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Exhorder

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Formed: 1985
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Exhorder News

Below is our complete Exhorder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Exhorder Premiere New Track “Hallowed Sound”

Exhorder premiere another new track from their first new record in 27 years, “Mourn The Southern Skies“. Below you can hear “Hallowed Sound” off of that release that will be released on September 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments guitarist Vinnie LaBella: More...

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Exhorder Premiere New Song "My Time"

New Orleans-based thrash metal veterans Exhorder will release their first record in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album's first single, "My Time", has premiered online and can be streamed via YouTube below.

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Kataklysm Reveals North American Tour Dates

Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm has revealed the dates for their previously announced headlining run of North America. They will be joined on the trek by groove metal pioneers Exhorder, Brazilian death metal outfit Krisiun and thrash metal outfit Hatchet.

Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono comments, "It took a while for us to get a full North American tour put together for 'Meditations' due to an extensive schedule and also the arrival of my little boy earlier this year. But, we are finally here and with a hell of a package this time. We are very excited to share the stage with the legendary Exhorder; 'Slaughter of the Vatican' is one of my all time favourite records. And to round off the package having our brothers in Krisiun with us and the thrash outfit Hatchet is gonna make this a memorable tour. We will play a varied set of the bands discography and of course. our latest album Meditations, all wrapped up in a devastating live show as only Kataklysm can deliver. It's gonna be sick. See you all very soon."

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Exhorder Finishes Recording New Album

After 27 years of waiting, fans can rejoice as New Orleans’ face-melting thrash legends Exhorder will be releasing their forever-awaited third studio album later this year. The band has officially wrapped recording of their first record since the long celebrated ‘92 classic The Law. Exhorder will celebrate their return with a festival date in Europe and a North American tour with Kataklysm in September. Dates are coming soon.

Commenting on the long journey to recording their 3rd record, the band’s founding guitarist Vinnie La Bella says, “27 years? Man, that's a big number! A lot has transpired over the course of such an extended amount of time, and this record touches on it all. There is material on this record that is literally 27 years old along with material that was written just 6 months ago, and everything in between. There are truly no words to express the emotions which are connected with this moment. And that's pretty convenient because I prefer to do my talking in the ring/stage anyway. But the people who really made this what it is cannot go without mention: My incredible band mates; Simon and crew at AISA Management; all at Nuclear Blast Records; and Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording, Jens Bogren was an unquestionable genius! So honored to have him on this. This is, without a doubt for the first time in our career, the album we intended to give you. Production, sound, art, it's all there, with no compromise! I'm eternally grateful for all who helped make it happen. And to all that have waited for it, prayed for it, begged for it, or even dreaded this moment, much love and I'll see you in the "Ring!"”

Exhorder’s enduring legacy began in the mid-80’s when they defined the sound of Louisiana thrash and groove metal. Their initial formation was short lived, lasting nearly a decade with two critically acclaimed, classic albums, but their impact on the metal genre can be felt through a generation of bands that followed. Exhorder dissolved in the mid-90’s but briefly reunited in 2011.

Now, the band has returned to reclaim their throne of NOLA metal with their awaited new album and an all-star line-up that includes Kyle Thomas (founding vocalist; Trouble, Heavy As Texas), Vinnie La Bella (founding guitarist), Marzi Montazeri (guitarist; ex-Superjoint Ritual, ex-Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, Heavy As Texas), Jason VieBrooks (bassist since 2011; Heathen Grip Inc.) and Sasha Horn (drummer; Forbidden).

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Kataklysm Announces North American Tour

Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this September. While no dates have been revealed as of yet, the band has confirmed that rounding off a stellar lineup will be New Orleans groove metal pioneers Exhorder, Brazilian death metal stalwarts Krisiun and thrash metal revivalists Hatchet. More details will be revealed as soon as they're announced.

In the meantime, Kataklysm have the following dates scheduled:

May 10 - Cyclone - Shibuya-ku, Japan
July 11 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-vluyn, Germany
July 19 - Gefle Metal Festival - Gävle, Sweden
July 27 - Heavy Montreal - Montreal, QC

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Heavy as Texas (Exhorder Etc.) Premiere New Song

Heavy as Texas (Exhorder etc.) premiere a new song entitled "Blind", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores April 19 on Crunchy Western.

Check out now "Blind" below.


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Exhorder Begins Recording New Album

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers, Exhorder, have begun recording their first full-length album since 1992's, "The Law." The band are working at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux. The album is expected this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

An hour long video from guitarist Vinnie LaBella can be seen below:

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Exhorder Signs With Nuclear Blast

New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
"The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!"

Adds guitarist Vinnie LaBella:
"What an incredible honour it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We've had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realise we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it's been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn't have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, new line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!" More...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day Two

Following a highly entertaining opening day which featured standout performances from Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies and Doro, Bloodstock Open Air had much to offer for the middle of the weekend, from death metal legends to up and comers to elaborate stage shows.

