Sepultura are not fucking around with this new record they are working on right now. They reunited with producer Ross Robinson, who helped them with their biggest release, Roots. And now, they enlisted founding Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to guest on the record.
Lombardo is keeping busy since having that messy falling out with Slayer. He's been working on a new record with his band, Philm and decided to stop by the Sepultura studio to lay down some guest-drumming.
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser posted an in-depth studio update which revealed Lombardo's involvement:
“Next morning we were preparing to record the second guitar when Ross [Robinson, producer] received a message on his phone, he was really excited about it so he stopped everything to tell us what was going on: Dave Lombardo, the one and only ex-drummer from Slayer, also plays with Mike Patton on Phantomas, 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 [Casagrande, drums] 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!
“We just have to thank Mr. Lombardo and his family for this opportunity. Thank you Dave, we will never forget this, it’s a real honor to have you on the album!”
Here's a photo of said jam:
This is basically the most I've ever been excited about a Sepultura record since Max left. I'm not expecting a mind-blowing, game-changing release, but it's certainly something I will listen to front to back when it's released, especially to hear this tribal drumming!
Am I the only who's pumped for this?