June 7, 2023

Dave Lombardo has shared “Separation from the Sacred,” the second single from his forthcoming debut solo album Rites of Percussion, arriving Might fifth.

It’s one other spectacular instrumental observe from the legendary drummer. Right here he strips right down to a minimal tribal beat, largely foregoing cymbals for the pitter-patter of the skins and complex rim work together with his sticks.

“Separation from the Sacred” and the remainder of Rites of Percussion was recorded totally with drum percussion sans extraneous instrumentation akin to synths or guitars. Nonetheless, on the 2 tracks we’ve heard from the LP, Lombardo nonetheless manages to carve out some compelling non-drum sounds utilizing an enormous arsenal of percussive devices: a big live performance bass drum, a timpani, a grand piano, and a flock of shakers, maracas, Chinese language and symphonic gongs, Native American drums, congas, timbales, bongos, batás, wooden blocks, djembes, ibos, darbukas, octobans, cajóns, and cymbals.

“It was one of many biggest experiences I’ve ever had,” Lombardo mentioned of recording the album. “I had my studio, all my drums. Nothing was in storage for as soon as! My dwelling turned a spot the place I may very well be free and artistic. On the one hand, the touring a part of my livelihood had been taken away, however on the opposite, I lastly had the time to coach myself on totally different software program and recording methods. It was a really instructional and gratifying expertise.”

The solo album is just one of Lombardo’s many energetic initiatives. He just lately introduced his involvement in a brand new band, Empire State Bastard, with members of Biffy Clyro, and is about to drum for Mr. Bungle and the Misfits on their upcoming tour dates. Tickets for Mr. Bungle can be found right here, whereas Misfits tix may be bought right here.

Pre-order Rites of Percussion through Amazon and stream “Separation from the Sacred” beneath.

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