The drummer Dave Lombardo, best known for his work with Slayer, announced his debut solo album that will be called “Rites Of Percussion” and will be out next May 5. He also released “Journey Of The Host”, the first single of the record.
He recently posted a photo with the legendary Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward in the studio but there is still no information about if the musician will be featured on the album too.
Lombardo is currently a member of the bands Dead Cross, The Misfits, Mr. Bungle, Testament and Venamoris.
The musician said that it was the singer Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle) who gave him the idea for the album. “(Mike) Patton originally gave me the idea as far back as 1998. He introduced me to Tito Puente’s ‘Top Percussion’ album. I was already familiar with Tito and was a bit shocked that Patton was so musically diverse, and that he surrounded himself with musicians of the same mindset.”
“That inspired me. I have had ideas that I’ve recorded on cassette over the years, but Patton kept insisting that I had to do a ‘drum album.’ So, the idea behind the album is years in the making. I just had to find the right time — for me — to do it.”
“When the pandemic hit, I thought, ‘Well, I can’t tour now. I immediately started working on the record. It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I had my studio, all my drums.”
“Nothing was in storage for once! My home became a place where I could be free and creative. On the one hand, the touring part of my livelihood had been taken away, but on the other, I finally had the time to educate myself on different software and recording techniques. It was a very educational and gratifying experience,” Dave Lombardo said.
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