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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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Warbringer Records Debut Album

The buzz surrounding LA thrashers Warbringer is simply astounding following a slew of high-profile shows alongside the legendary Exodus and overwhelmingly positive reactions to the group's self-released EP. Upon signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, the quintet entered the studio with acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the likes of Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, among a slew of others.

John Kevill (vocals) states: "So far the recording's gone very well. Everything is now tracked, and mixing is currently in full swing. Everyone's pretty happy with how it's shaping up, and we all feel it's a huge step up for us. Working with Bill has been awesome. It's been very laid back, and we've received a lot of good feedback and input from him. Counting bonus material and everything, we did a total of 14 tracks. The cover art is also looking pretty bad-ass. The whole thing will be done in a couple of weeks, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the masses."

While Warbringer has built a rabid local fan base playing with others in the LA thrash revival scene, they're set to join Exodus, Arsis and Goatwhore on a national tour in January. This tour will be preceded by a number of warm-up dates opening for Suffocation/Immolation and Prong throughout the CA area this month. Having already completed a West Coast tour with Daath, in addition to the several shows with Exodus, these young thrash warriors (4 out of the 5 aren't even of legal drinking age) are prepared to bring their definitive brand of violent combat thrash to audiences nationwide.

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New Exodus Album To Have Ltd. Edition Bloodpack

Exclusively sold only through the Nuclear Blast European Mailorder website, a special version of EXODUS' The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A will be strictly limited to 500 numbered copies and features: Special Blood Dripping Packaging (Packaging is the size of a DVD case), hidden bonus track and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A, will be available to stream in it's entirety from October 15th until October 19th on the band's MySpace page.

Produced at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), it features the following tracks: 'A Call To Arms', 'Riot Act', 'Funeral Hymn', 'Children Of A Worthless God', 'As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be', 'The Atrocity Exhibition', 'Iconoclasm', 'The Garden Of Bleeding', 'Bedlam 123'.

Exodus 2007 live dates:

October
25 - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico - Discotheque Organic *
26 - Leon Guanajuato, Mexico - Cocktel Bar *
27 - Mexico City, Mexico - Centro de Convenciones de Tlatelolco *
30 - Bogota, Columbia - Teatro Mogador
31 - Lima, Peru- Discoteca DNUBA

November
2 - Santiago, Chile - TeatroNovedades
3 - BSAS, Argentina - El Teatro
4 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Teatro Verano
6 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Opiniao
9 - São Paulo, Brazil - Clash Club

* also featuring AGENT STEEL, TRANSMETAL and BONDED BY BLOOD

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Old Comedy Shows Featuring Exodus Singer Online

Several episodes of a 1990s public access comedy show that aired in Rockland County, New York starring current EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes have been posted online at this location. One of the episodes, "The Abusive Fisherman", can be viewed below.

EXODUS' new album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", will be available for streaming in its entirety from October 15 until October 19 on the band's MySpace page. Due in North America on October 23 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY). More...

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New Exodus Album To Be Streamed Next Week

EXODUS' latest album, The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A, will be available to stream in it's entirety from October 15th until October 19th on the band's MySpace page.

Nuclear Blast will release The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A on October 28th in Europe. Produced at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), it features the following tracks: 'A Call To Arms', 'Riot Act', 'Funeral Hymn', 'Children Of A Worthless God', 'As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be', 'The Atrocity Exhibition', 'Iconoclasm', 'The Garden Of Bleeding', 'Bedlam 123'.

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Exodus' Gary Holt Explains "Exhibit A" Album Title

When asked about the story behind the album title, Gary Holt said, "Why 'Exhibit A', you might ask? Because we already have four songs recorded and finished for the next album, which we will resume recording some time around the end of the year, and this is a two-part record. Part two being exhibit B. So yes, there will be another EXODUS album finished hopefully soon after the release of this one. And when all is said and done, there will never have been anything as brutal and genre-defining done before in thrash metal. An epic monster this one is, and the next is going to take it even further."

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.

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Exodus, Agent Steel, Bonded By Blood Mexican Dates

Exodus, Agent Steel, Transmetal, and Bonded By Blood will tour Mexico briefly later this month. Here are the tour dates:

10/25 Guadalajara Jalisco @ Discotheque Organic
10/26 Leon Guanajuato @ Cocktel Bar
10/27 Mexico City @ Centro de Convenciones de Tlatelolco

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Exodus Guitarist Updates On New Album

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt posted a message on the official Exodus website:

Just wanted to say a quick word. Fired up for the release date (of The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A), it can't come quick enough. Been doing press all day, every day, and while my ear hurts from holding a fucking piece of plastic to it hours on end, the response to the album has surpassed anything we could have hoped for. It's going over huge with every one I've talked to who's heard the record. Me, I haven't listened to it in a couple of months. I sick of that, I want to play these bastards live! Now if I can only find time between all the press and shit to get back to song writing, I'll be happy. And I'll see some of you soon in South America!

