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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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New Exodus DVD Now Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have made a new DVD available via their official webstore, The Exodus Store. Entitled "Double Live Dynamo!", the disc contains the following track listing:

October 27, 1985 - Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Holland:

01. Exodus
02. Bonded by Blood
03. And Then There Were None
04. Hell's Breath
05. Deliver Us from Evil
06. Deathrow
07. Pleasures of the Flesh
08. Lesson in Violence
09. No Love
10. Piranha
11. Strike of the Beast
12. Metal Command
13. Impaler

May 17, 1997 - Dynamo Open Air, Eindhoven, Holland:

01. Bonded by Blood
02. Exodus
03. Pleasures of the Flesh
04. And Then There Were None
05. Piranha
06. Deliver Us from Evil
07. No Love
08. Lesson in Violence
09. Strike of the Beast

EXODUS' video for the song "Riot Act" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's new album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", which sold 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release,e according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).

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Exodus Post New Video For "Riot Act" Online

Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS have released their new video, for the Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A album cut 'Riot Act'.

Exodus' new album, Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A, was released in North America by Nuclear Blast on October 23rd. Go to this location for audio samples.

Check out the video for 'Riot Act' below...
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Exodus Guitarist Speaks On New Sound And More

Peter Jandréus of Sweden's Critical Mass recently conducted an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Critical Mass: Tom Hunting is back behind the drums on the new album. What happened to Paul (Bostaph)?

Gary: Well, you know, nothing happened to Paul. All that happened is that it was understood between everybody that if Tom wanted to come back there would be a seat waiting for him. He is one of the founding members and one of my best friends since I was 17 years old and Tom needed some time away from the band and to concentrate on his own self 'cause this band can be quite controlling on everybody's life and so he came back and Paul was absolutely fine with it and Paul wanted some time to himself anyway and I'm pleased that my buddy Paul is back in TESTAMENT, so it's a win-win situation for everybody.

Critical Mass: I was listening to your previous album the other day and perhaps you've gotten this question many times before but I was wondering about the song "Deathamphetamine". Is it a way for you of dealing with a darker past?

Gary: Yeah, sure, it was kinda my way of exorcise some of the demons I used to carry around. In a way it describes the nightmare of amphetamine abuse. I'm not the one to preach to people but if anybody out there putting the poison in 'em might learn something and not get as fucked up on the shit that I once was.

Critical Mass: So is music a sort of therapy for you in that sense?

Gary: Yeah, for sure, and in this band the music gets angry and angrier and I'm happy because of it. I don't walk around with a mean look on my face, I'm the happiest guy you'll ever meet. You know, it helps to express the anger through a song.

Critical Mass: Your current lineup really kicks ass but some might think that you are sort of touring with a company name and that you should change the name of the band?

Gary: Well, they don't know what the fuck they're talking about, for starters. I would understand and agree with them if, let's say, for instance, EXODUS was broken up and then five to ten years later Gary Holt comes out with four new guys and calls it EXODUS. That would not be right but when we went into the studio to do "Shovel Headed Kill Machine", Rick (Hunolt), who was still a member of the band, quit the day we moved the equipment in and he wasn't committed anymore. He also never went to rehearsal. Zetro (Steve Souza) was just an asshole. He was impossible to deal with even in 1993 so there was no choice but to let him go. He wasn't the original singer anyway. All these things happened within weeks and just before the recording of the album and I'm not going to stop what I've been focusing on for the last six months. EXODUS has been my baby since I was 14 years young and I'm not gonna let it die. Most people today have thanked me for not letting it fade away.

Critical Mass: How would you label the EXODUS sound of 2007?

Gary: It's absolutely thrash, and I'm not gonna let somebody convince me it's not, 'cause then I'll be running away from something we helped to create. You know, I don't approach things any differently than I did then. I mean, it starts with a riff and anybody who is a musician can see how I arrange songs. I have my own style and still go by it. But at the same time I'm not interested in sounding like I did in 1985. Other people are but I did that first so why would I wanna do it now.

Critical Mass: Here in Sweden stagediving is more or less forbidden at most larger venues and people is often thrown out because of that. Is it similar when you visit other countries? How do feel about it?

Gary: We just recently heard that we are the reason that stagediving and moshing is banned at the Whisky in Hollywood. I'm quite proud of that. I don't know how they plan to enforce those rules but I remember a couple years ago in Gothenburg this one kid dove of the stage and the whole crowd moved out of the way and he landed really bad and we could hear it from the stage and we thought that kid was gonna die. The ambulance came and everything but we saw him at the next show and he was OK. But I mean he hit hard — that shit was scary.

Critical Mass: Have you experienced more of that over the years?

Gary: Well, yeah, we were sued by this guy's parents when the crowd ran over this kid and they claimed that he had permanent emotional and physical scars but I say [anyone that] comes to see EXODUS already has the emotional [scars]!

Critical Mass: What part of the world you think has the wildest crowd?

Gary: You know, there was a time I wouldn't say this about Hollywood but our shows there has gotten more and more insane and the audience is 17-year-old kids and I've seen them in front of a venue doing sort of soundchecks to start up a pit on the sidewalk and it's like 20 kids at three o'clock in the afternoon just slammin' into each other in the street. People trying to walk by and they're terrified...

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Dublin Death Patrol Announce Mexico City Show

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — has scheduled a concert at Hard Rock Live in Mexico City, Mexico on January 28, 2008.

Fan-filmed video footage of DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) performing at the Underworld in London, England on June 18, 2007 can be viewed below.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL made its live debut on June 3, 2007 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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Get Thrashed Expect April DVD Release

The makers of Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal have issued the following brief message:

"For all those who have been asking - Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal should be out on DVD April, 2008. More details coming soon!!!"

Get Thrashed documents the history of thrash metal by dissecting the genre from its head banging beginnings to the present day resurgence. The film features some incredible vintage live footage as well as interviews from legendary acts such as EXODUS, SODOM, ANTHRAX, METALLICA and more!

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Exodus Cancel Mexican Tour Dates

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have released the following statement:

"EXODUS will not perform the announced Mexico shows October 25th – 27th [with support from AGENT STEEL] on their upcoming South American tour. The band was booked under false pretense by a promoter who failed to fulfill even basic requirements, logistically and financially. It later surfaced that promoter in question was involved in other show related controversies earlier this year when a world-known trash metal band from Europe had to cancel a planned Mexico appearance last minute and advance tickets sold in Mexico were not refunded to the fans.

"EXODUS is sorry to let down their Mexican fans but after failing to meet several deadlines for deposits, airfares and supplying production information, the promoter made it impossible to realize those shows. As of today, six days to originally planned departure from the U.S., the band did not receive any information regarding equipment, lodging and internal transport; neither airfares nor guarantees were paid."

EXODUS' new album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", is available for streaming in its entirety until October 19 on the band's MySpace page.

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Stream The New Exodus Album In Its Entirety

You can now stream Exodus' latest album, "The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A," in its entirety on the band's MySpace page through October 22nd.

Nuclear Blast will release "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A" on October 28th in Europe. The album was produced at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).

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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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