This time around we have a press release to share with you. Eddie is getting all professional on us.
DAVE LOMBARDO—SLAYER/FANTOMAS DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE—TO PERFORM INTIMATE SHOW WITH PHILM, PRESENTED BY CLUB MY WAR AT THE RELAX BAR IN LOS ANGELES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Groundbreaking drummer Dave Lombardo, whose legendary performances with Slayer and Fantomas have influenced entire music genres and generations of musicians, will be performing an intimate show with his heavy power trio Philm, presented by Club My War and held at the Relax Bar (5511 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles) this Sat., Feb. 6, 2010. The band’s set time is scheduled for 11:30 p.m.
Lombardo has a long history with Southern California-based Slayer—the pioneering thrash metal foursome of which he’s still a member—after joining over a quarter-century ago. The metal slammer stunned the heavy music scene with the band’s 1983 full-length debut Show No Mercy and their subsequent album, Hell Awaits. Lombardo was also a part of Slayer during the band’s major-label debut, performing on the band’s 1986 Gold-awarded album, Reign in Blood, a landmark release highly lauded and revered by metal fans worldwide, plus subsequent Gold-awarded albums South of Heaven (1988) and Seasons in the Abyss (1990).
Lombardo has also performed on three of the band’s four Grammy Award-nominated tracks, including two Grammy winning songs from the metal group’s 2006 release, Christ Illusion and a Grammy-nominated track from the Slayer’s most recent full-length studio album, 2009’s World Painted Blood.
Lombardo’s signature stickwork can also be found backing experimental metal act Fantomas, a super-group featuring vocalist Mike Patton of Faith No More fame and Melvins guitarist King Buzzo.
Though he is an integral part of a major-label metal band, Lombardo's independent, do-it-yourself ethic is still firmly intact. In fact, such a philosophy can be found in Philm and the band has selected the Relax Bar as the appropriate location to stimulate organic growth. The members of Philm are fond of the idea that notable underground metal artists—including Municipal Waste, Wolves in the Throne Room and Torche—have performed at this respected venue. Club My War is the promoter responsible for the first domestic Shrinebuilder show and had brought Municipal Waste to the Relax Bar two years ago.
This Club My War-presented event is a special opportunity to witness the drumming prowess and power of Dave Lombardo in the most intimate of settings, a club that holds no more than 100 people. True fans are urged to experience this masterful performance, as Lombardo’s next stage appearance behind the kit may not be housed in such close quarters.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2010: Club My War presents PHILM (feat. Dave Lombardo) at the Relax Bar, 5511 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 11:30 p.m set time. $10 cover charge. 21 and over.