David “Dave” Lombardo is a three-time nominated, two time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of American thrash metal band Slayer.
Lombardo played drums on nine Slayer albums, including the 1986 album Reign in Blood, which All Music called “groundbreaking”, and the 2006 album Christ Illusion, for which he received critical praise.
Lombardo’s music career has spanned more than thirty years, during which he has been involved in the production of thirty-five commercial recordings covering a number of genres.
He has performed with numerous bands, including Grip Inc., Fantomas, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, in addition to Slayer. Lombardo is currently playing drums with Suicidal Tendencies., Dead Cross and The Misfits.