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Original TESTAMENT Drummer LOUIE CLEMENTE Attends Band’s Concert On Long Island

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick recently posted a photo of the band's current drummer Dave Lombardo and original Testament drummer Louie Clemente.

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TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick recently posted a photo of the band’s current drummer Dave Lombardo and original TESTAMENT drummer Louie Clemente.

The photo was taken backstage before TESTAMENT’s May 5 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

Skolnick captioned the photo: “FULL CIRCLE (like the shape of a drum): Here’s a special backstage highlight, moments before showtime, May 5 @TheParamountNY Lou Clemente – OG drummer of TESTAMENT 1.0, (now happily retired) & Dave Lombardo, drummer of TESTAMENT ’22 Huntington, NY”.

Clemente was part of TESTAMENT’s original lineup, playing with the band from 1983 to 1985, 1986 – 1993 and then again from 2005 to 2006.

In 2006, Clemente’s arthritis forced him to leave the group, with TESTAMENT ultimately recruiting ex-SLAYER/FORBIDDEN drummer Paul Bostaph, followed by ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan in 2010 and finally ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo in 2022.