PHILM, the Los Angeles power trio featuring Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, War’s Pancho Tomaselli and Gerry Nestler of Civil Defiance, have signed to Ipecac Recordings and will release their debut album, Harmonic, on May 15.
“When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to Slayer’s sound,” explains Lombardo.   “They couldn’t be more different.   I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent of the drummers from the late ’60s that influenced me.   Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as ‘rhythmic emotion.”   It’s almost like taking all the heavy songs of the ’60s and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today.” /

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