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.