Having missed out on main stage openers, Nailed To Obscurity, my Saturday began at the Ronnie James Dio stage with one of the most talked about young bands going today, Texan thrashers, Power Trip. Thrash metal, being comprised in part by hardcore punk, can often be a gamble when translated to a large, outdoor stage during the day, with some bands not always able to make it work. It's safe to say however, that Power Trip don't have this problem.

Promoting their latest album, "Nightmare Logic," which was released last year, the group tore apart the main stage and attacked the waking audience with a tenacity that couldn't have been more confrontational unless they continuously shouted, "WAKE UP DICKHEADS, IT'S TIME FOR POWER TRIP!" It may have been morning but the energy that the band transferred to the crowd already resulted in mosh pits and crowd surfing, as vocalist Riley Gale spurred on the madness with his performance alone. A great way to start the day thanks to a band who will only get bigger and badder with time. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Lineup For 2018 ‘Quebec Deathfest’ Finalized

A final wave of bands have been announced for the inaugural ‘Quebec Deathfest‘, completing the lineup for the forthcoming festival. That event will be held October 19th-20th across Mtelus, Foufounes Electriques, Katacombes and the Piranha Bar.

New on the bill are:

Grave
Pestilence
Necros Christos
Bell Witch
Massgrave
Pessimist
Venenum
Archagathus
Hacavitz
Soil of Ignorance
Existench
Goolagoon
Nak’ay
Profane Order
Holy Grinder
Dépérir
Æpoch
Deathnap

Previously confirmed bands include: More...

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Exhorder: Live Video From First Comeback Concert

The new lineup of thrash metal veterans Exhorder made its live debut on February 9 at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NYC. Footage of their "Legions Of Death" performance from the show can be watched below.

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Autopsy Announced For Inaugural "Quebec Deathfest"

The "Deathfest" series of shows will be heading to Montreal, Quebec in October for the inaugural "Quebec Deathfest". Initial bands have been revealed for that run, which will be held coming October 19th-20th across Mtelus, Foufounes Electriques, Katacombes and the Piranha Bar.

Thus far confirmed bands are as follows:

Autopsy
Demolition Hammer
Exhorder
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Malignancy
Uada
Mortal Decay
Mesrine
Hellfire Deathcult
Panzerfaust
Imperial Triumphant
Deathbringer
Oath Div. 666
Nuclear Power Genocide
Banal

Further acts will be announced soon while tickets will be on sale this Tuesday, January 30th via Eventbrite.com.

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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
Emperor
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Devildriver
Kamelot
Combichrist
Mr. Big
Jasta
Bloodbath
Venom Inc.
Septicflesh
Wednesday 13
Fozzy
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Exhorder: Reunion & Live Dates Announced

Legendary NOLA thrash metal outfit Exhorder officially announced that they have reunited. Previously, the band have not been active since Maryland Deathfest in 2011, one of their only live dates following the death of longtime bassist Frankie Sparcello.

Original members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) return with the lineup being rounded out by Jason Viebrooks (Heathen) on bass duties, Sasha Horn (Forbidden) on drums and Marzi Montazeri (ex-Superjoint Ritual, ex-Phil Anselmo & The Illegals) as second guitarist.

Exhorder will perform live at Saint Vitus on February 9 and 10 and in New Orleans on February 12.

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Trouble Enlists Former Exhorder Singer

Blabbermouth.net reports Kyle Thomas, former lead singer for Exhorder and Alabama Thunderpussy, has accepted the position as Trouble's front man. Thomas formerly donned Trouble's microphone for four live shows between 1997 and 1999. More...

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Exhorder Vocalist And Guitarist Quit The Band

Exhorder frontman Kyle Thomas has sent a message to Blabbermouth.net, in which he has announced that he, along with guitarist Jay Ceravolo, has decided to leave the group. His message reads as follows:

"On behalf of Jay Ceravolo [Exhorder guitarist] and myself, it is with much regret and disappointment that we are both leaving Exhorder.

"There is much darkness surrounding Exhorder at this time due to business and personal differences.

"We extend deep apologies to those that this has both inconvenienced and disappointed.

"In the wake of the passing of [Exhorder bassist] Frankie Sparcello [in March] and the constant state of disarray that the band has found itself in since reforming, the negatives have far outweighed the positives. We both feel that this is what we must do, and wish that things could have turned out better, as Exhorder has never attained the potential that it so rightfully should have.

"I wish all of my brothers involved well and good luck in whatever the future brings them, whether or not Exhorder continues."

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Exhorder Working On New Album

Confirming the band's statements at Maryland Deathfest IX, Exhorder has checked in with the following announcement about working on an upcoming new full-length album:

"Sorry for the informational hiatus as of late, but we are currently finishing songs and moving on to the next ones. YES, the new album is under construction! We apologize again for the wait, but it will be well worth it.

"Also we will be updating our merchandise soon. Up to date inventory and re- stocking of certain items will commence soon."

You can also find drum cam footage recently posted online of Exhorder drummer Seth Davis by heading over here.

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day Three

The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.

This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.

After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.

Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.

Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...

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Exhorder Drum Cam Footage Available

New live drum cam footage has been posted online featuring new Exhorder drummer Seth Davis. You can view the footage in the player below.

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