Dave Lombardo- Drums
Gerry Nestler- Vocals, Guitars
Pancho Tomaselli- Bass
Extreme musical playground with no borders.
Without a doubt, every fan of hard rock and extreme metal knows the name Dave Lombardo. For nearly two decades the drummer provided the impulsive, whipping rhythm for thrash metal pioneers Slayer, which is why fans and critics crowned him as the “Godfather of Doublebass“. He also proved his talents outside of the strict thrash corset and cooperated with musicians like Mike Patton (Faith No More), Grip Inc., John Zorn (Blade Runner), The Melvins and many more.
The newest outlet for his extraordinary creativity acts under the banner of PHILM: With his bandmates Gerry Nestler (Civil Defiance; vocals, guitar) and Francisco “Pancho“ Tomaselli (Funk Rockers, Tower Of Power; bass) he has found two companions who also deny any genre restrictions.
On their album “Fire From The Evening Sun“ the trio acts accordingly: free and unlimited. As Lombardo states: “We tend to live on the heavy side, but we also touch on haunting, desolate, ambient sounds.“
The estimation of frontman Gerry Nestler also emphasizes the great variety of the band: “Heavy but sensitive, powerful and atmospheric. The music of PHILM is channeled through the many different influences of drum and bass, expressionism, and underground that is indigenous to the street. “