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Formed: 1980
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Exodus 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Megaforce Co-Founder Passes Away

Marsha Zazula, the woman who co-founded Megaforce Records with her husband Johnny Zazula, AKA Johnny Z, has sadly passed away the age of sixty eight after a struggle with cancer. Metal Underground sends our heartfelt condolences to Johnny Z and all of Marsha Zazula's family and friends.

The Zazulas co-founded Megaforce in 1983 and released Metallica's debut album, "Kill 'em All" that same year. The couple are also credited with launching the careers of such bands as Anthrax, Overkill and Exciter among several other thrash icons.

Several bands have posted short statements of condolence, such as Metallica, who wrote:

"Rest In Peace, Marsha. Thank you for everything.
Much love to Jonny Z & the Zazula family."

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt: "All of Exodus are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marsha Zazula, one half of Megaforce records and legends to the entire early trash scene. We’ve known each other since the beginning and our most sincere condolences go out to Jon and the entire Megaforce family."

Overkill: "From the entire Overkill family we are saddened by the loss of Marsha Zazula. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jon and the entire Zazula family. Rest in Peace."

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See Gibson TV'S Full Icons Episode: Kirk Hammett

In the latest episode of “Icons”, Gibson TV sits down with one of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, Kirk Hammett. Since 1983, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for thrash metal legends Metallica. Prior to joining the group, Hammett formed Exodus during the early years of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal movement.


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Exodus Reveals New Album Title

American thrash metal legends Exodus has revealed that the title of their forthcoming album will be "Persona Non Grata." The title was unveiled in an Instagram post by guitarist Gary Holt, which stated:

"So the title of the new record is out! The next Exodus record is titled “Persona Non Grata” and will be our summer 2021! And I LOVE the studios name here in @decibelmagazine, “The garage next to Tom Hunting’a house!" Haha! Engineered by @stevelagudiproductions, produced by us, being mixed by Andy Sneap as we speak. Early indications are this monster sounds fucking sick! Doing some spot vocal stuff tomorrow with @zetrodus and then tracking is DONE. Gonna be a long wait until the release of this beast on Nuclear Blast."

This will mark Exodus's first album in seven years, following "Blood In, Blood Out," which itself saw the return of vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza.

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Slayer Members Forming Band With Phil Anselmo?

There has been much speculation recently with regards to a new project hinted at by legendary thrash metal drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Forbidden.) In a recent conversation with Overkill drummer Jason Bittner, the latter affirmed his belief that Bostaph is working with his former Slayer bandmates Kerry King and Gary Holt and Down/ex Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo. When asked by Bittner if he had any projects in the pipeline, Bostaph stated:

"Something is brewing with a friend of mine that is very familiar to you. I'll give you three guesses."

Bittner replied: "Kerry, Gary, and Anselmo. C'mon, everyone knows by now."

Though Holt has insisted that Exodus is once again his main priority, Kerry King has made it clear that he's not done with music just yet. Further updates and concrete information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

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Gary Holt Assumes He Has COVID-19

Exodus/ex-Slayer guitarist Gary Holt assumes he has contracted the COVID-19 this week, commenting via Instagram:

“So I’ve been locked away with @lisaholt777 , suffering from all the symptoms of Corona, without the beer! Mildly sick, better today after repeatedly waking up soaked in sweat last night. Self monitoring with my better half, and unfortunately, won’t be able to visit my grandkids until I’m symptom free for seven days. Ugh. Movie time, binge watching TV, and waiting this out!”

Ironically the former Slayer guitarist had been making fun of the virus outbreak on February 07th: More...

