Slayer drummer working on solo album

Slayer's Dave Lombardo is currently working on a solo album. The thrash king has revealed to Classic Rock Magazine that he hopes to release it at some point next year.

In an interview with the mag, Lombardo said: "It will showcase a very different side of me. If you're a metalhead then you may not appreciate a lot of what'll be on it. It's really world music with an edge. And an opportunity for me to reveal a different side to my playing - much more avant-garde. It won't have any singing, or other instruments apart from drums and percussion. It's my vanity project, I suppose. I've been working on it for a while, and hope to get it finished soon".

Dave grew up in Cuba surrounded by a feast of unique rhythms, so this isn't too much of a surprise, but considering Dave's work with Fantomas this is bound to be an interesting prospect.

In other Lombardo news, Slayer are set to release their latest studio album World Painted Blood at the start of November.

Chris Barnes

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