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

Latest Exodus News

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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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.

Catch Exodus live on these dates: More...

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Exodus Posts New Music Video

The Bay Area thrash titans from Exodus are celebrating the "Blood In, Blood Out" album's Top 40 Billboard debut with the release of a brand new music video for the title track. Check it out below, and you can read our review of the new album right here.

The video clip was directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) and can be seen below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

"Blood In, Blood Out was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make… unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be,” states Exodusguitarist Gary Holt. “I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! ‘Let's run through it again!’”

Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “Typical and sheer violence, straight up aggressive and in your fucking face! Watching this video kind of reminds me of Fight Club, but awesome action and awesome violence, perfect for the title track of the new Exodus album Blood In, Blood Out!”

“Directing this music video has been a pleasure. Having the task to find hundreds of metal heads to fill up a dark room with very limited time seemed like a tough task,” begins director Shan Dan Horan. “What I found however, was an overwhelming response from some of the most positive and energetic fans I've ever met. I feel honored to have played a small role in that. Old metalheads, young ones, to even a guy that showed up in his wheelchair. The fact of the matter is everyone was accepted and everyone picked up their brethren when they would fall in the pit. To me that's what ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ is about. While we all come from different backgrounds - once a metal head, always a metal head. That's something that stays in your blood.” More...

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"Here's the Metal" Compilation For Free Download

A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.

The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day

You can download the compilation here.

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Exodus Streaming Full Album

Fans can listen to all of "Blood In, Blood Out" by Bay Area thrashers Exodus in its entirety at Yahoo Music here.

The album is officially due out tomorrow and you can pre-order via iTunes over at this location. The 2-disc digi-pak version also includes the bonus “Blood Upon The Goat” DVD.

You can check out a teaser trailer for the bonus disc at this location.

The full album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Taste The Exodus Burger At Album Listening Party

Whether you prefer your burgers rare or well done, fans attending the official Exodus listening party at Kuma’s Corner on Sunday October 12th will get a taste of "Blood In, Blood Out" in more ways than one!

Come listen to the new album on loop whilst enjoying the brand new Exodus Burger at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL, this Sunday from 7:00 - 10:00pm. The listening party will also include Exodus merch giveaways.

The Exodus Burger is being served up in celebration of the impending release of the band’s 10th studio album, "Blood In, Blood Out," due to drop October 14th via Nuclear Blast.

So what’s in the Kuma’s Corner Exodus Burger? Your taste buds are about to rocked, the burger features a 10 oz burger patty, fried veal strips, Arbol chile salsa, black rice and bean cake, Pepperjack cheese, and roasted Serrano peppers.

Lucas Tobias states, “We've been matching burgers and bands for years and the opportunity to pay homage to anyone involved in influencing a genre in its infancy is always one that we want to take part in. So, when thrash legends Exodus announced the release of their new record, Blood In, Blood Out, we jumped at the chance to create something worthy of the legacy they've established for themselves. We went to work crafting a burger to match the intensity of their music and still tastefully, in our way, give them the credit they are due. This is our homage to one of the godfathers of thrash metal.” More...

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