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New track from Dave Lombardo, “Separation from the Sacred”

Author Hernan Osuna - 31.3.2023

Cuban-American drummer Dave Lombardo has shared the second single, “Separation from the Sacred”, from his upcoming debut solo record, “Rites of Percussion”, coming 5th May via Ipecac Recordings.

Lombardo is one of the busiest musicians working right now. Never one to rest on his laurels, the drumming pioneer recently released new albums with Dead Cross and Venamoris, and announced Empire State Bastard, a new project with members of Biffy Clyro who have just shared a new single. He will also be hitting the road with Mr. Bungle and The Misfits in the coming months, as well as festival appearances with John Zorn (including Big Ears Fest in April).

The recording process of the film score-like album had a simple mantra: drums had to be drums. Mixed in early 2022 by Lombardo’s son, David A. Lombardo, the self-produced release features a large concert bass drum, a timpani, a grand piano, and a flock of shakers, maracas, Chinese and symphonic gongs, Native American drums, congas, timbales, bongos, batás, wood blocks, djembes, ibos, darbukas, octobans, cajóns, and cymbals.

“Rites of Percussion” tracklist:

Initiatory Madness
Separation from the Sacred
Inner Sanctum
Journey of the Host
Maunder in Liminality
Blood Let