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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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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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Legion Of The Damned Book New Festival Date

Dutch metallers LEGION OF THE DAMNED have issued the following update:

"As we have mentioned the Leuven Festival in Belgium got cancelled. We have searched for an alternative and we succeeded. The festival will take place July 27th, one of the band's playing is EXODUS. Once we got more detailed information and everything is 100% confirmed, we will let you know. Beside that we want to congratulate our Manager Andy S. to his 40th birthday, and everybody knows life starts at 40, so hell he must be happy."

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Exodus Vocalist Rob Dukes Checks In

EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes has checked in with the following update via Myspace:

"This morning woke up at 8, had coffee with the woman and the dog, got in my car and drove to Explicit Tattoo in Suffern, NY. At 10 a.m., sat down with another coffee and blasted GOATWHORE and got my shin tattooed. Some crazy 50-year-old woman came in with this 'I-just-ate-my-cat' kinda gleam in her eyes and asked for a spider web on her face... Black metal, tattoos and crazy people all in one morning... awesome."

More footage has been posted regarding the recent incident in which Exodus confronted security at a show in Mokena for attempting to throw a fan out for stagediving. You can watch the clip below. More...

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DDP To Do Mexico City Signing Session

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — will take part in a signing session at the Rock Shop Insurgentes in Mexico City on Saturday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL is scheduled to perform at the Hard Rock Live in Mexico City on Sunday, March 9. The concert will also serve as a listening party for TESTAMENT's forthcoming album, "The Formation of Damnation", which is scheduled for release in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta (TESLA) - Drums
Eddie Billy - Bass

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Video Of Exodus Covering Metallica Posted

Video footage of "Talking Metal On Fuse" hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy jamming with Bay Area thrashers EXODUS in New York on a cover of METALLICA's "Seek and Destroy" can be viewed below (courtesy of "craigcefola"). The clip aired on last night's episode of "Talking Metal On Fuse", which brings the number-one heavy metal/hard rock podcast on iTunes to television. Hosted by Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy — the ultimate metal geeks and hard rock aficionados — the program provides a unique perspective and insider's view into the world of metal and hard rock music. Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, who is known for his work with HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT and his own outfit PAINMUSEUM, scored and recorded the music theme for "Talking Metal on Fuse", which airs regularly on Friday nights at midnight EST/9:00 p.m. PST. More...

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Evile To Open For Exodus in April

Earache Records issues the following press release:

Still tearing up venues around Europe opening for Megadeth, fast rising UK thrashers EVILE have announced a tour with Bay Area legends Exodus in April.

The band will play the following shows in Europe:

08.04.08 UK London - The Underworld
09.04.08 UK Leeds - Rio's
10.04.08 UK Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
11.04.08 UK Glasgow - Cathouse
12.04.08 UK Sheffield - Corporation
13.04.08 Netherlands Groningen - Versa
14.04.08 Netherlands Eindhoven - Dynamo Club
15.04.08 Belgium Vosselaar - Biebob
16.04.08 Germany Hannover - Musikzentrum
18.04.08 Germany Essen - Turock
19.04.08 Germany Saarbrucken - Roxy
20.04.08 Germany Munchen - Backstage

Joining the tour in the UK will be Earache labelmates Gama Bomb. More...

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Exodus Thrash Classics Back In Print

Caroline Records has announced the March 11th release of two classic remastered Exodus albums, "Impact Is Imminent" and "Force Of Habit," as limited edition Japanese-style mini-vinyl CDs, offering a scaled down replica of the original vinyl release in CD format, complete with inner sleeves. Both albums will be available digitally as well.

Arguably the first American Thrash band (Metallica’s Kirk Hammet was a founding member), Exodus came from the Bay Area scene that created Metallica, Megadeth, Death Angel, Testament and Vio-lence. Exodus jumped from Combat Records to Capitol in the early 90’s, supporting these releases on tours with Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Megadeth. Both "Impact Is Imminent" and "Force Of Habit" have been out of print for over ten years and command high prices on the secondary market.

