Joel McIver of Drummer magazine conducted an interview with SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo at the U.K. installment of the Sonisphere festival, which was held July 8-10, 2011 at Knebworth House. You can now watch the chat below.
Lombardo is a Cuban-American heavy metal drummer best known for his work with American thrash metal band SLAYER. Lombardo’s music career has spanned more than 30 years, during which he has been involved in the production of more than 30 commercial recordings spanning a number of major genres with bands such as GRIP INC., FANTÔMAS, and TESTAMENT in addition to SLAYER.
Lombardo’s musical interest was sparked by playing along to a SANTANA record with bongo drums and was later influenced by the musical styles of LED ZEPPELIN and KISS.
Lombardo is known as an aggressive heavy metal drummer and his use of the drums have been called “astonishingly innovative” and earned him the title “the godfather of metal double bass” from Drummer World. Over his career, he has had a significant influence on the metal scene, and has inspired many modern metal drummers.