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Exodus Run Guitar Lesson Competition

By purchasing an autographed copy of "Gary Holt's A Lesson In Guitar Violence" instructional DVD, you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a free half-hour guitar lesson from EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and four tickets to an upcoming EXODUS show. The free lesson will be given before an upcoming EXODUS show in the winner's area (includes international customers). The winner is responsible for getting himself/herself into the show.

The winner will be announced (and subsequently contacted by e-mail) on January 1, 2008.

"Gary Holt's A Lesson in Guitar Violence" can be ordered through Zaentz at The Exodus Store. The disc contains never-before-seen live footage from 1985 at the Dynamo Club in Holland.

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Exodus Streaming New Track Online

Bay area thrash pioneers EXODUS have updated their MySpace page to stream their track 'Riot Act'. Check it out at this location.

Set to go into production this month, Exodus will be shooting a video for 'Riot Act', off their upcoming new album The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, slated for release in North America on October 23.

The video director for 'Riot Act' will be none other than Jon Schnepp. Known most recently for his work on Metalocalypse (an animated program about DETHKLOK, the world’s most popular death metal band) on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the show has been described as 'Spinal Tap meets Scooby Doo meets Norway.' Schnepp is responsible for the character design of the five Dethklok members, directs the majority of the Metalocalypse episodes for each season, and works closely with the show’s co-creators/writers Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha.

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has this to say about the shoot: “Having the opportunity to work with Jon on our video for ‘Riot Act’ is going to be amazing. Having just recently done our own guest appearance on Metalocalypse, we went out on a limb and asked Jon if he'd shoot our video. When he said yes, we were stoked to say the least. The ideas that he's come up with promise to make this our best video ever! I usually hate making videos, but this time I'm actually excited about it! It will be unique, and of course, it will be heavy!”

Nuclear Blast will release The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A on October 28th in Europe. Produced at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), it features the following tracks: 'A Call To Arms', 'Riot Act', 'Funeral Hymn', 'Children Of A Worthless God', 'As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be', 'The Atrocity Exhibition', 'Iconoclasm', 'The Garden Of Bleeding', 'Bedlam 123'.

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Dethklok Mastermind To Direct Exodus Video

The following message has been posted via the official Exodus Myspace account:

"Set to go into production in September, San Francisco’s pioneer thrashers EXODUS will be shooting a video for the song “Riot Act” off their upcoming new album The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A slated for release in North America on October 23, 2007.

The video director for “Riot Act” will be none other than Jon Schnepp. Known most recently for his work on Metalocalypse (an animated program about Dethklok, the world’s most popular death metal band) on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the show has been described as “Spinal Tap meets Scooby Doo meets Norway.” Schnepp is responsible for the character design of the five Dethklok members, directs the majority of the Metalocalypse episodes for each season, and works closely with the show’s co-creators/writers Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has this to say about the shoot:

“Having the opportunity to work with Jon on our video for ‘Riot Act’ is going to be amazing. Having just recently done our own guest appearance on Metalocalypse, we went out on a limb and asked Jon if he'd shoot our video. When he said yes, we were stoked to say the least. The ideas that he's come up with promise to make this our best video ever! I usually hate making videos, but this time I'm actually excited about it! It will be unique, and of course, it will be heavy!”"

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New Exodus Album To Be A Two Parter

As previously reported, San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS have confirmed that Nuclear Blast will release their upcoming album, The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A, on October 28th in North America. The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A was produced at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) and features the following tracks: 'A Call To Arms', 'Riot Act', 'Funeral Hymn', 'Children Of A Worthless God', 'As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be', 'The Atrocity Exhibition', 'Iconoclasm', 'The Garden Of Bleeding', 'Bedlam 123'.

The band have issued the following update regarding the new album: "Why Exhibit A you might ask? Because we already have four songs recorded and finished for the next album, which we will resume recording some time around the end of the year, and this is a two part record. Part two being Exhibit B. So yes, there will be another Exodus album finished hopefully soon after the release of this one."

