Dave Lombardo Officially New Drummer of Testament
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Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo has been officially confirmed as the new drummer of Testament according to Loudwire. This will be the second time Lombardo joined the band after a very brief period in 1998-99 during the recording process of The Gathering.
The announcement comes after Gene Hoglan’s departure. Lead singleer Chuck Billy said, “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 and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to Testament,”
Dave Lombardo later commented stating, “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.”
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