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DAVE LOMBARDO on Scoring the Metal Doc. Los Últimos Frikis, Returning to Cuba & His Friendship with Mike Patton

Photo by Mathieu Bredeau

He's a living legend in heavy metal. The drummer's drummer and the cornerstone to perhaps the greatest thrash metal band ever. Previous comments aside, Dave Lombardo requires no introduction.

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With nearly four decades of liquidating faces under his belt, and with time punched in projects past and present including but not limited to Slayer, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, Lombardo is damn near peerless behind the kit.

After dabbling once again into the world of film – this time scoring and serving as executive producer on the documentary film Los Últimos Frikis, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of Cuban metal band Zeus – Lombardo only continues to flex as one of heavy metal's more diverse and endearing figures.

The man himself sat down with Metal Injection for a deep dive into Los Últimos Frikis, his connection to his home country of Cuba and his first ever return to the island, adapt