Dave Lombardo

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Dave Lombardo
Dave Lombardo of Slayer performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name David Lombardo
Born February 16, 1965 (1965-02-16) (age 52)
Havana, Cuba
Origin South Gate, California, USA
Genres Thrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal, death metal, groove metal, avant-garde metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1979–present
Labels American
Associated acts Slayer, Philm, Grip Inc., Fantômas, Testament, Apocalyptica, Voodoocult

David Lombardo (born February 16, 1965 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban American musician, best known as the co-founder and drummer of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Lombardo has also been a part of his side project Grip Inc., Fantômas, Philm, and Testament. He was born in Havana and moved to South Gate, California with his family when he was two years old. He was given his first drum set at the age of ten.[1] He was given the title "the godfather of double bass" from Drummer World.[2] He is known as an inspiration to many modern metal drummers, mainly within both the thrash and death metal genres.

He left Slayer in 2013 and was replaced by Paul Bostaph.[3] After he left Slayer, he decided to reform his side project Grip Inc.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dave Lombardo Bio". MTV. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  2. "Drummerworld: Dave Lombardo". Drummer World. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. "Slayer Welcomes Paul Bostaph Back to the Fold". Slayer. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  4. "Dave Lombardo Taps Amen Singer For Resurrected Grip Inc". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2013-12-29.