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Dave Lombardo Teams With Dead Cross Bandmate In New Industrial Project Satanic Planet


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Drummer Dave Lombardo is a man of many projects and even while in quarantine, he is adding another to his resume. The ex-Slayer percussionist recently got out of the studio with both Mr. Bungle for their re-recording of their early ‘The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” and a new studio album from Dead Cross.

While those records are both in post-production, Lombardo has been enlisted by his Dead Cross bandmate Justin Pearson (also of The Locust, etc. fame) and Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.) for a new industrial-themed project dubbed Satanic Planet. Lombardo recently told Rolling Stone of that undertaking:

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“The name of it is Satanic Planet. It’s with Justin Pearson, who’s in Dead Cross as well. And Luke Henshaw, who he works with pretty closely. And Luke also worked on some of the remixes that we featured on our EP.

And some of the vocals are done by the head of the Satanic Temple. This is through his affiliation with Justin, so they decided to create an album that’s kind of influenced by Anton LaVey’s early album that he recorded of one of his Black Masses.

So we took influence from that. What was supposed to be one song ended up being the whole record. They liked what I did and so I’ve been tackling that nightly. I usually start around midnight and go till around three in the morning [laughs].

But yeah, it’s kind of cool; it’s fun. Like I said, it’s been keeping me busy. And other little odd-and-end jobs that I’ve been doing.”

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