Billboard.com is reporting that SLAYER's Dave Lombardo has collaborated with DJ SPOOKY on "Drums of Death", a collection of material that is being described as "a sort of homage to Def Jam's pioneering rock-rap fusions of the '80s."
Due April 26 on Thirsty Ear, "Drums of Death" offers new versions of PUBLIC ENEMY's "B-Side Wins Again" (featuring guitar from LIVING COLOUR's Vernon Reid),"Brothers Gonna Work It Out" and "Public Enemy No.1", alongside originals like "Quantum Cyborg Drum Machine".
Lombardo, who is believed to have recorded his tracks for the project in the spring of 2003, is best known for providing SLAYER's punishing thrash-metal pulse. However, Spooky says "Drums of Death" also demonstrates Lombardo's "amazing precision" and funky drumming chops. "I didn't need to get Dave to flip hip-hop," he says. "He can play any style, and that's what made this mad cool to check out."
Read more at Billboard.com.