Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo mourns the death of his mother

Old KILLER drummer Dave lombardo mourns the death of his mother.

Nicelia Irene Lombardo passed away on December 26, 2021 at the age of 89.

Dave announced her mother’s death in a social media post on Monday, January 10. He wrote: “On December 26, 2021 my amazing mom, Nicelia Irene Lombardo deceased. She was 89 years old. Her last days were lived with a lot of pain and exhaustion. She was a strong and courageous woman, not only in the end, but throughout her journey. She was my first fan. Support from the first note. From spoons, pots and pans to arenas. My favorite producer. Always encouraging my musical endeavors. His positive spirit, his jokes and his daily phone calls will all be missed.

“We love you dearly, Mima. Rest in peace.”

Dave, who was born in Havana, Cuba, but immigrated to Southern California with his parents as a toddler, finally got the chance to perform in his former homeland in 2018 when SUICIDAL TRENDS played two shows in Cuba. The concert on May 7, 2018 at Centro Cultural Club Bariay in Holguin and the concert on May 11, 2018 at Salon Rosado De La Tropical in Havana marked the first time Dave had previously played in the Caribbean nation.

Ask by Meet Graspop Metal what it was like for him to return to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, Dave said: “Magic. I went [there first] in January [2018], and I took my mom. It was all stiff when we got there, but after a week in Cuba and walking, she was like, “Oh, okay. Let’s go. I can walk on my own. Let’s go here, let’s go there. ‘”

He added: “I left when I was 15 or 16 months old – that’s when I left Cuba. And we went to California. So I haven’t been there since. And I came back, and I got to see the house that I was born and I met the people who live there now, who have lived there for 50 years. And I saw my father’s butchers and an apartment which my mom and dad were thinking of buying right on the waterfront. It was beautiful – just two blocks from the Malecón, which is a famous walk you can do in Havana. “

In a 2012 interview with Noise, Lombard spoke about how his Cuban roots affected his musical education. “Living with a Cuban family, my parents used to go to these Latino social clubs when I was a kid,” he said. “I remember being there and seeing the men playing dominoes, drinking coffee and talking about the old country. It was really a family thing. But what I remember most are those dances that ‘they had in clubs. “

He continued, “My mom was trying to get me to go out and dance to the big live bands that were having these social club parties. But I’d be backstage, sitting on a piano stool and watching the musicians in the band. there that my fascination with being a musician started. My mother would get so angry and say, “Come on, Dave! There are pretty girls who want to dance. But I was more interested in watching the band play. “

Lombard, who divides most of his time among the pioneers of the crossover SUICIDAL TRENDS, horror-punk icons DEFICIENCIES, hardcore supergroup DEAD CROSS and M. RING, was effectively dismissed from KILLER after missing the band’s Australian tour in February / March 2013 due to a contractual dispute with other band members. It has since been replaced by Paul bostaph, who was previously KILLERdrummer from 1992 to 2001.

Shortly after his dismissal, Lombard said they discovered that 90 percent of KILLERThe income from the s tour was deducted from expenses, including management fees, costing the band millions and leaving them about 10% to split into quarters. While he and the bassist / singer Tom araya hired auditors to figure out what had happened, Lombard said he was never allowed to see the information obtained.


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