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John Tempesta


1989-1993 Exodus - drums  
1993-1994 Testament - drums  
1994-1998 White Zombie - drums  
1997 Prong - drums  
1998-2003 Rob Zombie - drums  
2003-2006 Scum Of The Earth - drums  
2004-2006 Helmet - drums  
2005- The Cult - drums  
2014- Motor Sister - drums  
2014 The Dead Daisies - drums  
2014-2016 Zakk Sabbath - drums  

Live musician

2011 Testament - drums  
2021 Exodus - drums  

Guest musician

2000 Iommi - drums  
2004 Black Label Society - drums  
2022 Graham Bonnet Band - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 26.09.1964

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John Tempesta (born September 26, 1964 in New York City) is a heavy metal drummer who has worked several bands including: Exodus, Testament and White Zombie. He also played with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie as a solo artist and served as drum technician for heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in the band's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'," with lyrics about the band's crew members.

In 2000, he played drums on one track of Tony Iommi's self-titled solo album.

He played with the band Helmet in 2004-2005.

In October 2004, he recorded with the band Scum of the Earth, composed of John and his brother Mike Tempesta who was formerly the guitarist of Powerman 5000, Riggs (former Rob Zombie guitarist), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Seven, and Clay Campbell released Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium, an interesting pop-heavy release sounding very reminiscent of the White Zombie / Rob Zombie sound, produced by Ben Burkhardt at Belt of Orion Recording in Hollywood.

On February 14, 2006 he was hired by The Cult.