Sepultura have revealed that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will appear of their new album.
Brazilian thrash metal group Sepultura are currently recording a new album with producer Ross Robinson in Venice California. Blabbermouth reports the band was greeted with some surprising news when Dave Lombardo contacted them and offered to record some drum tracks. Sepultura guitarist wrote on Brazilian website Diario de Pernambuco:
Dave Lombardo, the one and only ex-drummer from SLAYER, also plays with Mike Patton on FANTOMAS, was real close to the studio with his kids and his dog enjoying some time at the beach, Ross asked if he would like to come to the studio and jam something on our album and he said YES! We were so excited, we could not believe that one of our great idols was ready to be a part of our new album.
He came and it was so nice, so special, so awesome! He is one of the nicest guys in business and he enjoyed the idea a lot. Ross and Mike prepared two drum sets on the living room, facing each other, no cymbals, just tribal drums! When the mics were all ready and running Eloy and Dave started playing and the magic was on, so great! The part they recorded will be a special part on the middle of one of the songs, it came out crazy!
Their new album is tentatively scheduled to be released in October.
All of this comes after Slayer decided to tour without Lombardo, something he found out via the internet. The decision has left guitarist Kenny King with mixed feelings toward new drummer Paul Bostaph especially with Jeff Hanneman’s recent passing still on everyone’s mind.