman, who constantly wants to be working, spoke with Loudwire backstage before Slayer's gig at the recent Mayhem tour kickoff about what he describes as his more alternative project Philm and how balancing the two bands works.
Slayer have an intense summer lined up co-headlining this summer’s Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem festival, but they’ll be doing it without guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman will be sitting out the tour to continue his recovery process after complications associated with a debilitating spider bite.
Many metal fans know Dave Lombardo from Testament, Apocalyptica, Fantomas and some other band from California called Slayer. But these days, Lombardo has been working on his latest project, Philm. Not only does Lombardo play drums in the new power trio, he tried his hand at producing the band's album -- while hobbled with a broken leg.