Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to join reunited Misfits

Lombardo confirms rumour that he’s set to join band

Dave Lombardo, a founding member of Slayer, is to join the Misfits for their reunion tour.

The American-Cuban drummer confirmed that he will be performing with the reformed band in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal,” said Lombardo. “It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”


The Misfits was formed in 1977 by founding singer Danzig and bassist Jerry Only. When the band split in 1983, Danzig embarked on a successful solo career. Only later reformed the group without Danzig in 1995, taking on lead vocal duties from 2001.

It was recently announced that Danzig and Only will reunite, along with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (who originally served in the band from 1980–1983 and then again between 1995–2001).


Billing themselves as ‘The Original Misfits’, the reformed group will play Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver from September 2-4 and then Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago from September 16-18. No other live dates have been announced.

Speaking of Lombardo’s announced, Danzig said: ”I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released,” Danzig says. “Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”

In 2015, Danzig hinted at a reunion by donning the band’s famous skull make-up for the first time in 35 years.