Dave Lombardo Says He Outgrew Slayer's Shock Tactics

. (Classic Rock) Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo says that he grew out of the band's violent imagery that helped draw attention to them early in their career. And the Philm sticksman says he's happy to have been able to branch out and show another side to his musicianship since being fired from the group in 2013.

He tells the Belfast Telegraph: "When you're a kid and you're rebellious you want to shock people - and that's basically what we did. I don't feel that way now. I feel there are other ways to gain attention through music - by musicianship.

"At the time we had all these religious fanatics that were pointing at rock bands, saying that if you run the record backwards it says whatever about Satan. Come on, really? Who has the time to play a record backwards?" Read more here.

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