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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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Metalmania Fest 2009 Moved To Smaller Venue

The 23rd edition of the Metalmania Festival, which was to take place on the March 7, 2009 at the Spodek Hall in Katowice, will eventually not happen due to a major renovation works at the venue - Spodek will be closed for almost 6 months from January 1st, 2009. However, to keep up the tradition of the festival, Metal Mind Productions will organize Metalmania Fest 2009. The date remains the same but the venue changes to a smaller place - Stodola Club in Warsaw. The bands confirmed so far are: Soulfly, Exodus, Overkill and Heaven Shall Burn. Two special guests are to be confirmed soon.

07. 03. 09 – Warszawa, Stodola, start: 14.00

Running for over 20 years, the Metalmania Festival it has become the biggest and the most important metal festival in Poland and Czech Republic. In the past, the festival hosted over 300 artists from all around the world. The previous edition (8th March 2008) gathered on one stage such great bands as Vader, Artillery, Immolation, Flotsam and Jetsam, Satyricon, Primordial, Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, Megadeth, Marduk and Overkill, to name a few. Each edition is very well documented, as the show in Katowice is recorded and released as a DVD+CD compilation. "Metalmania 2008" DVD is set to be released on 26th January 2009 in Europe / 10th March 2009 in USA (via MVD).

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Overkill And Exodus To Tour Europe

As previously reported, Metal Church has had to pull out of their European trek with Overkill due to guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof suffering from back problems. However European thrash fans will not be disapointed as filling the shoes of Metal Church will be thrash metal legends Exodus. Also on the bill will be young, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb and Torture Squad.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 20 - UK London @ Carling Islington Academy
February 21 - NL Uden @ De Pul
February 22 - NL Enschede @ Atak
February 23 - GER Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
February 24 - GER Hamburg @ Markthalle
February 25 - GER Bochum @ Zeche
February 27 - ESP Barcelona @ Bikini
February 28 - ESP Madrid @ Sala Live
March 1 - ESP Alicante @ Nave 8
March 3 - SWI Pratteln @ Z7
March 4 - ITA Milano @ Rolling Stone
March 5 - GER Augsburg @ Spectrum
March 6 - CZ Zlin @ Metalmania Festival

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Exodus Pulls Out Of Mexico City Show

Exodus has cancelled their performance in Mexico City on Nov. 21, which also featured The Haunted, who will still perform.

In other The Haunted news, the band has issued a correction for the Lima date on their MySpace. The correct date for Lima, Peru is November 26.

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Dublin Death Patrol Announces Livermore Show

Dublind Death Patrol, the thrash metal supergroup featuring Testament singer Chuck Billy and former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, has announced a show in Livermore, California for January 2nd at the Pine Street Bar and Grill.

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Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt Slams Rick Rubin

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt recently took part in the "Call & Response" section of Decibel magazine where artists give their opinions on songs from heavy metal artists and beyond. When faced with "My Apocalypse" by Metallica, here's what he had to say:

"There are some killer riffs on this one; nice to hear them rediscover that tempos can be fast sometimes. Much better than any of the last three (albums) for sure. But Rick Rubin is a monumental hack. He has killed the production of the record for me. I was really expecting James to throw down the "...And Justice For All" crunch, totally crushing guitars, but these are not heavy at all. If all they were looking for in a producer was 'guidance,' I would have told them all they need to know for dinner and a beer: 'Go back, listen to your legendary records, listen to your Diamond Head records and then gather in a room together and make a metal record.' I would have given them this advice for free- much cheaper than Rubin! But it's growing on me. I still dig it, just not the sound of it. Andy Sneap would have made this a monster. And thank Satan Kirk is soloing again! The world needs him to shred!"

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Exodus Announces Kreator Tour Off-Dates

Exodus will do a series of headlining shows next year while on tour as the support for German thrash legends Kreator.

The bands tour schedule is as follows:

28 - Tonic Lounge - Reno NV (Exodus headlining show)
31 - Riot Room - Kansas City MO (Exodus headlining show)

1 - Spicoli's Grill - Waterloo IA (Exodus headlining show)
2 - Pop's - Sauget IL (Exodus headlining show)
4 - Rex Theater - Pittsburg PA (Exodus headlining show)
5 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie NY (Exodus headlining show)
6 - Plan B - Danville VA (Exodus headlining show)
7 - Sonar – Baltimore, MD
8 - Nokia Theater – New York, NY
9 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11 - Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12 - Mavericks – Ottawa, ON (Exodus headlining show)
13 - Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
14 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
15 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
16 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
18 - The Rock – Maplewood, MN
19 - Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
20 - The Distrikt – Regina, SK
21 - Warehouse – Calgary, AB
22 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
23 - Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC (Exodus headlining show)
24 - Plaza Club – Vancouver, BC
25 - Sugar – Victoria, BC
26 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
27 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
28 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
30 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

1 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
2 - House of Blues – 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 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
14 - Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
15 - Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
16 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
17 - Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
18 - Steppin’ Out - Virginia Beach, VA (Exodus headlining show)
19 - Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC (Exodus headlining show)
20 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC (Exodus headlining show)
21 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL (Exodus headlining show)*
23 - Scout Bar - Beaumont, TX (Exodus headlining show)
24 - Tequila Jungle - Lubbock, TX (Exodus headlining show)

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Exodus Posts Re-Recorded Songs Online

Exodus has posted the re-recorded versions of "Metal Command" and "A Lesson In Violence" online at their official Myspace. The songs come from the bands new album "Let There Be Blood" which is a re-recording of the bands classic 1985 debut album, "Bonded By Blood." The album will be released on October 28th.

In addition Gary Holt, founding member and guitarist, has released a comment on recording "Hell's Breath," a rare track from the band's 1980's demo. "Hell's Breath" will be a bonus track included on the Let There Be Blood release: "When Tom and I finished the drum tracks for Let There Be Blood, we had a half a day of studio time left, we tried to come up with something to record with the spare time we had. One thing led to another, and next thing you know I started playing the opening riff to "Hell's Breath", which is when we both said "Hell Yeah!" Funny thing is, neither of us had played the song for two-plus decades, so we were going by memory on the exact arrangement of the song. It wasn't until I started deciphering my old lyrics from some live MP3's that a friend had sent me, that I realized we had gotten the original solo section wrong! Just slightly different, but overall, this one came out so killer, almost makes me want to track some more of those old classics!"

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Exodus To Perform Entire "Bonded By Blood" Album

Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus will be performing a very special show in Seattle, Washington on November 12th at El Corazon, whereby they will perform their classic debut album, "Bonded By Blood" in it's entirety. No details have been given yet whether this will be a one off setlist or if the band plans on doing this on all forthcoming tour dates to promote the bands new offering, "Let There Be Blood" which is a re-recording of the classic "Bonded By Blood."

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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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