Dave Lombardo Shares Fierce Song From New Band With Biffy Clyro Members
UPDATE (March 24, 2023): Empire State Bastard have shared their debut song "Harvest," which can be heard in full toward the bottom of the page.
The group, called a "grindcore extreme metal" band in a press release, makes a screeching style of screamo-indebted metal that borders on hardcore punk but still includes more dynamic passages.
In addition to Neil and Lombardo, Empire State Bastard features Biffy Clyro live guitarist Mike Vennart (ex-Oceansize) and bassist Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon).
Last week, Lombardo announced his first-ever solo album, the instrumental Rites of Percussion. The drummer co-founded Slayer, a "Big Four" thrash act, with Kerry King, Tom Araya and the late Jeff Hanneman in 1981. Slayer disbanded in 2019 after a farewell tour with then-drummer Paul Bostaph.
See Empire State Bastard's tour dates under the clip. The group's U.K. shows this month are sold out.
Empire State Bastard, "Harvest"
Empire State Bastard 2023 Tour Dates
March 26 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse *
March 27 – Manchester, England @ Rebellion Club *
March 28 – London, England @ Underworld Camden *
June 15-18 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
July 5-8 – Cheltenham, England @ 2000trees
Aug. 16-19 – Compton Martin, England @ Arctangent
* Sold out