Dave Lombardo Focuses On Grip Inc. & Philm
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo won't be waiting around for his contractual dispute with the band to be resolved – he has plans to continue playing with Philm and Grip Inc.
Lombardo revealed that while he would like to be with Slayer, at the moment everything is just in a “wait and see” stage so he’s keeping himself busy with other projects. He says he's ready to revive Grip Inc., by possibly adding Amen frontman Casey Chaos as vocalist. He also considers Philm his "main band," who is set to return to the stage April 20 and 21 at the Second Skin Club in Athens, Greece.
Lombardo’s issues with Slayer began prior to their Australian tour earlier this year. At the time, Lombardo stated that he started looking at the band’s finances and questioned how things were being done. After going to guitarist Kerry King to bring up what he discovered, he was later informed that he was being replaced for the Australian run by Jon Dette, who was already set to sub for Anthrax’s absent skinbeater Charlie Benante during the trek Down Under.