While on tour with SLAYER in Europe, drummer Dave Lombardo took advantage of a day off to pay a visit to the Paiste factory to witness firsthand how the best-sounding cymbals are made. Check out the footage below.
Lombardo is a Cuban-American heavy metal drummer best known for his work with American thrash metal band SLAYER. Lombardo‘s music career has spanned more than 25 years, during which he has been involved in the production of more than 30 commercial recordings spanning a number of major genres with bands such as GRIP INC., FANTÔMAS, and TESTAMENT in addition to SLAYER.
Lombardo‘s musical interest was sparked by playing along to a SANTANA record with bongo drums and was later influenced by the musical styles of LED ZEPPELIN and KISS.
Lombardo is known as an aggressive heavy metal drummer and his use of the drums have been called “astonishingly innovative”and earned him the title “the godfather of metal double bass” from Drummer World. Over his career, he has had a significant influence on the metal scene, and has inspired many modern metal drummers.