Testomony just lately reunited with drummer Dave Lombardo within the wake of Gene Hoglan leaving the band. Lombardo was beforehand in Testomony between 1998 and 1999, and performed on (and helped write) the 1999 report The Gathering. Now in keeping with Testomony vocalist Chuck Billy in an interview with Ben Ruta from WSOU, Lombardo has expressed curiosity in working with guitarist Eric Peterson on the brand new materials.
“All of it relies on Eric; he is the start line of what we do. So, speaking to him, he is, like, ‘Man, I’ve obtained so many riffs.’ He is prepared to write down one other report, which is nice. And I believe hopefully bringing Dave in and just a few new blood and somebody to push him a little bit bit… ‘Trigger I assume Dave, really, after we did The Gathering report… Eric‘s at all times been the one who’s programmed the drums on a drum machine and actually labored out the songs after which introduced them to the drummers, the place I believe on that exact report Dave simply stated, ‘Dude, simply play.’
“And he simply jumped in and so they simply began jamming and began simply creating like that. So there was one thing to that the place Eric actually centered on the guitar work as a substitute of getting to fret concerning the drums. And I believe hopefully him and Dave can begin creating some cool magic by simply jamming once more and see what occurs.”
Billy later added that working with Lombardo on new materials got here up fairly early.
“After we first obtained [Dave] again and talked about getting again on tour and blah blah blah, [we said] ‘What about doing one other report?’ And the very first thing, he is, like, ‘Dude, may you think about one other report that we wrote collectively?’ And I am, like, ‘Yeah. So let’s try this.’
“I believe [Dave is] down [for doing an album]. I am not holding my breath that Dave simply is in Testomony solely however we’re gonna must form of maneuver round what occurs. However then once more, that is the start of the connection. We may be busy sufficient and he would possibly simply be glad sufficient simply working with us and it really works out. So we’re simply form of taking it in the future at a time, one tour at a time. We all know he is gonna be with us for the following three excursions — we all know that for certain — so we’ll see what occurs after that.”
Within the meantime, take a look at this killer Testomony present from 1999 with Lombardo behind the equipment.
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