EXODUS singer Steve “Zetro” Souza has bemoaned the shortage of latest bands who can take over as competition headliners as soon as all of heavy steel and onerous rock’s present prime attracts have retired.
Speaking to France’s Duke TV, Souza stated (see video beneath): “There’s no extra Ozzy Osbournes anymore; there is no extra BLACK SABBATHs anymore — they’re gone. Where’s the long-lasting bands that originally got here out with the sounds that you simply love?
“Lots of followers come as much as me, and since SLAYER has introduced that that is their final tour and so they will not be persevering with on… Glenn Tipton is not enjoying with JUDAS PRIEST anymore — he really does; he performs three songs within the set. And look, we misplaced Lemmy a few years in the past, so MOTÖRHEAD‘s completed. Lots of issues can occur.
“I’ve by no means actually seen any band that basically impresses me that appears like they’re gonna be a JUDAS PRIEST or an IRON MAIDEN — that measurement of band — and be capable to keep on for 40 years with that very same push and all the identical individuals and constructing extra followers,” he added. “[I’ll] be curious to see what occurs.”
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Souza is now on his third stint with EXODUS, having beforehand fronted the band from 1986 to 1993 and 2002 to 2004. A decade following his second departure, Souza returned to the fold in 2014, simply in time to look on the group’s newest album, “Blood In Blood Out”.
Souza has stated in current interviews that EXODUS will watch for guitarist Gary Holt to finish his touring actions with SLAYER earlier than they formally start work on the follow-up to “Blood In Blood Out”.