Far from being a typical three-piece anchored by a famous drummer, PHILM--the power trio forged by Dave Lombardo--is creatively audacious in its own right. The Los Angeles-based band is rounded out by vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler and Pancho Tomaselli on bass. Together, like eccentric laboratory scientists tweaking new concoctions, they explore new realms rooted in heavy, pulsating rock but daring enough to dabble in thrash and jazz. "It's definitely not a side project, it's a band," Lombardo tells the Weekly. "We all have the same goal and are working hard in continuing the creative process."
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