DAVE LOMBARDO Explains How The “Angel Of Death” Drum Fill Is Inspired By Latin Jazz

Must read

3 Office REITs With Yields Up To 27.35%

Office real estate investment trusts (REITs) are companies that own, operate and/or finance income-generating office properties.Just the same as other REITs, they provide an...

House Oversight Republican Admits They Have No Evidence Of Biden Bribe

Rep. Nick Langworthy (R-NY) tried to walk back the claims that Biden took a bribe by saying on Fox News...

This Bag Is My New Quiet Luxury Go-To Accessory — For Under $200

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by...

House Republicans Have Already Collapsed Under MAGA Mike Johnson

Rep. George Santos is fighting with Republicans who want to expel him while Rep, Marjorie Taylor Greene is fighting with Rep. Chip...

Saying Dave Lombardo is talented is an understatement. Lombardo has drummed for everyone from thrash titans like Slayer and Testament, to punk rock legends like Suicidal Tendencies and Misfits, has gotten downright weird with Mr. Bungle and Dead Cross, and even shows off his chops on his most recent solo stuff.

In an interview with New Noise Magazine, Lombardo explained about how much his cultural background had an impact on his style as a drummer, and how those influences made their way to some of iconic Slayer songs.

“Let’s say, for example, ‘Angel of Death’ and that drum break with the double bass. Everybody knows that piece. I think the double bass is, like, 32nd notes. And then, over that rhythm, I hit a series of syncopated tom hits. I did a very typical Tito Puente, ‘de, dot, dot, dot, dot,’ and then it went back into the thrash beat. ‘

As life went on, Lombardo said he realized the inspiration had come from Latin jazz: “Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell were very jazz-oriented, but those kinds of syncopated patterns are very Caribbean, or Latin jazz or Cuban based. So I later realized that I’m very influenced instinctually and unconsciously by Cuban music, or Afro Caribbean rhythms.”

Lombardo debut solo album Rites Of Percussion was mixed by Lombardo‘s son David A. Lombardo, mastered by by John Golden at Golden Mastering, and given artwork by Luke Insect. You can get your copy here.

Want More Metal? Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter

Enter your information below to get a daily update with all of our headlines and receive The Orchard Metal newsletter.

More articles

Latest article

ICYMI, Nordstrom Rack Is A Goldmine For Under-$25 Gifting

Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom Rack.Finding the perfect gift while sticking to a budget is stressful — but it doesn’t have to be. That’s where Nordstrom Rack...

Charlie Munger Said Healthcare Providers Artificially Prolong Death To Make More Money, Compares Patients To African Carcass

Billionaire investor Charlie Munger has been vocal in expressing his concerns about U.S. healthcare, stating that it is "shot through with rampant waste" and...

PayPal Tumbles After Firm Forecasts Little Profit Growth in 2024

(Bloomberg) -- PayPal Holdings Inc. shares tumbled late Wednesday after the company said it expects earnings to be flat this year as it continues...

Kyrsten Sinema Gets No Special Deal From Schumer And Is Caucusing With Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema did not get a special...