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On The Beat With Tom Hunting of Exodus

Hi, this is Tom from Exodus. It is an honor and pleasure doing this video for Modern Drummer. I have been a longtime fan of the magazine. I am not one to usually talk about myself, but this video was…

Modern Drummer
Jun 19, 2015

John Tempesta: Heavy With Testament, Zombie, And Beyond

John Tempesta has worked his way to the top of heavy metal drumming, but his first inspirations and influences to pursue the instrument came via Ringo Starr in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Davis supporting David…

Modern Drummer
Oct 26, 2010

The Greats: Paul Bostaph

Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Systematic, Forbidden: Over the past couple of decades, drummer Paul Bostaph’s résumé reads like a “wish list” of heavy rock, metal, and thrash acts. But it’s really no surprise that this Bay Area–based one-man demolition crew has…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 2010

Testament's Paul Bostaph: Metal Risk Taker

by Waleed Rashidi “The demand on modern metal drumming is such that you have to be able to play a lot more syncopated patterns with your feet. I can’t approach double bass the way I used to.” Slayer, Testament, Exodus,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2008