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Testament announces ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo as new drummer

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Testament announces ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo as new drummer

The famous Thrash Metal band Testament announced the ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo as their new drummer. The musician already played with the band from 1998 to 1999 and replaces Gene Hoglan. In an official statement, the band said: “This drummer is key in making Testament’s mark in metal history. The band is very excited to welcome back one of the greatest drummers in heavy metal…Take your pick, one in one hundred, I don’t care who you have on that list, there is only one drummer who is the best, Dave Lombardo!”


Dave Lombardo talked about joining Testament, saying:

“This is a long-awaited reunion that was bound to happen. Once upon a time, we created a thrash masterpiece. I have no doubt that our musical chemistry will pick up exactly where we left off. I love the Testament family and am very excited to be joining them once again. Pure brutality awaits.”

Chuck Billy, vocalist of the group talked about Lombardo, saying: “I’ll state the obvious, We are more than overwhelmed to welcome back Dave Lombardo to play drums with Testament. We are so excited to share the stage again with Lombardo. Dave added immense power when he joined the band for The Gathering (release), and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to Testament.”

Guitarist Eric Peterson also talked about Lombardo, saying: “Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off. There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high”.

Next Testament 2022 tour dates


  • 9 – Fremont Theater San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 10 –  House Of Blues Garden Walk Gear Shop and Box Office Anaheim, CA
  • 12 – House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 13 – House of Blues Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  • 15 – Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
  • 16 – Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
  • 19 – Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
  • 20 – White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
  • 21 – Emos Austin Austin, TX
  • 22 – Amplified Live Dallas, TX
  • 23 – House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • 25 – Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
  • 26 – The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
  • 27 – The Ritz Raleigh, NC
  • 28 –  The Signal Chattanooga, TN
  • 30 – Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ


  • 1 – Baltimore Sounstage Baltimore, MD
  • 2 – House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA
  • 3 – Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
  • 5 – The Paramount Huntington, NY
  • 6 – Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
  • 7 – Madison Theater Covington, KY
  • 9 – Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10 – Agora Theater & Ballroom Cleveland, OH
  • 11 -Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
  • 12 – Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
  • 14 – The Forge Joliet, IL
  • 15 – The Forge Joliet, IL
  • 17 – Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN
  • 19 – Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
  • 20 – The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
  • 22 – The Showbox Seattle, WA
  • 23 –  Roseland Theater Portland, OR
  • 25 – Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA

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