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Testament - Dave Lombardo Announces Departure From Band


After rejoining Testament over a year ago, drummer Dave Lombardo just announced on his Facebook page that he has once again left the band, citing scheduling conflicts as the reasons. Lombardo was previously in Testament during 1998-1999, when he appeared on their eighth studio album The Gathering. The band, who will soon be heading out to Latin America with Kreator, has yet to announce a replacement for him.

Lombardo issued the following statement regarding his latest departure: "We knew 2022 was going to be relatively easy, as far as schedules go, between myself and Testament. Unfortunately, 2023 has not been so easy. After months of trying to work out specific tour dates, our schedules are just conflicting too much to make sense this year. Therefore, I will not be joining Testament for their 2023 tour dates.

"We are all thrilled that we were able to share the stage last year, it’s some thing we wanted to do for a very long time. I had an amazing experience with the band and am wishing them all the best moving forward. To the Testament fans, thank you for welcoming me, making every show a killer experience, and for your understanding as we all move forward."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Testament
Posted: 13.04.2023 by Metal God


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13.04.2023 - 22:13
ScreamingSteelUS
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Easy come, easy go. I'm so lukewarm about Testament's last couple of albums that I hadn't allowed myself to get my hopes up over the possibility of a new studio album with Lombardo, and I'd rather have him jettison Testament than Dead Cross or Mr. Bungle.
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14.04.2023 - 10:52
DarkWingedSoul
Gene will come back ? Paul Bostaph maybe
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14.04.2023 - 12:35
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Written by ScreamingSteelUS on 13.04.2023 at 22:13

Easy come, easy go. I'm so lukewarm about Testament's last couple of albums that I hadn't allowed myself to get my hopes up over the possibility of a new studio album with Lombardo, and I'd rather have him jettison Testament than Dead Cross or Mr. Bungle.

Does aerucke said he left, hiatus from live to me.
I agree, Dead Cross sucks, Mr. Bungle is ok band, but Charly Benante can step in, he should stay in this band.
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14.04.2023 - 19:40
qlacs
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I was really looking forward to what they could do in studio with Dave...
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15.04.2023 - 02:57
sbgmetal
I like paul
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22.04.2023 - 00:03
Novas
Meh, Lombardo is overrated anyway. Paul has more groove. Gene has more technical. Much rather even John Tempesta to come back. But ya know, guess we'll see if the new guy works out. I've seen Testament four times, but twice with Dave, and he wasn't that great compared to the energy Gene & Paul had on stage. Fast & repetitive is best for Dave
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