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.

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.”

Former Exodus Frontman Rob Dukes Says He Is About 90% Recovered After Contracting COVID-19

Former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, he said he is about 90% recovered.

Dukes said the following on the “Talking Metal” podcast:

“I pretty much ended up in the hospital, but only for 12 hours. And then I got quarantined for two weeks at home and was on steroids and a bunch of different other drugs to try to keep me from getting pneumonia. So that’s what I did. I stayed home for a couple of weeks. I had really bad bronchitis. I was coughing so much that it hurt my chest and my throat was all tore up — I was coughing blood. I couldn’t sleep — achy, feverish for the first week. And then I just kept drinking a ton of fucking water — that’s kind of what I did; I was drinking a ton of water. And it was really hard to eat. But then, as soon as I got better, I fucking went on a fucking tear. I probably put on 10 pounds since then. [Laughs]”

“At one point, I was in the shower, and I had to go lay down. I was, like, ‘All right. I’m done.’ I took a cold shower to try to cool my body off, and then I just went and lay in bed. And then another time, I was laying on a couch… I had my wireless headset thing in the car. And I was, like, ‘Oh, let me go grab that.’ And I just walked to my car, which is probably 50 feet. And by the time I got to my car and got back, I had to go lay down for an hour, ’cause I was just so exhausted. It was brutal, man.”

“What this COVID-19 does is it gets in your lungs, and it basically suffocates people to death. It must be a miserable way to die. ‘Cause not being able to take a full breath and being out of breath just walking 20 feet, or 30 feet, was fucking brutal.”

“I’ve been sick a bunch of times, man. This was the sickest I’ve ever been in my life. It was completely debilitating.”

He also added the following when asked how he thinks he got the virus:

“I went to see OVERKILL on Sunday, March [1st], and by March 5th, I was a fucking mess. I saw OVERKILL; I went to see Bobby [‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, OVERKILL singer] and hung out with Bobby. I hung out, watched the crowd. At that time, there was nothing — it was this vague thing on the news; no one was really talking about it at all — enough to make me even contemplate, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t go to a concert.’ I didn’t even think of it twice. So I went. And Bobby actually had a cold. We just hung out for a while, and I went and saw the show… And then, by Wednesday, I didn’t feel good. And Thursday at work, I was just fucked. And by Thursday afternoon, I was, like, ‘I’ve gotta go home.’ I went home, and on Saturday, I went to see my doctor. And he said, ‘Yeah, you’ve got bronchitis. You’ve got an upper respiratory infection. And you should take this.’ And he gave me a drug to take. And he said, ‘If you’re not better by Tuesday, give me a call back.’ And when I called him back, he said, ‘Go to the hospital.’ So I ended up in the hospital that night. And I was there for 12 hours.’

Dukes went on to say he is still “not a hundred percent” recovered:

“I’m probably ninety percent. I still have headaches every day — I get a headache if I strain myself.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Rob Dukes (Ex-Exodus) Joins Machine Head Onstage In Phoenix, Arizona

During their January 16 show in Phoenix, Arizona, Machine Head were joined onstage by former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes. You can see footage of him performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” with the band below:

Dark Angel, Ex-Exodus, Etc. Members Join Forces In Bloodmoon Ritual

Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus), Greg Hall (ex-Sacred Reich), Eric Meyer (Dark Angel), Michael Gonzalez (Dark Angel), and Chris Cannella (Autumn’s End) have joined forces in a new band called Bloodmoon Ritual. The group are promising to “deliver a sonic punch that will absolutely decimate the music world.”

Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Records Guest Solo For Generation Kill

Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) has recorded a guest solo for a new track, titled “Never Relent,” from Generation Kill, the band featuring ex-Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes. The band have been recording a new album with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris.

[via Blabbermouth]

Rob Dukes (Ex-Exodus) Releases Solo EP

Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus) has released a new solo EP. That effort features Dukes along with Jon “Jonny Rod” Ciorciari (JRod Productions), Scott Reeder (Kyuss, etc.), and Craig Cefola (Wheelhouse Junction).

Track listing:

01. “My Whole Life” (feat. Mikey Doling)
02. “Hate Me” (feat. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels)
03. “All Lies”
04. “Disaster”