Heavy metal’s most iconic drummer, Dave Lombardo, has shared a video for the track “Separation From The Sacred.” The new song comes from his long awaited solo record, Rites Of Percussion, dropping May 5 via Ipecac Recordings. “Separation From The Sacred” is the second single from Rites Of Percussion.
Dave Lombardo states:
“(Mike) Patton originally gave me the idea as far back as 1998. He introduced me to Tito Puente’s Top Percussion album. I was already familiar with Tito and was a bit shocked that Patton was so musically diverse, and that he surrounded himself with musicians of the same mindset. That inspired me. I have had ideas that I’ve recorded on cassette over the years, but Patton kept insisting that I had to do a ‘drum album.’ So, the idea behind the album is years in the making. I just had to find the right time—for me—to do it.”
“When the pandemic hit, I thought, ‘Well, I can’t tour now. “I immediately started working on the record. It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I had my studio, all my drums. Nothing was in storage for once! My home became a place where I could be free and creative. On the one hand, the touring part of my livelihood had been taken away, but on the other, I finally had the time to educate myself on different software and recording techniques. It was a very educational and gratifying experience.”
Lombardo’s resume includes over 100 studio albums/recordings with Slayer, Grip Inc., Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle, The Misfits, DJ Spooky, John Zorn, Testament, and most recently the soulful duo Venamoris with his wife Paula. Rites Of Percussion was mixed in early 2022 by Lombardo’s son, David A. Lombardo.