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Exodus Reveal Album Title And Tracklisting

The follwoing message has been posted by Exodus guitarist Gary Holt on the bands official forums:

"Alright people, I'm not THAT cruel, enough of the suspense! It's been hard for me and all the boys to hold back on the info for this long, but it's time to let everyone in on the particulars. The album is titled " The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A ". And the track listing is as follows.

1 A Call To Arms
2 Riot Act
3 Funeral Hymn
4 Children Of A Worthless God
5 As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be
6 The Atrocity Exhibition
7 Iconoclasm
8 The Garden Of Bleeding
9 Bedlam 123

Why Exhibit A you might ask? Because we already have four songs recorded and finished for the next album, which we will resume recording some time around the end of the year, and this is a two part record. Part two being exhibit B. So yes, there will be another Exodus album finished hopefully soon after the release of this one. And when all is said and done, there will never have been anything as brutal and genre defining done before in thrash metal. An epic monster this one is, and the next is going to take it even further.
So there it is, no more secrets! Discuss!"

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Exodus, Arsis, Goatwhore, Warbringer Tour Dates

Exodus, Arsis, Goatwhore, and Warbringer will team up for a U.S. tour this winter, starting in 2008, and have released more tour dates. Here are the tour dates:

1/21 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
1/25 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
1/26 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/27 Houston, TX @ Meridian
1/29 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
1/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/1 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/2 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub
2/4 New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
2/5 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
2/6 Reading, PA @ The Silo
2/7 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
2/8 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
2/9 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
2/11 Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
2/12 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
2/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge
2/14 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
2/15 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
2/16 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
2/17 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
2/18 Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ Garrick Centre
2/19 Regina, SK, CAN @ Exchange
2/20 Calgary, AL, CAN @ Warehouse
2/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

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Exodus To Appear In Metalocalypse

EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes has issued the following update:

"My dream came true yesterday. I was on a cartoon — myself and all the guys from EXODUS got to be in an episode of [the animated series] 'Metalocalypse', the greatest cartoon of all time. If I died today it would be all good. All the people that work there are just awesome. If you have not seen the show yet, it's on Adult Swim on Sunday nights on the Cartoon Network, and sometimes during the week. It depends on Adult Swim and they change the shows they air from week to week. And if you have not seen it yet, you fucking suck."

Exodus previously debuted two new songs live entitled "Bedlam 123" and "Funeral Hymn" (see Exodus debut two new songs live story). Their new album is expected before the end of the year. They also set to embark on a tour with Warbringer, Arsis and Goatwhore.

Dethklok (the fictional cartoon band at the centre of Metalocalypse for those who have never seen the show) are also set to release an album thsi year, with a release date set for September 25th. A limited edition version of the album will feature six extra songs along with the first episode of the second season which will premire the week after on October 2nd. The album itself will feature ex Death, Testament, Strapping Young Lad drummer Gene Hoglan amongst others.

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Exodus Debut Two New Songs Live

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS played two brand new songs — "Bedlam 123" and "Funeral Hymn" — during their appearance last night (Wednesday, August 8) at the Showcase Theater in Corona, California. Watch video footage of both tracks below.

EXODUS has completed work on its new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).

In a brand new interview with MetroActive.com, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt stated about the group's new CD, "When you hear the new one, you'll realize that very few bands are able to put out back-to-back to back releases with the fire and intensity of ours. The new album is a genre-defining moment for us and thrash in general, and we as a band feel more inspired and motivated than any time before."

EXODUS will embark on a North American headlining tour in January/February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE, ARSIS and WARBRINGER. Tickets go on sale today (Thursday, August 9) exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until September 4 at which point they will be available through all normal ticketing outlets. Tickets for the Atlanta (January 31) and San Francisco (February 24) shows will go on sale on August 12.

Holt recently released his first-ever instructional DVD, "A Lesson in Guitar Violence", through Zaentz. The disc, which contains never-before-seen live footage from 1985 at the Dynamo Club in Holland, can be ordered at The Exodus Store. More...

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Exodus Guitarist Discusses Band History

Gary Singh of MetroActive.com recently conducted an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. Some excerpts from the chat follow:

On whether EXODUS' first album, "Bonded by Blood", will be in a car commercial someday:

"Hell, 'Deathamphetamine' from our last album was used in a K&N air filters commercial, so we're halfway there. But the next [album] is as sick and dark as anything done before, and we'll continue doing just that as long as I'm enjoying myself."

On EXODUS going through a new rebirth:

"Look at our last two records. They are amazing slabs of metal, and when you hear the new one, you'll realize that very few bands are able to put out back-to-back to back releases with the fire and intensity of ours. The new album is a genre-defining moment for us and thrash in general, and we as a band feel more inspired and motivated than any time before."

