TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick recently posted a photo of the band’s current drummer Dave Lombardo and original TESTAMENT drummer Louie Clemente.
The photo was taken backstage before TESTAMENT’s May 5 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Skolnick captioned the photo: “FULL CIRCLE (like the shape of a drum): Here’s a special backstage highlight, moments before showtime, May 5 @TheParamountNY Lou Clemente – OG drummer of TESTAMENT 1.0, (now happily retired) & Dave Lombardo, drummer of TESTAMENT ’22 Huntington, NY”.
Clemente was part of TESTAMENT’s original lineup, playing with the band from 1983 to 1985, 1986 – 1993 and then again from 2005 to 2006.
In 2006, Clemente’s arthritis forced him to leave the group, with TESTAMENT ultimately recruiting ex-SLAYER/FORBIDDEN drummer Paul Bostaph, followed by ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan in 2010 and finally ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo in 2022.
FULL CIRCLE (like the shape of a drum):
Here’s a special backstage highlight, moments before showtime, May 5 @TheParamountNY –
Lou Clemente – OG drummer of Testament 1.0, (now happily retired) & Dave Lombardo, drummer of Testament ‘22 pic.twitter.com/H7HtdSAOCD
— Alex Skolnick 🇺🇦 (@AlexSkolnick) May 7, 2022