Exodus And Death Angel Members’ AC/DC Tribute Band AC/DZ Announce Livestream Concert

AC/DZ, the AC/DC tribute band featuring Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza and Death Angel drummer Will Carroll, will be playing a livestream concert next month. The virtual event will be held on April 3 at 12:00 p.m. PST and tickets can be found HERE.

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.”

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]

Exodus, Ex-Slayer, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), and Matt Hoffman (Rancid) have shared a quarantine cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck.” You can check that out below:

Demmel commented:

“Back in the early 80′ Zet’s brother John and I convinced him to sing for our band, ON PAROLE. He helped introduce me to the Bay Area music scene and between the 2 of them, tried their best to corrupt my adolescent ways. Zet would sing the lyrics to this song and do his best Jello Biafra impersonation, it’s been embedded in my head so much that I needed to bring it to life and jam this out.

I reached out to Dave Lombardo because I knew he LOVED the DKs and would help me add some power since I tracked 2 over-driven guitar tracks. I then reached out to my bud Lars from RANCID and he suggested the RANCID bass player, Matt who has played the song many times before and would nail it. He did.

I picked this one before all the recent activity so this song isn’t any kind of statement or declaration. It’s 4 dudes jamming music.

Be good to each other all y’all!!!!!”

Watch Exodus, Overkill, Etc. Members Cover Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead”

Jason Bittner (Overkill, Shadows Fall), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Jack Gibson (Exodus), and Felipe Roa (Angor, ex-Shadows Fall) recently joined forces for a quarantine cover of Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead.” You can check that out below:

Watch First Episode Of 2020 Edition Of Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza’s “Menza Mega Video Vault”

The first episode of the 2020 edition of late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza’s “Menza Mega Video Vault” has been shared online. The clip is hosted by Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza and it can be seen below:

Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) On Will Carroll (Death Angel): “I Heard He’s Doing A Lot Better, But The News Is Very Vague”

Upon returning from “The Bay Strikes Back” tour in Europe, Testament’s Chuck Billy tested positive for COVID-19, Exodus’ Gary Holt started exhibiting symptoms of the disease, and Death Angel’s Will Carroll ended up in the hospital. Now, Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza has offered an update on all of his peers in the below video:

Souza said the following:

“You’ve gotta understand that [we were] meeting fans and [we were] meeting different people and [we were] all using the same facilities and the same catering and [we were] all around each other constantly, so it makes good sense why so many people from the tour caught it”

He went on to say that he personally feels “great”:

“If I have [the disease], I don’t have any symptoms of it. I don’t feel bad at all. I am sleeping really well. I feel strong as an ox. I wish the gyms weren’t closed; I’d be there every day, unfortunately.

“The only one from our camp who seems to be sick is Gary, who showed signs of it. But his test won’t come back for quite some time now — seven to 10 days, I believe. Why that is, I don’t know. But him and his wife were tested. Now, I spoke to him this morning, and he feels better, although he still has a little bit of the symptoms sometimes, but he says he feels much better on that.

“Obviously, everybody knows, yesterday, Chuck Billy and his wife Tiffany had went on the Internet and told everybody that they have contracted it as well, which means now more people, it looks like. And I believe there’s two of their techs in their camp, that worked for them, have contracted it as well.

“I don’t even know if Will [has tested] positive. Will Carroll is very sick. He’s in the ICU right now. I heard he’s doing a lot better, but the news is very vague.

“We’re doing all right in the EXODUS camp. Really, Gary’s the only one that’s sick as far as the techs. And the rest of the band, everybody’s doing good. A couple of guys in DEATH ANGEL are not feeling too well but getting better. Chuck and his wife and a couple of their techs not feeling too well, but they’re getting better. So just keep your fingers crossed.”

[via Blabbermouth]