Julia Bueno of the "Lokaos Rock Show" conducted an interview with former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo during his recently completed clinic tour of Brazil. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked how he feels about the new lineup of SLAYER — featuring Gary Holt (guitar) and Paul Bostaph (drums) — releasing new music under the SLAYER name and going on tour without him and late guitarist Jeff Hanneman — who were "the heart of SLAYER," according to Julia — Lombardo said: "Well, I don't know anything about the new members except Gary. I don't know the other guy."
He continued: "Them using the name? Well, after the two members are gone, the manager's probably going to use other members of the band… you know, other musicians to, you know, continue the name. So I really don't know. I really have no comment to that… although I've commented enough right now."
Lombardo was effectively fired from SLAYER after sitting out the band's Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).
In a recent interview with Brazil's Portal 7, Lombardo was asked if he has any plans to ever get back together with the members of SLAYER. He replied: "I have no plans. I mean, they can knock on my door, but I don't know if I'll answer. [Laughs]"
Lombardo continued: "I don't know. Right now I'm focused on my new band, I'm focusing on my drum clinics, writing music, on staying creative. And I just stay focused and don't let what happened in the past bother me or in any way inhibit my progress with the future."
PHILM released its sophomore album, "Fire From The Evening Sun", on September 16 (one day earlier internationally) via UDR. The band's lineup is completed by guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Francisco "Pancho" Eduardo Tomaselli (WAR).