I have to admit that this was one of my most anticipated new releases of this year so far. The debut album from Philm, a supergroup (although I don’t really like the term) of sorts featuring Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc., Fantomas) on drums, Francisco “Pancho” Tomaselli (War) on bass and piano and Gerry Nestler (Civil Defiance) on guitar, vocals and piano.
On paper at least, it has a touch of Them Crooked Vultures about it; Bass player in legendary rock band teaming up with highly regarded contemporary drummer and guitarist/singer. Ostensibly setting out to “re-invent the power trio” this album was recorded at a combination of North Hollywood artist Paula Willigar’s home, Krillion Sound studio and NRG studios. It was produced by Lombardo himself and this just adds to the anticipation of what this record might sonically contain. More »