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Formed: 1980
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
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Summer Breeze Announces First 2016 Bands

Summer Breeze 2015 just ended earlier this month, but the festival organizers are already confirming bands for next year's edition, with the first crop of groups to include Sabaton, Subway To Sally, Exodus, and Korpiklaani.

The festival crew also issued this statement to fans about the just wrapped-up festivities:

"361 days of intensive preparation – in the last few weeks before the festival almost 24 hours a day – ended in four indescribable days of metal ecstasy. Behind us (and you) are 96 hours that felt like 24.

"It was fantastic! For us, a 100%! We hope it was the same for you, dear Summer Breeze community! It is you and the unique Summer Breeze atmosphere and relaxed party mood you create who make the Himalaya-high mountains of work, the sleep deprivation and the aching limbs worthwhile. Without you, Summer Breeze wouldn't be what it is!

"Special thanks go out to the god of weather, who was especially kind to Summer Breeze this year. Perfect festival weather made for an untroubled festival feeling every day. More...

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Slayer's Holt Weighs In On Mayhem Festival Issues

Asked for his take on the controversy surrounding this year's edition of "Mayhem festival" Slayer's Gary Holt told the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner:

"Things were said in the media that were spun wrong and attributed to Kerry quoting me, which I didn't say, and Kerry says he never said it. Like, you know, criticizing the Victory Records stage, and some of my close young compadres are on that stage Shattered Sun, Texas natives. And they know it. You know, these guys, I do everything I can do to help them. Ask Daniel Trejo (Shattered Sun guitarist). He comes to me when he wants information and advice on endorsements, and I'm totally willing to give it. The attendance has been down. And the only thing I ever actually did say was what this tour is lacking is a genuine second stage. There's usually a record label-sponsored stage, a second and a third and a main stage. And what you have is the main stage, and then there… this time it's the Victory Records stage. The last time I did Mayhem, it was the Sumerian Records stage. Those bands are all young up-and-comers and they're awesome; we've hung out and barbecued, amongst other cannabis-related things. And then, you know, for bad blood to be started because one guy (referring to Kevin Lyman's commentabout metal becoming fat and grey) decided to throw the tour under the bus early into it, it's, like… We're all out here, working out hardest to put on the best show we can. And those guys, they're young. They're out here, you know… Like any young band, you're working for nothing. You're working to further your band's cause and to spread your name."

"And then, I can understand, people all the way up to us started feeling, like, 'What are we doing? Are we not appreciated?' And I know I can speak for Paul, we appreciate these younger bands. I mean, hell, my other band, we're still a club band. I'm more likely to go out on tour with Exodus and these younger bands on the Victory Records stage than anybody else. And if you ask any young band that's ever toured with Exodus, we treat 'em not like an opening band. We kidnap 'em, put 'em on a bus, make 'em drink vile shit and take care of 'em. But other than that, and a couple of shows which have been pretty grim, the tour's been great and I'm having hella fun. That being said, I'm glad it's almost winding down, 'cause I'm 51 fucking years old."

Check out the entire chat now below.

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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King Diamond Announces Tour With Exodus

King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans - one not to be missed. As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album "Abigail" in its entirety.

The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with legendary bay area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act. The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am ET.

10/29 Denver, CO The Fillmore
10/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/02 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
11/05 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/08 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
11/09 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/13 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11/15 New Orleans, LA The Civic Auditorium
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
11/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
11/24 Boston, MA Orpheum
11/25 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
11/27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/28 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
11/30 Minneapolis, MN Myth
12/02 Tulsa, OK Club Brady
12/04 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/05 Dallas, TX House of Blues More...

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Zetro Stepping Down As Hatriot Vocalist

After returning to Exodus last year, it seems Steve "Zetro" Souza will not be continuing as front man for Hatriot any longer. The band comments:

"As some already may know Zetro will not be fulfilling the vocal duties in Hatriot. Zetro has a made a full come back with Exodus, and had originally agreed to perform in both bands full time.

"At the time we were content with Zetro to remain in Hatriot and Exodus. Due to the impact of him returning to Exodus, their recent successful release, and their current hype it had become complicated for Zetro to perform vocals in both bands.

"We had come to the conclusion as a band not to get a new singer and instead promote Cody, Zetro’s son, to bass guitar and vocals. Cody sounds very much in the vein of his father. During Zetro’s time away Cody would fulfill vocals on various practices and shows. Zetro will continue being a part of the Hatriot camp assisting in running operations, writing lyrics, and overseeing the band as a whole.

