Steve “Zetro” Souza is Back!
Published June 9, 2014 | By Ms. A
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2014
Original Thrash Metal Architects EXODUS Get Back to Their Roots – Steve “Zetro” Souza is Back!
New Album Coming Late 2014 via Nuclear Blast
EXODUS – the originators of the thrash metal genre – return to their roots. As announced yesterday via Loudwire, EXODUS proudly welcomes the return of frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes’ amicable departure. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986-1993, and again from 2002-2004, donning the mic on classic records like Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is Imminent, Good Friendly Violent Fun, and Force of Habit. Souza also appeared on 2004’s Tempo of the Damned.
In a statement, guitarist Gary Holt says, “As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob Dukes. We have nothing but love and admiration for him and the deepest gratitude for the hard work he has put in and the great work on some killer records. But at this time, Tom, Lee, Jack and myself thought a change was necessary and the unanimous choice going forward was to welcome back Steve Souza to the fold!”
Returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “I spent a great part of my life with EXODUS, that blood flows through me, even not being in the band for the past 10 years, you can’t erase that chemistry. I’m very excited!”
EXODUS are currently working on their eleventh studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set to release later this year with Nuclear Blast. Things are moving along smoothly… stay tuned for more details coming soon.
記事を読むと、Exodus は、原点回帰のために Steve “Zetro” Souza を迎え、Rob Dukes を解雇したって感じかな？
オイラは、Rob Dukes のExodus しか見たことないので、 Zetro 編成でのステージも見てみたい気持ちはある。
でも、Rob Dukes のステージングは、「凶獣」といった風貌と相まって、Exodus の楽曲に非常に合ってるし、客をノせるのも上手く、どの公演も滅茶苦茶盛り上がるんだよね。
Exodus では Rob Dukes を見ることは出来なくなってしまったけど、彼の別バンド GENERATION KILL があるから、そちらで再会できたらいいな。
脱退に際して、Rob Dukes へのインタビュー記事もあったので、そちらも紹介しておくね。
ROB DUKES Is 'Bummed' About His Split With EXODUS But 'Grateful' For Last Nine Years
Rob Dukes, who sang for San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS for nine years before being fired from the band last week and replaced by his predecessor, Steve "Zetro" Souza, has released the following statement exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"I'm grateful for the last nine years.
"I've had the experience of touring the world playing music.
"I was just a regular guy, a fan, and I got the chance to front a legendary band while [having had] no prior experience of being a singer. I had no idea what I was doing and made it up as I was going along.
"I had the experience of making records.
"It was a great chapter of my life.
"I'm bummed it ended with [EXODUS], but I have another band, GENERATION KILL. So I will concentrate on that right now and continue to build hotrods and build a car to race in the Baja 1000.
"I will be riding my motorcycle all over this beautiful country every chance I get. That's the next chapter of my life."
Dukes joined EXODUS in January 2005 and appeared on four of the band's studio albums — "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" (2005), "The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A" (2007), "Let There Be Blood" (2008, a re-recording of EXODUS' classic 1985 LP, "Bonded By Blood") and "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" (2010).