The LA Punk Legends, Amen, have announced that ex-Slayer sticksman Dave Lombardo has officially joined the band. Commenting on the move, Lombardo stated, "I am very proud to have been asked to be part of this amazing production with Casey Chaos and Ross Robinson. My career in thrash was created from my love of the punk genre. There is an excitement in this particular style of music that's vital for me. It's aggressive, honest and needed. I'm looking forward to performing with AMEN before returning to Europe with PHILM in September."

To go with this huge announcement, the band have also unveiled a string of UK dates in support of the new currently untitled album.

Tour dates:
Mon 11th Aug - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 12th Aug - GLASGOW Cathouse
Wed 13th Aug - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Thu 14th Aug - LONDON Underworld
Sat 16th Aug - NORTHAMPTON Alt Fest

Commenting on the recording of the new album frontman Casey Chaos had this to say, "It's great to be working again with Dave, this time in AMEN. He brought so much power, aggression and passion to the music on the new record, in a way only he could only deliver. Without question this is THE most important album I've ever made. I'm looking forward to unleashing it live and destroying ourselves for your pleasure!".


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