With the Slayer situation not seeming like it’s going to resolve itself anytime soon, (former?) drummer Dave Lombardo appears to be moving on by doing the same thing he did last time he left the band – Grip Inc. Originally forming the band in 1993 with guitarist Waldemar Sorychta, the band released four albums, with the last being 2004’s Incorporated. The band’s groove metal style was a little more straightforward than Slayer, sounding a bit more like Machine Head, and Sorychta, who was an accomplished producer in his own right, ensured that the production was top notch. However, with Lombardo in multiple bands even then, Grip Inc. was always a side project.
In a recent interview with Greece’s Rock Overdose, Lombardo said that the band has been resurrected and named Amen vocalist Casey Chaos as their new singer. There’s no word on whether or not there will be a new album, but the band definitely plan on touring. Chaos would be replacing former vocalist Gus Chambers, who died of an accidental overdose of medication and alcohol in 2008.