David Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a Cuban-American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of American thrash metal band Slayer. Lombardo played drums on nine Slayer albums, including, Reign in Blood (1986) and Christ Illusion (2006). He received critical praise for both of these albums. Lombardo’s music career has spanned forty years, during which he has been involved in the production of thirty-five commercial recordings covering a number of genres. He has performed with numerous bands, including Grip Inc., Fantômas, Testament, and Suicidal Tendencies, in addition to Slayer. Lombardo is currently playing drums with Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle and the Misfits.Lombardo is widely known as an aggressive heavy metal drummer. His drumming has been praised as “astonishingly innovative”. Drummerworld named him “the Godfather of Double Bass”. He has had a significant influence on the metal scene and inspired modern metal drummers, particularly extreme metal drummers.