"We are hard at work on our third studio album, which will debut Cody Souza on vocals. We will be adding the song 'From My Cold Dead Hands' off our sophomore album 'Dawn Of The New Centurion' on our band page featuring Cody on vocals." More...

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Exodus Featured On Spotify's "Metal Talks"

Exodus is currently featured on the latest episode of Spotify’s “Metal Talks” series, and fans can head to the show’s landing page now to listen.

Spotify “Metal Talks” is a podcast-style show showcasing hard rock / heavy metal bands. Each episode features intimate and in-depth conversations with an artist, interspersed with their own music and favorites from other artists.

As of very recently, fans can hear the first three classic Exodus records on Spotify – "Bonded By Blood," "Pleasures of the Flesh," and "Fabulous Disaster."

Exodus just wrapped up a European tour that comprised of several one-off dates and festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Forta Rock Festival, Copenhell Festival, Metal Frenzy Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Festival, and Tuska Open Air.

Later this year, Exodus will take part in the Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise, departing from Miami, FL on September 28th.

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Following an excellent start to the festival the day before, it was exciting to wake up to another day of metal music in Dessel. There was once again plenty on display for head bangers of all tastes, from legendary bands to current favourites. There were also plent of cult heroes performing on this day, one of which was the first band on the agenda.

Formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection in Israel, Orphaned Land have gone on to become one of, if not the premier metal band from the Middle East. Part of what makes them such an endearing group is their constant devotion of their music to peace, particularly between the Abrahamic religions that clash more than anywhere around their homeland. They were a great way to start the day, possessing a fantastic energy that got plenty of the crowd moving, which is quite an accomplishment for midday at a festival. Opening with the title track to their latest album, "All Is One," they oozed a positive atmosphere and most heads that were banging were also smiling. Having only a forty minute set, it was impressive that the band were able to fit seven songs into their schedule, with the excellent "Separi" being a particular highlight, in part due to the guest appearance of a Dutch Muslim belly dancer, who also joined the group for their finale, which was a medley of "Norra el Norra" and "Ornaments of Gold." Like several bands the day before, Orphaned Land were highly impressive and one that needs adding to the metal fans list of bands to see live. More...

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Exodus Gears Up For European Tour

Exodus is set to kick off an upcoming European headline tour on June 1st, 2015. The European dates start in Hamburg, Germany at Knust and end in Helinski, Finland on June 26th.

The tour includes several festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Forta Rock Festival, Copenhell Festival, Metal Frenzy Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Festival, and Tuska Open Air. Exodus also just wrapped up a successful U.S. run with Testament and Shattered Sun.

“We’re already out here in Europe ready to kill,” states vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. “We are currently in Spain and ready for the rest of Europe and all the festivals. See you in the pit for The Toxic Waltz!” More...

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Evil Invaders Covers Exodus Live

Evil Invaders has released a brand new live video for the track "Fabulous Disaster," which is a cover version of the classic from thrash outfit Exodus. Evil Invaders singer Joe states:

"Playing this Exodus song at our last headlining show was one of our most intense moments on stage so far! It's hard to describe what happens to you when tons of adrenaline are pumping through your veins when over 600 fans are going completely INSANE together with you.

"Afterwards we even heard that people got carried away because of the madness in the crowd. This is the way Speed/Thrash Metal shows should be like! It's all about the adrenaline, the intensity and maniacs going completely WILD! We're currently touring throughout Europe so hopefully a lot of Thrashers will show up and join the party haha!" More...

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Carolina Rebellion Performance Times Revealed

A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:

Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)

Jägermeister Stage

7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath

Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am

Monster Energy Rebellion Stage

12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...

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Gary Holt Taking Over SiriusXM Liquid Metal

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt will host his own SiriusXM Liquid Metal Takeover this weekend, picking out over a dozen of his favorite cuts from his bands, and tracks from bands such as Venom, Warbringer, Death Angel, Metallica, Rainbow, Heathen and more. Tune in to SiriusXM Channel 40 at these times:

Friday, March 20th @ 12pm-2pm ET
Saturday, March 21st @ 9am-11am ET
Sunday, March 22nd @ 5pm-7pm ET

Gary Holt is also interviewed by SiriusXM host Jose Mangin about Exodus’ upcoming run on the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour with headliners Testament and special guests Shattered Sun, the band’s new Billboard Top 40-charting album "Blood In, Blood Out," guacamole, kids, the 49ers, health topics and more. Catch Exodus live on these dates: More...

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Motorhead Reveals Second Motorboat Cruise

Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28th through October 2nd, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.

The "Loudest Boat In The World" will feature performances from Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at this location. Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister: "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"

Slayer’s Kerry King adds, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!” More...

