Back in January, drummer Dave Lombardo made it extremely clear that he had not only exited Philm, but had put an end to Philm. This wasn't an interpretation either – dude literally said "To be clear: I did not 'exit' PHILM, I ENDED PHILM." So it's kind of weird that Philm is noticeably not dead right now, right?
Yes, with the aid of Grammy-award winning drummer Anderson Quintero, Philm will appear at the Ultimate Jam Night at Whisky A Go-Go on September 20. Frontman and guitarist Gerry Nestler had this to say about the sorta-reunion.
"What can I say? The reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. I think the quote from Dave back in January was, 'I did not exit Philm, I ended Philm.' Well, Pancho and I decided to carry on without him, just like the original Philm carried on without Dave and released an album in 2002, albeit under a different name, KKLEQ MUZZIL. So, no, Philm is not over — we are alive and kicking! Not only did we hook up with our new drummer, Anderson Quintero, a few months back, we just finished tracking a new album which is in the final stages of being mixed. No definite release date yet, but we're talking to labels."
So now we wait for Lombardo to potentially fire back, be it simply with words, or with legal matters regarding the continuation of the band.