Remembering Dimebag Darrell

Remembering Dimebag Darrell Ten Years Later: Steve “Zetro” Souza from Exodus


MetalSucks Remembering Dime18679On December 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell Abbott was brutally murdered while playing live with Damageplan. The already-legendary Pantera guitarist was just thirty-eight years old. Today, the tenth anniversary of his death, heavy hitters from throughout the metal world will honor this fallen icon on MetalSucks by sharing their favorite Dime riffs, solos, and, in some cases, personal remembrances. Below, Steve “Zetro” Souza, vocalist for Exodus, discusses Pantera’s “Domination,” and shares a cool Dime story:

My favorite Dimebag riff is the one from “Domination.” That’s what they opened with every night, and that’s why love that riff! It was really chunky and came in SO heavy — so I guess, from a singer’s perspective, that’s the riff that I liked the most.

I want to share this: my favorite Dime memory would be when they opened for us on their very first tour, after putting out Cowboys from Hell. It was Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies co-headlining and Pantera opening. They were the first ones to really bring video cameras out and videotape everything,
and I thought that was kind of cool. It was different than what we did — we had always brought out a guy to videotape the shows, but not necessarily to film what we did when we were hanging out backstage. If you look at their very first video from the Cowboys from Hell tour, I think Exodus is even in there. We kind of jammed with them when we took over a bar one night (we did that a lot of nights on that tour). There are a lot of personal times that I’ll never forget on that tour — and I’ll never forget Dimebag Darrell!!!!

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