Steve "Zetro" Sousa - Hatriot
In just over a month Steve "Zetro" Sousa will release the debut album by Hatriot on Massacre Records. This is his new band which '80s era Exodus fans have been dying to hear. I have the fabulous demo, I have seen the new video, and trust me, the globacidal sonic impact is imminent.
I called up Zetro to chat all about his lasting legacy, and to discuss the new album and what he has been up to as of late. Old habits die hard, and Zetro is back with full force. It was a pleasure to flesh out what his deranged and twisted mind are about to unleash on the thrash world. No Pressure, just seriously fast and melodic songs guaranteed to make you become brain dead from all the vicious skull smashing to the intense tempo of the damned.
So, choose your weapons of class destruction and join us in this toxic waltz....
MettleAngel: Hey Man, I am so glad you wanted to speak to me about the debut album by Hatriot.
MettleAngel: I have the demo, and those four cuts are absolutely killer. This is exactly what all us old school '80s era Exodus fans have been wanting to hear!
MettleAngel: I hear that! I always preferred you in Exodus, and I really like your voice.
MettleAngel: I always enjoy those DDP releases. It is cool to hear you and Chuck Billy sing together. Honestly, I still respect what Gary is doing with Exodus, it is just I am still not a big fan of Rob Dukes.
MettleAngel: I really like the name you chose, as Hatriot really captures what you are all about musically and lyrically.
MettleAngel: I get it! So, have you solidified the lineup for Hatriot? I know you were searching for a replacement drummer.
MettleAngel: Oh really, but will not fans cry out, "Nepotism!"?
MettleAngel: That is very noble, and I am sure that it is cool to truly be a family unit.
MettleAngel: Are you still writing insane lyrics?
MettleAngel: Man, I just watched the new "Dark Shadows" movie with Johnny Depp. When he lay there in the coffin, the lyrics to "Alone In The Dark" played in my head, and finally began to make sense, as did "The Haunting", and "Burnt Offerings". I just always assumed you wrote lyrics from a political perspective.
MettleAngel: The new season is finally gettng back on track.
MettleAngel: No, I did not know that! Did you write anything from the new album?
MettleAngel: Which songs on the new album did you pen?
MettleAngel: I always did enjoy your vicious, yet tongue-in-cheek type lyrics.
MettleAngel: When you play live shows, like the one you just did with Death Angel, where they played the whole 'Ultra-Violence' album, do you ever play any Exodus or Legacy cuts?
MettleAngel: I would love to hear you play "Burnt Offerings" or even "Raging Waters". This is one of my favourite Testament tracks for which you wrote the words.
MettleAngel: That is very noble. What about AC/DC? I always enjoyed your covers of them and Ted Nugent when you sang for Exodus.
MettleAngel: I would enjoy hearing your take on that too. In closing, I have always wondered how you got the name "Zetro".
MettleAngel: I imagine that must make it difficult for them to play at a bar for a show.
MettleAngel: Well, I am super excited to hear 'Heroes Of Origin', and hopefully catch you all live early next year. The new album is slated for a January 25th release - exactly a month after Christmas.
MettleAngel: I know! Your three best Exodus albums all featured the band on the cover.
MettleAngel: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me all bout this.
MettleAngel: Well, I love the demo, and the "Blood Stained Wings" video, so I am sure the mechanics of the new album will just crush and annihilate me.