Tom Hunting

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Tom Hunting
Born (1965-04-11) 11 April 1965 (age 49)
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, Vocals
Associated acts Exodus, Angel Witch, I4NI, IR8, Sexoturica, Piranha

Tom Hunting (born 11 April 1965) is an American drummer, famous for his work with the band Exodus.[1] He played on their first three albums, Bonded by Blood, Pleasures of the Flesh, and Fabulous Disaster. Hunting later left the band due to illness in 1989 and was replaced by John Tempesta.

In 1996, he reunited with Paul Baloff, Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, and new bassist Jack Gibson for the Another Lesson in Violence tour.

In 2005, he, along with Steve "Zetro" Souza, and Rick Hunolt left the band. Tom was replaced with drummer Paul Bostaph, who had left Slayer when Dave Lombardo rejoined the band. Later, in 2007, Tom rejoined the band when Bostaph left to rejoin Testament. He has said that he is great friends with Bostaph.

He is the only original member of the band left, although he departed from the band on two occasions.

Since Exodus' reformation in 2001 he has played on 5 of the 6 studio albums; Tempo of the Damned, The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A, Let There Be Blood, Exhibit B: The Human Condition and Blood In, Blood Out.

Equipment[edit]

Drums (Yamaha):

  • 22" x 17" Oak Custom Bass Drum
  • 10" x 8" Oak Custom Tom Tom
  • 12" x 9" Oak Custom Tom Tom
  • 16" x 16" Oak Custom Floor Tom
  • 18" x 16" Oak Custom Floor Tom
  • 14" x 6.5" Yamaha Maple Snare Drum

Cymbals (Meinl):

  • 14" Mb8 Medium Hi-Hats (Left)
  • 14" Soundcaster Custom Medium Hi-Hat (right)
  • 08" Soundcaster Custom Splash
  • 12" Soundcaster Custom Splash
  • 16" Mb8 Medium Crash
  • 17" Mb8 Medium Crash
  • 18" Mb8 Medium Crash
  • 17" Mb10 China
  • 22" Mb20 Heavy Bell Ride

-Sticks (2)Vic Firth Extreme 5B

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Exodus". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 

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