Dave Lombardo On The Possibility Of A Slayer Reunion

The rock world is being revived with many reunion news lately. First Pantera’s confirmed reunion, then the rumors about a Van Halen tribute show, Blink-182’s original line-up coming together… Slayer also ended its music career about three years ago, and fans have eagerly awaited similar news from them. However, that will remain just a distant dream, judging by what original drummer Dave Lombardo, long absent from the band, said in a recent interview with Louder Sound.

“I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” said the drummer when asked if he would return to the band if he were invited for a reunion. “But, yeah, I’d listen to whatever it is they had to say. That’s it; you can’t go any further than that.”

Some rock bands, especially in the ’90s and early 2000s, heavily impacted the scene and became a huge part of the formative listening experience of many then-young metalheads. Therefore, the idea of ​​returning to those legendary days, even the rumor of a reunion project, is enough to get many listeners incredibly excited. For Slayer, unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case, judging by the original drummer’s words.

Slayer gave its last concert in November 2019, wrapping up its Farewell Tour, which consisted of 147 shows worldwide. Although Lombardo played with them occasionally after leaving the band in the early ’90s, he did not attend this performance. Even though they are retired from the stage, the audience remains devoted to the metal revolutionists, and they still have millions of monthly listeners online.