EXODUS Drummer Reveals The 'Coolest' Part Of Being A Touring Musician (Video)

October 13, 2016

Thomann conducted an interview with drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS on August 18 at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked if he listens to other genres of music, Hunting said: "Oh, man, when I'm at home, I'll have days where I'll just [listen to] ZZ TOP, days where I play JOURNEY. Sometimes back even farther to old funk music, COMMODORES, IKE & TINA TURNER, that kind of stuff. I like all kinds of music."

Regarding what the coolest thing is about being a touring musician, Hunting said: "When I was a kid doing it, it was more about the party, and now that I'm an older man still doing it, I think it's more about the journey. Meeting these people and having crew people that are friends from over here that have worked with us for years and years, there's no other business you can be in, I think, to form those kind of friendships, and I think it's special. And the two times that I stepped away from the band, I really missed that part of it."

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently told FM99 that he will begin writing songs for the band's next album in January for a tentative fall 2017 release.

As previously reported, EXODUS will return to Europe as part of the colossal "Battle Of The Bays" European tour in late October and early November, alongside famed Florida death metal squad OBITUARY. Support will come from influential groove crossover metallers PRONG and Australian wrecking machine KING PARROT.

EXODUS's 2014 album, "Blood In Blood Out", was the band's first effort since the departure of EXODUS's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve "Zetro" Souza, who previously fronted the group from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.

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