Steve Souza

You know who Steve 'Zetro' Souza is.  He's the highly combustible, wildly entertaining and never stationary lead singer of Exodus.  Wait, what?  He's back in Exodus again? Sure is.  They've got a new record out now and he wants you to know all about it and how we came to be here.  But don't worry, he's not abandoning Hatriot, either.  Read on as we discuss these topics, horror and the ineptitude of the Oakland Raiders.

By now, you know who he is. Steve Zetro Souza, the outspoken and never shy frontman and one-man hype machine for Hatriot. Now releasing his second album with this band, we talk to Souza again about the new music, the old music, the really old music, and the Oakland Raiders

The common album cycle these days tends to run two or three years. A band composes a selection of music, rehearses it, perfects it, records it, masters it, markets it, releases it, tours on it. Probably twice. Wash, rinse, repeat.

So here we are again. Steve Souza, singer, songwriter, band leader, legend, metalhead, sports fan, father and horror aficionado extraordinaire, is back with another record. Not content to rest on the laurels of Hatriot's recent debut "Heroes of Origin," the man known as Zetro is determined to take the nearly unprecedented step of releasing two records inside a calendar year. The always outspoken and never shy Souza sat down with me again to talk about the new record, the present stage of metal, the latest Slayer developments, the rumors surrounding Dublin Death Patrol, the quandary of Hatriot, the Oakland Raiders and as ever, horror. It was, as you might imagine, a long conversation. In an interviewing first for me, Zetro started the conversation off without prompting. Read on and enjoy!

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Steve 'Zetro' Souza remains one of the biggest names in the annals of thrash, a person without whom the story of the genre's rise to fame cannot be told. Most famously the singer for Exodus, Souza has also been part of several other successful bands, including most recently Dublin Death Patrol. His unique, high-speed vocal style has become his calling card, and it will ring again as he ushers forth his new band, Hatriot. The man and I sat down and talked about...well, damn near anything. Horror, music, the state of the business, concert promotion, retirement and a bunch of other stuff. Read on for an engaging conversation.