EXODUS – Benefit Show for Drummer TOM HUNTING Announced July 17 in Sacramento, Calif.


On April 13, Exodus drummer Tom Hunting revealed he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. A benefit show to help cover Hunting’s medical costs has been announced and will take place at One The Y in on July 17 in Sacramento, California. Bill will feature Blind Illusion, Boneless Ones with guitarist Craig Locicero (Forbidden) and drummer Chris Kontos (Machine Head) and Jesus Crisis. Capacity is limited to 100 people.

Guitarist Gary Holt, member of Hunting’s group Exodus, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Tom in his battle with cancer on April 21.

One post read: “After decades of setting up thrash’s most powerful drums, Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with cancer. While he fights and conquers this he will need help with his bills. , both medical and homemaking. During this pandemic Tom, like many of us, is working to keep himself up while we wait for the rounds to return, but he is unable to do so during his chemo and more to overcome it and get back behind his battery with his brothers in Exodus. donate will go miles to help Tom continue his fight without worrying about growing medical bills and bills to keep a roof over his head. Thank you for all of your help and support. support. “

Since its launch, the campaign has already raised nearly $ 80,000, including donations from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho. Hunting expressed his gratitude via a video message to Facebook on April 26, while also providing an update on his ongoing treatment. See below.

Visit the GoFundMe campaign page here.

Below is Hunting’s statement from April 13 revealing that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma:

“Today I am going to start treatment for squamous cell carcinoma. It is a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in the upper stomach in February. I am making this public to educate people to pay attention to the symptoms of the problems. stomach and esophagus. If they persist, please go and have it checked out. I won’t be sheepish to talk about it. I think if I can help someone with what I have learned, or if anyone has any information to share with me, it’s a victory – win! When you can name the enemy, it empowers, and you’re one step closer to killing them! “

OK, you’ve heard the bad news. The good news is that he feels great physically. “I’m going to beat this like a fucking snare drum that owes me money !!! I’ve had great medics and a great support system that’s an army in itself. I’m ready for the fight!”

“We have a lot to celebrate this year with the release of what will be a career-defining album and tours to follow! I’m thrilled everyone is hearing it, and even more excited to be releasing and play a game! I’ll see you all very soon! CHEERS !!! “

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