Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Diagnosed With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Exodus’ Tom Hunting has revealed that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. The drummer went on to say that he will begin treatment for the disease today (April 13).

Hunting issued the following statement:

“Today I will be starting treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma. It’s a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in February.

I’m making this public to raise awareness for people to pay attention to symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues. If they persist, please go get it checked out.

I’m not gonna be sheepish talking about it. I feel that if I can help someone with what I’ve learned, or someone out there has information to share with me, it’s a win-win! When you can name the enemy, it’s empowering, and you’re 1 step closer to killing it!

Ok, you’ve heard the bad news. The good news is he feels great physically! I’m gonna beat this like a fucking snare drum that owes me money!!! I’ve had great doctors and a great support system that is an army in itself. I’m ready for the fight!

We have a lot to celebrate this year with the release of what will be a career-defining album and tours to follow! I’m stoked for everyone to hear it, and even more excited to get out there and play some of it! I will see you all very soon! CHEERS!!!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Exodus Frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza Shares Director’s Cut Of His Discussion With The Band’s Former Singer Rob Dukes

Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza has shared the director’s cut of his conversation with the band’s former singer Rob Dukes. You can check that out below. The discussion was previously only available as part of a pay-per-view event in December 2020.

Steve “Zetro” Souza On New Exodus Album: “It’s Fucking Heavy As Shit”

Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza recently discussed the band’s new album, “Persona Non Grata,” in a new “Zetro’s Toxic Vault” video. The effort is expeted to be released this summer and Zetro had the following to say about it:

“The EXODUS fans are not gonna be disappointed. It’s fucking heavy as shit, it’s fast, it’s brutal, it’s violent. The lyrical content is very deep and very heavy. [Guitarist] Gary Holt wrote some really great compositions on this. And the whole band, as a band, performed really well on this. It seemed like we were all hungry again going after it. We were so excited to be together for some reason. We have Gary back, and we know that he’s not gonna be going away to tour [with SLAYER] anytime soon, so we knew that this was gonna be a very important record, which it is. And you’ll hear that when it finally gets released.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Current And Former Exodus Singers Steve “Zetro” Souza And Rob Dukes Team Up For Pre-Recorded Pay-Per-View Conversation

Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza and the band’s former singer Rob Dukes recently took part in a discussion together for an upcoming pay-per-view event. Grey Haven Media will stream that conversation on December 26 and it will be available for 48 hours. Tickets can be found HERE.

The following was said about the chat:

“You won’t want to miss the first of its kind interview! Rob Dukes drops in Zetro’s Toxic Vault for a +1hr discussion. This is raw and uncensored with no stone left unturned. Answers to the ultimate questions of life, the universe and everything. Well, maybe not but it will be entertaining and of course all things metal! Grab a drink, smoke, settle in and get this on your TV for the ultimate in viewing pleasure!”

Souza commented:

“This was the most insightful discussion I have had on the Vault. I learned things about Exodus! My producer and I had discussed what to do with this interview. We decided on a pay-per-view event to cover expenses. Don’t worry, this groundbreaking interview will be up on the Toxic Vault at some point. We thank you for the support!”

Dukes added:

“Hello people, last weekend I sat down with Zet for a conversation that spanned my life before during and after Exodus. It was a really great talk, and after not knowing Zet, really, our friendship is cemented in fronting a legendary band. We told road stories and had some good laughs and some cool moments. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.”

Exodus Reveal New Album Title

Exodus have confirmed that their new album will be titled “Persona Non Grata.” The band produced the effort themselves along with engineer Steve Laguidi. Andy Sneap (Judas Priest) is currently mixing the record and a summer 2021 release is being planned.

Former Exodus Guitarist Rick Hunolt To Guest On The Band’s New Album

Former Exodus guitarist Rick Hunolt has contributed a guest solo to the band’s new album. Guitarist Gary Holt said the following about that:

“Rick Hunolt laying down a SICK guest solo on this record! And by the way, MY TRACKS ARE DONE!!!!!”

Steve “Zetro” Souza Says Exodus’ New Album Will Be “An Absolute Thrash Metal Masterpiece”

Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza recently discussed the band’s upcoming album during an episode of his “Zetro’s Toxic Vault” series. According to him, the effort will be “an absolute thrash metal masterpiece.”

The singer said the following:

“This album has everything that a heavy metal fan and EXODUS fan wants. It’s very brutal, it’s very violent, it’s very fast. The lyrics are very aggressive and really deep subject matter. It doesn’t disappoint.

As for [guitarist] Gary Holt, him being the major songwriter and the main songwriter, I feel that he’s written an absolute masterpiece — an absolute thrash metal masterpiece. It’s got all of the elements that an EXODUS record should have. It’s not even done yet, and I’m really already proud of it.”

Souza went on to say that the record is “quite fucking brutal.” He continued:

“If I was to let you know where I’m at right now vocally, I am two-thirds done through the album. Actually, I’ve been kicking ass lately, and the songs are heavy.

A lot of different Zetro going on on this album, I think. There’s a lot of hills and valleys. I explored a lot of different angles, and I think that everybody’s gonna really like it.

I’ve gotta say, me as being a heavy metal fan, this is a great heavy metal record, man. To me, it is. And it’s not even done. Leads aren’t even really on the thing yet, so there’s still a lot of work to get done. And [mixer] Andy Sneap has not even gotten it in his hands yet fully. Actually, the only things at this time that are fully done are the drums. So, other than that, we’re all still kind of piecing it together. I think Gary just finished his last rhythm — I believe his rhythms are now finished. So it’s on to finishing the vocals, playing lead guitar and [bassist] Jack [Gibson] finishing what he has left to do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tom Hunting Finishes Tracking Drums For New Exodus Album

Tom Hunting has finished tracking drums for the new Exodus album. Frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza confirmed the news on Instagram:

“The master Mr Tom Hunting standing behind his arsenal that he played on , on this record !!Drums are done !!! Crushing !! Starting vocals tomorrow!!! I’m telling you metalheads !!! This shit is BRUTAL!!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gary Holt On New Exodus Music: “The Aggression And Energy Level Is Too High To Measure”

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has shared a photo of him and drummer Tom Hunting working on music for their next album. He also added the following caption:

We are creating some INSANE shit! I’m telling ya, this record is gonna be pure fire. The aggression and energy level is too high to measure”