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

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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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Kreator And Exodus To Tour North America

Kreator has announced that they will be hitting North American shores in April next year and are bringing a host of big names with them. Joining them on the tour will be thrash metal legends Exodus aswell as Belphegor, Warbringer and Epicurean.

The tour dates are as follows:

7 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
8 - Nokia Theatre - NYC NY
9 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV

1 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
4 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
5 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
6 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
7 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
8 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
9 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA

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Exodus Guitarist Takes Shots At Sarah Palin

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has submitted the following blog regarding vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin:

"I hate politicians — all of them. The very nature of their job is to serve the few who spend the most. But the hypocrisy hit an all time high during Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican convention and the subsequent defense of her ongoing problems at home.

"The 'Family Values' party attacks the media for coverage of her and her family, yet they have no problem parading her knocked-up daughter out there for millions to see as some warped example of Family Values. Am I to believe a pregnant 17 year old girl forced into a sham shotgun wedding to a self proclaimed 'f—ing redneck' is some shining example of 'family values?' Get real, and while you’re at it, get some condoms. More...

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Lobotomized More...

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Exodus Vocalist Rob Dukes Checks In

Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes has checked in from Europe with the following message:

"Wacken 2008... I came from behind the curtain to see before me 75,000 people with their hands in the air. And screaming. It was fucking surreal. I was overwhelmed by the whole experience. Honestly, I don't remember much of anything in particular except seeing 5 to 10,000 people going into the pit and killing each other almost made me forget to sing; it was crazy.

"Three years ago I was just a guitar tech, not even trying to be in a band. I was happy surfing and just living. Now my life is just crazy, making records and touring the world and getting to play shows like Wacken. I truly am grateful for that has befallen on me, good and bad.

"I'm in Spain right now playing a festival with OVERKILL and CRADLE OF FILTH and looking forward to killing this crowd tonight. I just spent two days on the beach in Spain and I feel completely rejuvenated.

"Thanks to all the fans that make all the noise and a special thanks to all the crazy fuckers in the pits around the world."

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3 Inches of Blood Adds Three European Tour Dates

3 Inches of Blood's first European tour in nearly three years gets underway in just a few days. They will be traveling the continent with Bay-Area thrash legends Exodus, doing festivals and club dates. 3 Inches of Blood has added three last minute shows:

Aug. 01 Herford, Germany - Club X (w/ Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying)
Aug. 04 Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk (w/ Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying)
Aug. 18 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea (w/ Exodus)

Here's a list of the upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates: More...

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Free Nuclear Blast Sampler Available For Download

To continue the commemoration of Nuclear Blast's 20 years of existence, Amazon.com brings everyone an exclusive free sampler that you will only be able to obtain at this location.

The sampler contains MP3s of the following songs:

1. Taking the World by Storm - Kataklysm 3:59
2. Chains of Power - Kataklysm 3:19
3. Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium 4:44
4. More Than Meets The Eye - Testament 4:33
5. The Formation of Damnation - Testament 5:09
6. We Are the Nightmare - Arsis 4:03
7. Shattering the Spell - Arsis 4:03
8. Bleed - Meshuggah 7:22
9. Riot Act - Exodus 3:37
10. The Atrocity Exhibition - Exodus 10:33 (Album Only)

Additionally, there are a number of Nuclear Blast Records titles available for purchase at a special discount price of $5.99 for the album as MP3s - only on iTUNES and Amazon until August 30, 2008. Here are the titles: More...

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Exodus Re-Recording "Bonded By Blood"

Guitarist Gary Holt of Bay Area thrash legends Exodus has posted the following message online:

"While anxiously awaiting our return to Europe for the festival run, we have been quietly working on the Bonded By Blood re-recording in our time off.

"Rob (Dukes) is currently doing vocals in New York, Lee (Altus) is doing his solos and I have some touch-ups to do on July 4th. More...

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Exodus Re-Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Exodus mainstay Gary Holt has posted the following message:

"Hey all, just kicking back at home for a bit before we head over to Europe late July, but I am pleased to announce that Exodus have re-signed to Nuclear Blast!

"We have been working on this since last October and I am happy to say that we'll continue our relationship with the greatest label in metal for some time to come!

"It's good to be with a label that we can call home after so many different stops along our career and we are psyched to move even further into the future.

"There is no telling how heavy things can get!"

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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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The Tidal Wave Metal Fest Line Up Announced

The Tidal Wave Metal Festival, born from the now defunct "Making Waves Festival," has announced a tentative lineup for the two-days free event. Celebrating it's 11th year of putting on the heaviest, FREE outdoor music festival on the west coast, Tidal Wave showcases the best thrash, doom, grind, punk, old school metal, etc., that the Bay Area, and beyond, has to offer.

