Tom Hunting of Exodus plays drums for the first time since his surgery

Posted by on September 20, 2021


Saturday night (18th) was a special night for fans attending a benefit for Exodus drummer Tom Hunting at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, California. During a set being performed by Hellhunter, Hunting appeared and took his place behind the drumset and played a cover of the classic Exodus track “Metal Command.” Watch to video below!

Hunting had undergone a successful total gastrectomy in July in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Hunting had announced that he wouldn’t be able to play the Psycho Las Vegas and Full Terror Assault on the schedule for Exodus.

In a statement, hunting said:

“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.”

Exodus will release its new album, Persona Non Grata, on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album features returning Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza.



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