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Made official yesterday via, Bay Area thrash metal originators EXODUS proudly announced the return of former frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes’ amicable departure from the band. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and again from 2002 to 2004. His trademarked voice appears on classic studio recordings such as Pleasures Of The Flesh (1989), Fabulous Disaster (1989), Impact Is Imminent (1990), the live album Good Friendly Violent Fun (1991), Force Of Habit (1992) and Tempo Of The Damned (2004).

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Steve’s back!

“As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob Dukes,”
shares EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt.  “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 [Hunting, drummer], Lee [Altus, guitarist], Jack [Gibson, bassist] 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 with Steve

Exodus with Steve

are currently working on their tenth studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set for release later this year via Nuclear Blast.  

Upcoming North American performances include the Heavy Montréal festival in Quebec, Canada on August 10th with Slayer, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, and others. EXODUS will also appear in Germany and Belgium in July and throughout Latin America in August and October.  Upcoming international tour dates include:


Welcome back, Steve!

Welcome back, Steve!

07/11/14   Bang Your Head Festival – Balingen, GERMANY

07/12/14   Antwerp Metal Festival  – Antwerp, BELGIUM

08/10/14   Heavy Montreal Festival – Montreal, QC CANADA

08/16/14   Rock al Parque – Bogota, COLUMBIA

10/01/14   Botequim – Belem, BRAZIL

10/03/14   Arena Aparecida – Manaus, BRAZIL

10/04/14   Carioca Club – São Paulo, BRAZIL

10/05/14   Opiniao – Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

10/07/14   Kop Town – Asuncion, PARAGUAY

10/09/14   Groove – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

10/11/14   Club Kmasu Premier – Santiago, CHILE

10/12/14   TBC –  Antofagasta, CHILE

10/14/14   Centrica – Lima, PERU

10/16/14   Pepper’s – San Jose, COSTA RICA

10/18/14   Circo Volador – Mexico City, MÉXICO


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