The Tidal Wave is free to concert-goers, completely paid for by banner advertising, sponsorship, donations, and volunteers and is truly unlike any other music festival in existence. The free event is like a picnic in the park, with metal. You may bring whatever you want (dogs, food, coolers, cigarettes, mullets etc. are all ok). There will be raffles for merchandise donated from various sponsors and bands all day all day.

Here is the tentative line-up for The Tidal Wave 2008 festival:


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Gama Bomb Issues Tour Report

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have posted a tour report regarding their recent UK tour with thrash legends EXODUS and fast-rising UK thrashers EVILE.

This is what GAMA BOMB had to say about playing up and down the UK to riotous reception night after night, with two of the greatest thrash bands around today:

"The G-Bizzers have just returned from our UK tour with Exodus and Evile, and what a week it's been...kicking off in London, we had one of the best receptions we've ever had and were thrilled to play the Underworld, which has always been something of an ambition of ours. Leeds the next night was an even better set, and those who assembled really made us feel welcome, which was cool. Dublin was possibly the most surprising night by a mile: expecting a decent reception and some friendly back-slapping, we were astonished by how well we went down. We managed to sell more tees than we even had in London, which was great. We definitely owe them Dublin thrashers more gigs like that one."

Read GAMA BOMB's full tour report here. More...

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Exodus Announces Free Show

Exodus have announced that they will be playing a free show in San Francisco on July 5th. A posting from the band states the following:

"We confirmed to play at The Tidalwave 11 festival, set to take place July 5-6 at McLaren Park AMPHITHEATER in San Francisco, California.


According to the event organizers, Tidal Wave is "like a picnic with metal, bring whatever you want. Dogs, food, coolers, cigarettes, mullets etc. are all OK. There is plenty of parking and toilets. There will be raffles for merch and stuff all day. Bring a few bucks to buy some tickets to help cover the cost of this free fest."

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Evile Issues Tour End Update

UK thrashers, Evile, issue the following end of tour update:

"Hey all, just thought I'd post an update on the Exodus tour, even though there's only one more show to go :("

"This is one awesome tour and we're having a great time. All of the Exodus guys are great. They and their crew treat us really well. The Crowds have all been very welcoming to us, and the responses we've been getting on this tour are overwhelming. I want to thank everyone who's been coming out and taking the time to check Evile out!"

"It's been an eventful tour to say the least. One day/night (can't remember) I was asleep in my bunk on the bus, when all of a sudden there's a huge bang and we're hurled forward about 15 feet. We got hit while being parked by a Truck driver who probably had a bit more than he should have. Our driver, Bjorn, jumped out of bed, running down the road in his boxer shorts to steal the keys out of the guys ignition, while Lee Altus got his drink spilt. He wasn't happy. On a side note, as soon as the truck hit us, I just went back to sleep, I thought Mike had just fallen down the stairs, so this whole story is second hand from when i appeared in the morning and said 'What was that bang?.'" More...

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Exodus Frontman Rob Dukes Posts End Of Tour Update

EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes has issued the following update from the band's current European tour:

"It was the last show of our last tour and it turned out to be a special night. AGNOSTIC FRONT was playing at the club next door to us so we (the bands) decided to join together and play one crazy show in a packed house.

"For me it was awesome — I'm from New York and have been a fan of them since I was a kid. It was a little surreal.

"For the most part, being the singer for EXODUS is still weird to me, and I remember buying the records and going to shows as a fan, but to be where I am is just fucking goofy to me sometimes.

"We had fun hanging out backstge and they are just really cool guys, I have seen them a bunch of times and got hang out with them last year at Graspop, but doing a show together was killer. I thought to myself, 'How cool would a tour of CLUTCH, EXODUS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, THE EXPLOITED, TSOL and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD be?' throw in Brian Posehn as MC and that's a tour I would like to see.

"I like the obscure tour with a mixture of music and fans better than just an all-night metal fest, but that's my personal belief."

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At War Confirmed For Headbangers Open Air Festival

At War will be playing this years Headbangers Open Air Festival in Hamburg Germany on July 15th along with Exodus and Sodom. At War will also be making it's first appearance in Mexico at "Circo Volador" in Mexico City with Agent Steel on July 19th. At War will also be releasing their first Live DVD, entitled "Live at the Norva," on May 28th. This DVD includes all the classic songs from "Ordered to Kill" and "Retaliatory Strike" plus two brand new songs from their upcoming CD, "Infidel." For even more info and to check out some of the band's material, visit their MySpace page .

