Dave Lombardo: 'Believe It or Not, Metal Has a Lot of Boundaries'

artist: Dave Lombardo date: 04/16/2014 category: general music news
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Dave Lombardo: 'Believe It or Not, Metal Has a Lot of Boundaries'
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently talked about his musical and playing preferences, dubbing the metal genre far too limited.

Discussing "weirder" projects like Fantomas or Zorn, Dave told Cyclic Defrost, "I've always been a fan of music that is left of center. It wasn't until i started to work with [Mike] Patton that i realized i had the instinctual ability to play avant-garde style of music.

"When Patton introduced me to the first Fantomas demos I felt very comfortable and connected with the music," he continued. "When I performed 'Xu Feng' for the first time with John Zorn and his ensemble, I was comfortable and uninhibited. This is the most pure form of musical self-expression."

Touching on the matter of metal, Lombardo added, "I get the chance to play drums without limits, believe it or not metal has a lot of boundaries. When I play with these artists, the intensity and dynamics are so great because we're tapping into so many genre's. Quite honestly... most music, in comparison, feels less exciting for me."

As for Dave's relationship with Slayer, the drummer recently noted that the chances of his return are as close to zero as they can get. "I don't think that's ever gonna happen again," he briefly said.
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