Legendary metal drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Mr. Bungle) has joined thrash icons Testament. Lombardo replaces longtime drummer Gene Hoglan who left the band earlier this year. Lombardo previously drummed for Testament from 1998-1999,
Speaking on the announcement, Testament vocalist Chuck Billy couldn't contain his excitement.
"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.
Lombardo is equally as pumped to take up the sticks again for Testament.
"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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