Grip Inc. will reunite thanks to efforts on the part of drummer extraordinaire Dave Lombardo, who left his original band Slayer in 1992 and has suffered an unstable relationship with his bandmates since then. Now Lombardo has his sights set on resurrecting Grip Inc., along with AMEN’s Casey Chaos.
Allegedly the band will reform with a dramatic bang, heralding a new tour and newly recorded album within the next little while. Chaos will be featured on vocals.
For more information on Lombardo’s connections to Slayer, you can read here about the band’s recent decision to tour without him, here about his inevitable replacement, and a tribute dedicated to Jeff Hanneman here.