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Exodus Singer Checks In From Europe

EXODUS singer Rob Dukes has checked in with the following updaste:

"This short tour has been fucking killer, a few sold out shows, and the fact that the fans are singing along to all the new stuff is awesome. I have been having a blast. One quick funny story,we were parked in Bielifield, Germany and while parked up on a day off a truck driving by slammed into our trailer at 35 mph, it shook the bus and everyone woke up,our driver jumped out his bunk and ran off the bus and he was fucking naked, it was hysterical. Lee (Altus - guitar) and a few of us were up and drinking and just hanging out, Lee spilled his drink on himself and was yelling at the driver who hit our bus that he made him spill his drink, I have it on video, it's fucking funny as hell. The guy who hit us was just beside himself when 15 dudes got off the bus and one of them naked, I made a joke saying I bet he thought it was some weird travelling gay bathhouse, a bunch of long haired dudes and a naked guy . I'm sure it will make it to our dvd which will probably be out at the end of this year, we got a new trailer and nobody was hurt except Lee of course, who wants pain and suffering for spilling his drink! 2 more shows to go, I want to thank everyone who has come out and made these shows a lot of fun. Kill KIll KIll...Blood Blood Blood!!!"

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Exodus Frontman Check In From Europe

EXODUS vocalist Rob Dukes has issued the following update from the band's current European tour:

"This short tour has been fucking killer — a few sold-out shows, and the fact that the fans are singing along to all the new stuff is awesome. I have been having a blast."

"One quick funny story: We were parked in Bielefeld, Germany and while parked up on a day off, a truck driving by slammed into our trailer at 35 mph. It shook the bus and everyone woke up, our driver jumped out his bunk and ran off the bus and he was fucking naked; it was hysterical. Lee [Altus, guitar] and a few of us were up and drinking and just hanging out. Lee spilled his drink on himself and was yelling at the driver who hit our bus that he made him spill his drink. I have it on video, it's fucking funny as hell. The guy who hit us was just beside himself when 15 dudes got off the bus and one of them naked. I made a joke saying I bet he thought it was some weird travelling gay bathhouse — a bunch of long-haired dudes and a naked guy. I'm sure it will make it to our DVD, which will probably be out at the end of this year. We got a new trailer and nobody was hurt except Lee, of course, who wants pain and suffering for spilling his drink!" More...

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14 Year-Old Evile Fan Performs Onstage With Band

A 14-year-old EVILE fan had his dream come true on Saturday night (April 12th) when he was given the chance to perform onstage with the fast-rising UK thrashers.

The band were approached by 14-year-old Jake Priestley, who had sent the band clips of himself playing EVILE songs online. The band were highly impressed and gave Jake the chance to show his skills at the Corporation in Sheffield, UK, on their current tour with EXODUS. Jake took over guitar duties from singer/rhythm guitarist MATT DRAKE to play the entirety of the track "Enter the Grave" to rapturous applause.

Footage of the performance can be watched here. More...

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Gama Bomb Unleash 4 New Songs Online

Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have unleashed four brand new songs on their MySpace page. The songs come off their upcoming Earache full-length debut, 'Citizen Brain', due out on May 19th worldwide. Recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins, 'Citizen Brain' features 15 blistering tracks of classic, frantic thrash metal. The album will be available on CD, limited edition CD with bonus DVD, and limited edition vinyl. The four new tracks are: "Zombie Blood Nightmare," "Hammer Slammer," "Evil Voices," and "Final Fight."

The full track listing for "Citizen Brain" is:
01) Zombie Blood Nightmare
02) Evil Voices
03) Final Fight
04) Time Crime
05) Global Warming
06) OCP
07) Hammer Slammer
08) Sentenced to Thrash
09) Zombi Brew
10) Hell Trucker
11) Return of the Technodrome
12) Thrashaholic
13) In the Court of General Zod
14) Space Invaders
15) Bullet Belt Catch Gama Bomb More...

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New Exodus Video Interview, Tour Dates

GuitarWorld.com recently caught up with EXODUS' Gary Holt and Lee Altus. Go to this location to check out the video interview.

Exodus' European tour schedule is currently as follows:

8 - London, England - The Underworld
9 - Leeds, England - Rio's
10 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
11 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
12 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
13 - Groningen, Netherlands - Versa
14 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Club
15 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
16 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
18 - Essen, Germany - Turock
19 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Roxy
20 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage

25 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg
26 - Lichtenvoorde, Holland - Zwarte Cross Festival
27 - Deinze, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Fest
28 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
30 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
31 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall

1-2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
9 - Vigo, Spain - AlternaVigo Festival
15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival
16 - Komen, Slovenia - Metal Mania Festival
17 - Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival

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