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Seven More Names Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further seven names for the event, which will be setting sail in less than a week. Joining the already impressive roster are death metal pioneers Possessed, along with traditional metal outfit Striker, groove metal outfit Once Human featuring former Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader, jazz fusion metal combo Without Waves, Boston power metal ensemble FirstBourne, Colombian death metal group No Raza and Belgian thrash/metalcore band Spoil Engine. This brings the number of bands up to fifty seven, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Brujeria
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
FirstBourne
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
No Raza
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Once Human
Origin
Orphaned Land
Possessed
Ross The Boss
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Spoil Engine
Stam1na
Striker
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Toxik
Trollfest
Venom
Vio-Lence
Whiplash
Without Waves
Wintersun

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Five More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The lineup for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise draws ever closer to completion with the announcement of four more acts for the floating festival. Joining the already stacked lineup are two American thrash metal veterans, Toxik and the recently reunited Vio-Lence, the Mexican cartel of deathgrind Brujeria will also be dealing some brutality, while former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss will also be on board, along with Canadian metal outfit, Aeternam. This brings the number of bands up to fifty, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Brujeria
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Ross The Boss
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Toxik
Trollfest
Venom
Vio-Lence
Whiplash
Wintersun

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Exodus And Seven Witches Confirmed For 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced the addition of thrash metal legends Exodus and power metal veterans Seven Witches. This brings the number of bands up to forty five, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Trollfest
Venom
Whiplash
Wintersun

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Testament Announces European Tour Dates

2020 is set to be an unforgettable year for British and European thrash metal-heads - three legendary pioneers of the genre have announced that they will be touring throughout next spring. Hitting the road will be no other than the Bay Area's very own Testament, Exodus and Death Angel – who have all teamed up to bring the catchily dubbed 'The Bay Strikes Back' tour to our shores!

Testament's Chuck Billy commented:
"It's finally happening!!!! All of us have spoken over the years of how killer it would be to tour together and bring Bay Area Thrash Metal across the world and we are starting in Europe. I'm sure I can speak for all three bands in saying that we are proud of where we all came from and we are still delivering some of the best thrash metal we can to the fans. Be ready for the Bay Area Strikes Back Tour 2020."

And Gary Holt from Exodus adds:
"I am fired up to FINALLY return to Europe with Exodus! Along with our Bay Area friends Testament and Death Angel! An epic tour for the ages! Looking forward to crushing everyone Bay Area style! See you there!!! I cannot wait!" More...

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Exodus Post 1984 Live Performance Of “No Love”

Bay area thrashers Exodus are celebrating their 40th anniversary by sharing the below live version of "No LOve" recorded during band's appearance at the ‘Day In The First‘ festival in Berkeley, CA back in 1984. That same festival also saw Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies performing live.

The band’s guitarist Gary Holt (now also Slayer) comments of the performance: More...

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See: Trailer For New Bay Area Thrash Documentary

A new trailer for the forthcoming Bay Area thrash metal documentary, ‘Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story ‘ can be streamed below. Directed by Adam Dubin, the movie will receive its premiere at the AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, CA on April 20th. Metal Allegiance will also be performing a special set at the Fillmore in San Francisco that night to celebrate the film’s premiere with Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer) among the initial special guests to be announced.

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Former Exodus Singer Launches New Band

Bloodmoon Ritual are the new band who describe themselves at "a perfect hybrid of metal, groove, thrash, and rock and roll!"

The word “supergroup” is truly the most accurate adjective to describe this group of men. Vocalist Rob Dukes spent over 10 years fronting Bay Area legends, Exodus. Drummer Greg Hall played with Arizona’s Sacred Reich for over 25 years. On guitar and bass respectively, are current members of LA’s legendary Dark Angel, Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez. And, finally rounded out with virtuoso guitarist Chris Cannella, currently fronting Autumn’s End.

These men have performed on the biggest stages of Europe and the US, and delivered records that have become true milestones in the metal world. With a pedigree like this, Bloodmoon Ritual promises to deliver a sonic punch that will absolutely decimate the music world.

Updates to follow.

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Exodus Holds The Headbanger's Ball In London

December has been one Hell of a month for tours. Great Britain has been treated to a wide array of bands visiting this month, while there's also been some real treats when it comes to tour packages. Perhaps there was no tour with more to offer, especially to fans of thrash metal, than the Headbanger's Ball tour, which made its only British stop in London a few weeks ago. Denim vests, high top running shoes and band patches at the ready, it's a night of old school thrash.

