As if Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, The Misfits, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Grip Inc., Slayer) isn’t already one of the coolest drummers on the planet. That’s a given. Well, now Dave can add scoring the film Los Ultimos Frikis to his extensive resume!
Lombardo’s debut film score is showcased this weekend. Director Nicholas Brennan’s Los Ultimos Frikis takes a look at Cuban metal band ZEUS and their 30-year career.
Lombardo says, “When Nick told me his vision for this documentary I was immediately intrigued by the story because it could have been mine. When he asked me to score the film, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It couldn’t have been a more perfect match for my debut at a new form of musical expression. I have been on a path of making music solely for myself and various bands for 37 years. This is for the people of my birthplace. This is for my blood and for healing.”
Says director Nicholas Brennan, “Los Ultimos Frikis is the culmination of a cross-border collaboration between Cuban and American filmmakers, musicians and artists who have worked together over the past decade to share this unheard story from Cuba with the world. It’s an important example for our current times of how collaboration and friendship can overcome our political differences. Partnering with Dave Lombardo on this film has been one of the pinnacles of my creative career. Dave has brought a deeply personal and creative weight to his music in this film, informed both by his Cuban roots as well our shared time together in Havana over the past few years. With the film’s original score, Dave pours his heart into the music, blending Cuban rhythms, a deeply emotional sensitivity, and his metal instincts to echo the powerful, impactful story of ZEUS as it unfolds on screen.”
The DOC NYC world premiere of Los Ultimos Frikis is this Sunday, November 10 at the SVA Theatre, located at 333 W. 23rd Street in Manhattan.
Nice one, Dave! Love your work.