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Lombardo back with Slayer, says respect eases the way

Slayer — from left, Dave Lombardo, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Tom Araya — is among the acts set for the Mayhem Festival.
Photographer: Mark Selinger
Slayer — from left, Dave Lombardo, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Tom Araya — is among the acts set for the Mayhem Festival.
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Dave Lombardo’s second go-around with Slayer has been considerably easier than his first. In 2001, Slayer’s drummer — whose double-bass pounding and speedy fills inspired a generation of speed and thrash metal bands — rejoined the band he helped found after 10 years away from the group because of personal issues. Since then, he has shifted right back into the Slayer lifestyle, playing on two albums, 2006’s “Christ Illusion” and 2009’s “World Painted Blood,” with ...

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