Opening the show, all the way from Athens (Greece, not Ohio,) was Suicidal Angels. Many will remember about ten years ago, there was the thrash revival, which saw a number of young bands bring back the thrash of the eighties, many going full retro and singing songs about Robocop. While many of these groups simply rehashed the style, there were some who brought a freshness to the genre, either by putting a modern spin on things or adding some new elements. Suicidal Angels were one of the few that fall into the latter category and proved on this night that they're still going strong not just because the music's good, but because they're a real force live. Obviously, they had the shortest set time on the bill, but fans who arrived early were treated to a quality display of thrash metal, which instead of being a nostalgia act, was an energetic outburst of metal. Opa! More...

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Cannibal Corpse React To Pat O’Brien's Arrest

Cannibal Corpse issue their first official public statement regarding the recent arrest of their guitarist Pat O’Brien, who currently faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault.

The guitarist broke into a neighbors residence having spoken of “the rapture” and reportedly also commenting that “aliens have landed”.

Deana Mazurkiewicz - wife of O’Brien‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Paul Mazurkiewicz - launched a crowdfunding campaign for O’Brien, asking “people not jump to conclusions until the full details of what occurred come out.” In a statement made to share the link for the aforementioned crowdfunding campaign, Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) says: More...

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Demmel Comments On Filling In For Holt In Slayer

Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel comments on being tapped to fill-in for Gary Holt on the remainder of Slayer‘s current European leg of their farewell tour. Gary Holt announced that he was heading home early to be with his dying father.

Demmel made his live debut with Slayer yesterday (Monday, December 3) at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fan-filmed live footage of the band performing "Hell Awaits" can be seen below:

Comments Phil Demmel on filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer via Instagram: More...

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Holt Leaves Slayer Tour - Phil Demmel Fills In

Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt announces that he will be sitting out the remaining 4 dates of Slayer‘s European leg of their current farewell tour to be home with his dying father. Guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) has been tapped to fill-in.

The remaining shows for said leg of dates, which also includes Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary, as supports will run as follows:

12/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

States Gary Holt: More...

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Exodus Vocalist Says: 'I Support' President Trump

Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza says that he supports President Donald Trump. Souza made his statement while giving an interview to "Impact metal channel" in early July in Budapest, Hungary.

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Exodus Guitarist Records Solo For Generation Kill

In a post on Instagram, Exodus and Slayer guitarist Gary Holt has revealed that he has recorded a guest guitar solo for the forthcoming Generation Kill album. The band is led by former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes, as well as featuring Jason Velez on guitar, Max Velez on bass and Craig Cefola on drums. Holt appears on the song "Never Relent" and other than the album produced by Zeuss, no further details are known at this time. The band collaborated with legendary rapper DMC last year, though in a forthcoming, exclusive interview with DMC, he claims these recordings may never be released.

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Exodus & Sodom Etc. European/UK Tour Announced

Exodus, Sodom, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels will join up on the ‘MTV Headbangers Ball Tour‘ in Europe and the UK this fall. See below for the dates:

11/30 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
12/01 Zlín, SWI – Hala Euronics
12/02 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/03 Wroclaw, POL – A2
12/04 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
12/05 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/06 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
12/07 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/08 Geiselwind, GER – Christmas Bash
12/09 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/10 Ravensburg, GER – OberschwabenHalle
12/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/12 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
12/13 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
12/14 Novara, ITA – Phenomenon
12/15 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
12/16 Munich, GER – Backstage

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Exodus To Headline Headbangers Ball Tour

American thrash metal legends Exodus has been confirmed as the mystery headliners of this winter's Headbangers Ball European tour. They will be joined on the trek by German veterans Sodom, Bay Area favourites Death Angel and Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels. This will be the last Exodus tour of Europe before they head back to the studio to record a new album.

Exodus frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza commented: "We are absolutely excited about coming to Europe for MTV's Headbangers Ball Tour in late November and in December!!! Europe has always been considered our second home and our tour this summer was amazing, from all the festivals to the headlining shows, horns way up to all those who attended, and all of you we will see when we come back across the pond once again! And what a great line up: Suicidal Angels, our brothers from the Bay Area Death Angel, Germany‘s Sodom and EXODUS!!!!! I can hardly wait for this metal onslaught!!!! See you maniacs in the pit!!!!!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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