On EXODUS' early live shows:

"Everyone had a good time, even if they were bleeding.

"It's really hard to explain what it was like to people who weren't there. There was a sense of community going on, everybody supported each other and went to each other's shows, when we weren't playing together, that is. It was pretty nuts though. You had [Paul] Baloff and myself tormenting the poseurs; general mayhem was the norm, especially at EXODUS shows. It was pretty much a well-known fact that our shows were the most violent you could find anywhere."

"ANTHRAX played after us at the Kabuki theater and they were heckled — something awful. And this is ANTHRAX, not some glam band. But it felt pretty damn great to know you were creating something new."

On touring Europe and plaing small clubs in the U.S.:

"Let's be real. In the States we have to play smaller clubs out of necessity. Bigger markets mean bigger venues, but as long as we have a sweaty packed house, all's well in the world. Turkey was insane, and we've been to a lot of places over the last year or so that we've never been to, like Bangkok, and those shows were amazing. But we haven't played San Jose in a long time, since the old Cactus Club, I think, so this [upcoming show on August 10] should be nuts."

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Exodus Drummer Returns, Guitarist Updates On Album

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has issued the following update:
"Everyone always talks about how their next record is the next this or that, all I'm going to say is this next record is a crushing landmark in Exodus history. I am stoked. Truly. I'm not giving out the title (or titles) right now, so you'll have to wait and be patient! But man, this new shit is aggressive with a capital A! Thrash metal at its hardest."

Exodus recently announced the return of drummer Tom Hunting:
"It was always understood that when and if Tom was ever ready to resume his drumming duties for the band, his seat would be waiting," Holt said in a statement. "Paul [Bostaph] always knew this, and was the first to say it upon joining the band. Paul and Tom have always been good friends and we, as a band, cannot thank Paul enough for his services on Shovel Headed Kill Machine and all the subsequent tours he did to support that album. We had a great time and kicked many asses along the way."

As previously reported, Exodus will be launching a short tour on the West Coast on, Aug. 04 beginning in San Marcos, CA

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Testament, Exodus And Death Angel To Tour?

SMNnews can reveal that TESTAMENT are in talks with the management of fellow Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL and EXODUS for a tour of the US, which would tentatively kick off sometime in 2008.

In an recent interview conducted by SMNnews with Chuck Billy, the frontman hints at what’s to come from the set of Nuclear Blast Records artists:

SMNnews: That could be the big tour next year with EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL.
Chuck Billy: That’s funny you say that because that’s already been in the talks. We’re all gonna have new albums out!

You can read the full interview at this location

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Dublin Death Patrol Footage From London Posted

Fan-filmed video footage of DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — performing at the Underworld in London, England on June 18, 2007 has been posted at YouTube.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL made its live debut on June 3 at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California. Check out photos of the concert at DirtJunior.com.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's debut album, "DDP 4 Life", is available now on Godfodder Records.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's lineup is as follows:

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Vocals
Steve "Zetro" Souza (LEGACY, EXODUS) - Vocals
Andy Billy (SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Guitar
Greg Bustamante (RAMPAGE) - Guitar
Steve Robello (OUT OF CONTROL) - Guitar
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE, DEATH PENALTY, METAL WARRIOR) - Guitar
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta (TESLA) - Drums
Eddie Billy - Bass More...

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Exodus Confirmed For Burning Star Metal Fest

EXODUS, HELSTAR and VICIOUS RUMORS are among the confirmed bands for the Burning Star Metal Fest 2007, set to take place August 4-5 at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, August 4 (show starts at 2:00 p.m.)

EXODUS
HELSTAR
PATHS OF POSSESSION
DARK FAITH
MUDFACE
WARBRINGER
DAMCYAN
ANIMAL CORPSE
VIVISECT
ABOMINATION
AXXYS

Sunday, August 5 (show starts at 1:00 p.m.)

CAGE
VICIOUS RUMORS
NIHILIST
FUELED BY FIRE
RISE TO MOURN
MEDIUS
AWAITING SAMSARA
ABYSMAL DAWN
AGHORI
KEAPER
LIGHT OF DOOM

These shows are open to all ages through 10:00 p.m., which includes all bands but PATHS OF POSSESSION, DARK FAITH, and RISE TO MOURN.

Tickets are available pre-sale at www.thejumpingturtle.com for $20 ($25 day of show). A ticket to one of the days gets you in the other day for only $15.

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