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TESTAMENT Announces DAVE LOMBARDO As Their New Drummer

Well this is massive news.

Testament 2022
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Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo is the new drummer of Testament, replacing longtime drummer Gene Hoglan who left the band earlier this year. Lombardo originally drummed for the group between 1998 and 1999, and has since played with bands like Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Mr. Bungle.

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"I'll state the obvious, We are more than overwhelmed to welcome back Dave Lombardo to play drums with Testament," said vocalist Chuck Billy. "We are so excited to share the stage again with Lombardo. Dave added immense power when he joined the band for The Gathering, and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to Testament."

"This is a long-awaited reunion that was bound to happen," said Lombardo. "Once upon a time, we created a thrash masterpiece. I have no doubt that our musical chemistry will pick up exactly where we left off. I love the Testament family and am very excited to be joining them once again. Pure brutality awaits."

"Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off," added guitarist Eric Peterson. "There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high!"

Catch Testament with Lombardo at one of the dates below.

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w/ Exodus & Death Angel

4/9 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
4/10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4/13 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
4/15 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
4/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
4/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/21 – Austin, TX – Emo's
4/22 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live
4/23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
4/26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
4/30 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
5/1 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
5/2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
5/5 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
5/6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
5/7 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
5/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
5/11 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5/12 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
5/14 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
5/19 – Denver, CO – Summit
5/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

Testament only

7/9 DE Ballenstedt Rock Harz Festival
7/10 CZ Vizovice Masters of Rock
7/11 PL Krakow Studio (w/ Exodus & Heathen)
7/12 SK Bratislava Refinery Gallery (w/ Sepultura, Exodus, Death Angel, Heathen)
7/14 DE Neukirchen-Vluyn Dong Open Air
7/16 AT Leoben Area 53 Festival
7/17 IT Cremona Luppolo in Rock
7/19 IT Rome Rock in Roma (w/ Exodus, Death Angel, Heathen)
7/21 DE Fritzlar Rock am Stück
7/23 BG Plovdiv Hills of Rock
7/24 RO Sibiu Art Mania
7/26 SI Tolmin Metaldays
7/29 PT Vagos Vagos Metalfest
7/30 ES Burgos Anden 56 (w/ Exodus & Heathen)
7/31 ES Pamplona Totem (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/3 ES Malaga Paris 15 (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/4 ES Villena Leyendas del Rock
8/5 ES Madrid La Riviera (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/6 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/9 FR Bordeaux Rocher de Palmer (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/12 UK Catton Park Bloodstock Festival
8/13 BE Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival
8/14 DE Saarbrücken Garage (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/16 AT Innsbruck Music Hall (w/ Exodus, Heathen)
8/17 DE Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze
8/19 DE Sulingen Reload Festival
8/20 NL Eindhoven Dynamo Metalfest
8/21 FR St. Nolff Motocultor

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