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Gary Holt Appearing On That Metal Show

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt will appear on this Saturday’s episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, airing at 9/8 Central and featuring additional guest appearances by Marky Ramone, Darryl Daniels, and Joel Hoekstra.

Catch Gary Holt discussing Exodus’ upcoming run on the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour with headliners Testament and special guests Shattered Sun, the band’s new Billboard Top 40-charting burner "Blood In, Blood Out," and other happenings. For more information, visit the VH1 website. Dates for the upcoming trek are as follows:

04/01/15 Regency Center Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/24/15 The International – Knoxville, TN
04/25/15 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
04/26/15 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/28/15 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
04/29/15 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/30/15 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
05/01/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau 15 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
05/02/15 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
05/03/15 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion 2015 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)

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Exodus/Slayer's Holt Tells "Rock Star Stories"

As part of Affliction's "Rock Star Stories" series, Jose Mangin (SiriusXM, Liquid Metal, Ozzy's Boneyard, Octane), recently asked Exodus and Slayer guitarist Gary Holt to share a tale from the road.

Check out the clip below.

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Testament Adds More North American Tour Dates

Bay Area thrash metal giants Testament recently announced the "Dark Roots of Thrash II" tour which will include support from Exodus and Shattered Sun.

As of today, several new dates have been added to the run, including dates in Philadelphia, PA, Cincinnati, OH and more. The currently announced details are as follows:

04/01/15 Regency Center Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/24/15 The International – Knoxville, TN
04/25/15 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
04/26/15 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/28/15 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
04/29/15 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/30/15 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
05/01/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau 15 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
05/02/15 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
05/03/15 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion 2015 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN) More...

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Testament Announces "Dark Roots Of Thrash II" Tour

If you think you've seen it all when it comes to thrash metal tour packages, think again.

Digging deep into the early discography that launched a worldwide career spanning two-and-a-half decades, battle-scarred ambassadors of Bay Area thrash Testament will be performing an exclusive headlining set comprised of select tracks from their first three albums: 1987's debut "The Legacy," 1988's "The New Order," and 1989's "Practice What You Preach."

Adding gasoline & road flares to the live pandemonium with direct support will be none other than mastery gunnery sergeants of thrash metal Exodus. Opening every show will be Texan metal cowboys Shattered Sun.

Launching their seventeen-date trek on April 1st with a hometown show in San Francisco that's sure to register on the Richter scale, the "Dark Roots of Thrash II" tour will hit fifteen additional U.S. cities plus Toronto, Canada, wrapping up in Georgia's capital city of Atlanta on April 23rd.

VIP Packages are available via this location and include:

· One Premium Reserved ticket or One General Admission ticket
· A Meet & Greet with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Individual & Group Photo opportunities with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Exclusive TESTAMENT/EXODUS poster
· Collectible TESTAMENT/EXODUS commemorative laminate
· On-site check-in staff

Confirmed "Dark Roots of Thrash II" dates are: More...

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Gary Holt Demonstrates New ESP Signature Axe

During an appearance at last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer unveiled his new signature model based on the ESP Eclipse. The Gary Holt signature models come in a high-end ESP version (ESP Gary Holt) and 2 LTD versions, the GH-600 and GH-200. All come with Floyd Rose tremolo system and dual humbucker pickups.

Explains Gary: "We have 3 price-point models. You have the top-of-the-line, most badass guitar I've ever seen and ever been associated with. And then you have, over there, you have the black-and-red one, which I think is as stunning as anything. It's affordable and it plays amazing - an incredible guitar. And here you have your starter guitar, which is still better than anything I started out with as a kid. It's, like, awesome."

Check out Gary Holt demonstrating his new ESP signature-model guitar below. And yes he has a great shirt too.

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Exodus To Play Welcome To Rockville

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25th & 26th.

The Bay Area thrash pioneers in Exodus are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced. More...

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Slayer Filmed For Public Television

On Tuesday November 18th, PBS stood for Public Bruising Service as The Moody Theater filmed Slayer for another broadcast of ACL Live. Not only did Slayer bring the darkest and fastest songs to ever appear on public broadcasting, they did it with an old school thrasher’s dream lineup of Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies supporting. Fans were treated to one of the best light shows, sound systems and seating in the town of Austin. More...

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Exodus Gearing Up To Thrash Your Faces Off

Following the release of new album "Blood In, Blood Out" (reviewed here), the Bay Area thrash titans from Exodus are gearing up to thrash your face off on their upcoming tour with headliners Slayer and special guests Suicidal Tendencies.

Due to the overwhelming demand, Exodus VIP Experience packages are available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com here. All Exodus VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an Exodus guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won.

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