Blind Illusion, The Boneless Ones, And Jesus Crisis Announce Benefit Show For Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting

Blind Illusion, The Boneless Ones, and Jesus Crisis have announced a benefit show for Exodus drummer Tom Hunting, who is currently battling cancer. The concert will be held on July 17 at On The Y in Sacramento, CA. You can also still donate to Hunting’s GoFundMe campaign HERE.

GoFundMe Campaign For Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Raises Over $80,000 In Less Than A Week

The GoFundMe campaign that was launched for Exodus drummer Tom Hunting following his cancer diagnosis has already raised over $80,000. Among the donations was $5,000 from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and $1,500 from Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho.

Hunting thanked fans for their support on Facebook:

“Hey all. Tom from Exodus here. Just checking in. It’s April 26th. I’m in Northern California, where we just had six inches of snow fall last night. A little [Paul] Baloff birthday snow action.

Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you, everyone. I’m overcome with gratitude and emotion for the donations and all the love and support. I’m doing okay. I had a treatment a couple of weeks ago. I’m going in for another treatment on Wednesday. So far so good. It’s kind of early in the fight. But I feel like I’m gonna crush this like a bug.

Anyways, thanks again, everyone. I love you guys. And we’ll see you soon. Cheers.”

[via Blabbermouth]

GoFundMe Campaign Launched For Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Following Cancer Diagnosis

As previously reported, Exodus drummer Tom Hunting was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. Now, guitarist Gary Holt has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help him out with medical bills.

Holt commented:

“I’ve started a gofund me page for Tom Hunting, who as you may well know, is currently in the beginning phase of his battle against cancer , and you can imagine how the bills are going to stack up, co pays as well as home.

Some people will think “oh rock dudes with albums, must be rich” and shit, but Tom, like many others , worked during this pandemic and global shut down of the music industry. Some shill merch and memorabilia ( yours truly) while Tom, with a life time of experience working with his hands, is a builder. He does construction work on the side.

He can’t now and so let’s help keep him above water during this fight! I dropped a grand to get started( well, someone named Chris was first! Thanks Chris for giving before it was even posted! You rule!👊🏻) If you can help out, as well as share the link, that would be greatly appreciated! Much love from Tom and the Exodus camp🤘🏻”

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]

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”