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Exodus Recruit Their Ex-Drummer John Tempesta For Immediate Live Shows


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With their drummer Tom Hunting continuing to recover from his recent full gastrectomy, Exodus have enlisted their former drummer John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-White Zombie, etc.) as his temporary replacement. Hunting underwent the procedure last month to combat a gastric tumor that was found in his stomach this past February.

In a statement issued by Exodus today, August 16th the band announced Tempesta‘s new fill-in role as follows:

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“Due to Tom’s continued recovery from his surgery, we are announcing that for our show in Vegas and ‘Full Terror Assault‘, we will be joined by John Tempesta on drums!! John was Tom’s ( and our) number one choice to jump behind the kit in his absence, and John will kill it while Tom continues his recovery, which is going very well!! Looking forward to seeing everyone who is coming to Vegas for the show. And looking forward to getting Tom healthy and back behind his kit as soon as possible! But let’s welcome John back for two shows where he started.”

Hunting himself also commented:

“Hey Y’all

I’m 5 weeks out from the surgery and on the mend. I’m feeling stronger all the time and I’m beyond excited to get back to working out on the drums. Unfortunately I won’t be ready for the upcoming Vegas and Full Terror Assault shows. Originally I thought if I could walk, I could play.

I need to manage my own expectations, and then work my very core back into shape to be fully ready for action. I have no doubt I’ll bounce back and get there. I wanna express my undying love and gratitude to our brother Johnny Tempesta for agreeing to play in my absence. I’m 100% sure he will crush playing this music! I’ll check in again very soon. Thanks Soooo Much And CHEERS EVERYONE!!!!”

Tempesta himself added:

“I’m very excited and honored to fill in for my brother Tom as heals from surgery. Looking forward to these shows and being back with the Exodus family!”

Here’s which shows you can catch Tempesta behind the kit at:

08/22 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (‘Psycho Las Vegas‘)
09/08-11 Cave In Rock, IL – Hogrock Compound (‘Full Terror Assault‘)

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