Original TESTAMENT drummer LOUIE CLEMENTE captured the band’s Long Island set

Willthe original drummer Louie Clement picked up the band’s set at Paramount in Huntington, NY last week. Alex Skolnick posted a picture of Clement with current drummer david lombardo to his Instagram account.

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The message read “FULL CIRCLE (like the shape of a drum): Here’s a special behind-the-scenes highlight, moments before the show on May 5 [at the Paramount] Lou Clement – OG drummer WILL 1.0 (now happily retired) & david lombardodrummer WILL ’22 Huntington, NY.

Clement joined the Will in 1983 and played on their first five albums: The legacy (1987), The new order (1988), Practice what you preach (1989), black souls (1990), and The ritual (1992).

He briefly returned to the band between 2005 and 2006 to play a series of reunion gigs in Europe, but arthritis took its toll, and Clement was forced to leave the tour. The seemingly ubiquitous Lombardo joined Will earlier this year, and the band launched their Bay strikes back Tour with Exodus and Angel of Death Last week.

You can see all the trek dates below.

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5/10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
5/11 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5/12 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater
5/14 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
5/19 – Denver, CO – Summit
5/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
9/9 – Phoenix, Arizona – Van Buren
9/10 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Sunshine Theater
9/12 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion
9/13 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
9/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
9/16 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
9/18 – St. Petersburg, Florida – Janus Live
9/19 – ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Revolution
9/21 – Asheville, NC – Orange peel
9/22 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
9/23 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
9/26 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/27 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
9/28 – Portland, ME – State Theater
9/30 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
10/1 – London, ON – London Music Hall
10/3 – Pi. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/4 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/6 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater
10/8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater
10/10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/12 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/14 – Reno, NV – Freight
10/15 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic

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