PHILM Cover BLACK SABBATH's 'Symptom Of The Universe' Live With EXODUS Frontman Rob Dukes
September 20, 2012, 6 years ago
PHILM - comprised of drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) - recently covered the BLACK SABBATH classic 'Symptom Of The Universe' live with EXODUS vocalist Rob Dukes behind the microphone. Check out the footage below:
Anthony Morgan at Metal Forces Magazine recently caught up with Lombardo to discuss Philm. An excerpt from the story is available below:
To critique Philm against Slayer would be a futile endeavour. “You can’t compare it,” the skin-beater feels. “The only thing you can compare to Slayer is the angst in the drumming, the fire in the playing. That’s the only thing. You hear the drum rolls, and it resonates that Slayer style because it’s me. I have a signature style, and that’s the only comparable component in this band.”
Sixties as well as '70s era ensembles generally constitute Philm’s influences. “I really, really enjoyed and grew up listening to CREAM and LED ZEPPELIN, which is what my older brothers would listen to,” Dave remembers. “My older brother Danny would listen to Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Cream, BLIND FAITH, and then my other older brother would listen to Tina Turner, Isaac Hayes, Motown. He was into WAR, TOWER OF POWER, and all that style – all the funk and the r ’n’ b of that era. That’s where this comes from. Slayer was the music that I was into when I was a teenager and then kind of developed and grew with, which was metal. What inspired that was not only punk, but heavy metal like JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN. I was into other styles of music before that though. I was into DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH, so it wasn’t just what influenced Slayer. It goes beyond that, way before that. That’s what this music is; it’s kind of the preempt of what Slayer is.”
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Philm recently issued a video for 'Mild'; a song found on their debut album, Harmonic. The clip was directed by Rick Kosick.