Fan-filmed video footage of PHILM performing a brand new song called "Train" on August 10 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden can be seen below.
PHILM is the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR).
Stated Lombardo about "Train": "The beat sounded like a steam engine or a powerful freight train. We decided to write a song around it."
PHILM released its debut album, "Harmonic", on May 15, 2012 via Ipecac Recordings.
"When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to SLAYER's sound," explained Lombardo. "They couldn't be more different. I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent of the drummers from the late '60s that influenced me. Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as 'rhythmic emotion.' It's almost like taking all the heavy songs of the '60s and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today."
Lombardo sat out SLAYER's Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX). Dave has since been replaced in the band by Paul Bostaph, who was SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the group.