The legendary thrash drummer Tom Hunting (THE EXODUS) has released his first solo EP, “Hunting Feast”including covers of some of his favorite songs.
The band includes a guitarist C. Will Harden and the drummer Gator McClusky.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels not only does he lend his vocals to the classic “Love in the Jungle” (“Purple Rain”) but wrote his lyrics for this classic from MORRIS DAY AND TIME.
Jack Gibson (THE EXODUS) lends to his bass “Connecting East and Down”teaming up with his bandmate for this classic from Jerry Reed. Jackhis love for “Smokey And The Bandit” helped bring an authentic tone to this gritty remake, the official music video for which can be seen below.
Dan Lorenzo (HADITH, NON-FICTION, THE PATRIARCHS IN BLACK) plays bass in Stevie Wonder classical “You haven’t done anything”plus the guitar parts after DMC IN “Love in the Jungle”adding to that original crushing section of the track.
Jonny Rod (RETURN TO DARKNESS) get the solo killer for “Connecting East and Down”, staying true to the classic. He also kills it on bass for “Love in the Jungle” AND “The Boys Are Back In Town” from BUSBOYSfrom the movie “48 hours.”.
James Arthur (CROSSING WITH WHEELS) closes the album with his vocal tribute to “Connecting East and Down”.
Tom worked closely with the drummer Gator McCluskywho also produced and engineered the album, to make sure everything represented these classics to the best of their ability.
Video clip for “The Boys Are Back In Town”showing Chuck Billy (WILL) and Steve “Zetro” Souza (THE EXODUS) on backing vocals, can also be seen below. The clip was created by Craig Cefola.
“Hunting Feast” EP Tracklist:
01. You haven’t done anything’
02. The boys are back in town
03. Love in the jungle
04. Limited birth and down
Hunting underwent a successful total gastrectomy in July 2021 in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach.
or GoFundMe campaign to help Hunting with medical expenses had previously raised more than $111,000 — including $5,000 from Tomex THE EXODUS gang member, current METALLIC guitarist Kirk Hammettand $1,500 from FOZZY singer and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho.
The 57-year-old joined his THE EXODUS bandmates on stage last October at aftershocks Festival in Sacramento, California.
Last January, Hunting was asked by Niclas Müller-Hansen e RockSweden whether his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach has changed his outlook on life. He replied, “Well, I definitely don’t get tired of the little things anymore. It gives you a new perspective on it, I guess. It’s just stuff that’s going to happen to some of us. I’m lucky—very lucky – that they were able to take a bad situation and fix it. I’m walking around, I’m eating, I’m breathing, I I’m playing drums. I’m lucky and the science is amazing like what they are able to do. They’ve done a lot of tests and they can’t find cancer inside me now, so that’s a good thing. I may have dodged a few bullets there. [Laughs]”
Hunting said there was a short period after the surgery when he couldn’t play drums. “They wouldn’t let me do anything for, like, five weeks,” he said. “Then I started doing pushups. Before the surgery, I was getting chemotherapy doses, like four of them, and they were pretty massive. I played the drums a little bit, but I wasn’t feeling it. I thought I was going to be in trouble for it. got four more doses of chemo but they’re not doing them. They don’t need to. Right now I’m on immunotherapy which really has no side effects. Taking small doses of this once every three weeks , but I basically have no restrictions on playing or anything. They said, “Just restart your life. Celebrate and restart your life.” And that’s kind of what I’m doing.”