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Dave Lombardo
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Dave Lombardo of Slayer performing in 2009
Background information
Birth nameDavid Lombardo
Born (1965-02-16) February 16, 1965 (age 56)
Havana, Cuba
OriginSouth Gate, California, USA
GenresThrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal, death metal, groove metal, avant-garde metal
Years active1979–present
Associated actsSlayer, Philm, Grip Inc., Fantômas, Testament, Apocalyptica, Voodoocult

David Lombardo (born February 16, 1965 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban American musician, best known as the co-founder and drummer of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Lombardo has also been a part of his side project Grip Inc., Fantômas, Philm, and Testament. He was born in Havana and moved to South Gate, California with his family when he was two years old. He was given his first drum set at the age of ten.[1] He was given the title "the godfather of double bass" from Drummer World.[2] He is known as an inspiration to many modern metal drummers, mainly within both the thrash and death metal genres.

He left Slayer in 2013 and was replaced by Paul Bostaph.[3] After he left Slayer, he decided to reform his side project Grip Inc.[4]

Lombardo now plays for Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, and The Misfits.