Exodus has just completed a US tour and will start European dates in London on April 8th.

Here are the album reissue track listings: More...

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Exodus and Soilwork on Fuse TV's "Talking Metal"

This Friday, February 29th at 12 Midnight EASTERN / 9 p.m. PACIFIC, join “Talking Metal” hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy as they host a jam session with Bay Area Thrashers EXODUS in New York and get a Swedish metal lesson from SOILWORK in Los Angeles. You can visit FUSE’s “Talking Metal” website here.

EXODUS just completed a headlining tour in support of their latest album, The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, with Goatwhore, Arsis, and Warbringer. To check out notes from the last day of the tour, visit lead vocalist Rob Dukes’ MySpace profile here.

SOILWORK will be returning to North America on February 29th for the Scum Of The Earth Tour as direct support for Throwdown through April 3rd in support of their latest release, Sworn To A Great Divide.

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Exodus Clash With Mokena Venue Security

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS clashed with the in-house security during their headlining performance on February 16, 2008 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, Illinois after a fan was allegedly thrown out of the venue "for no good reason."

A Last.fm user by the name of "Fosster3567" describes the incident in the following way: "The last band of the night was well worth the wait. EXODUS caused a huge stir in the Pearl Room. All was fine until about three songs into their set when a fan jumped up on stage and stage-dived. This was fine with the band, they even headbanged next to him. But security felt otherwise and kicked the kid out. EXODUS stopped playing 'Children of a Worthless God' immediately. They shouted at security to let the kid back in and even told the security guard who kicked the kid out to get the fuck out. When they didn't, EXODUS' singer [Rob Dukes] shouted, 'Hey, I'm stage-diving. Kick me the fuck out, big boy.' He jumped into the crowd. When he got back on stage, he commanded the audience all stage-dive. This is when the place turned into total chaos. Audience members were running on stage by the dozen and we were all enjoying the fuck out of ourselves. Then, Pearl Room's management shut off their mics and amps. The singer was arguing with the manager for a few minutes. Luckily, EXODUS was allowed to continue their set, although no one else could stage dive. They were awesome live and played all the fan favorites."

Watch video footage of the incident below.

EXODUS is in the middle of a North American tour in support of its latest album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", that will culminate in a hometown show in San Francisco on February 24 at Slim's. More...

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Gama Bomb Issue Studio Update

The band checks in once again with another update straight from Grindstone Studios about the recording of their EARACHE debut, CITIZEN BRAIN (produced by Scott Atkins):

"If making amazing albums is a crime, we're going to be sent down for life when CITIZEN BRAIN gets released (slated for mid-May, fact fans). Drums are complete, as evidenced by Paul spending his days playing Hitman with a beer, and we're coming to the end of guitar tracking. Luke and Domo have been putting in long days, scrutinizing every riff and lick with Scott, and the results sound amazing. Philly is now getting into the thick of the vocal takes, too, and is packing in some seriously balls-to-the-wall screaming in late-night sessions. Unfortunately, he hasn't been spotted wearing sunglasses while doing takes like Glen Benton. A recent memo from EARACHE advised that 'more falsettos = better', and we're certainly going to deliver on that."

"Last week saw Tom Luchtenstein from MUTANT and Jamie from Resilience Records swing by the studio to deliver some hilariously brilliant backing vocals on a few tunes, only to callously leave us again like the Milk Tray man in the night. We got over it. We also got the first pencil roughs for CITIZEN BRAIN's album cover back from our man in New York, the brilliant Jeff Zornow. It looks amazing. If you see one picture of robot arms coming out of mouths this year, make this it." More...

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Mercenary, Cynic, Machine Men Confirmed For Wacken

Mercenary, Cynic and Machine Men have recently been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air Festival, which takes place July 31 to August 2 in Wacken, Germany.

Other bands set to perform at the festival:

3 Inches lf Blood
As I Lay Dying
At the Gates
Axel Rudi Pell
Before the Dawn
Children of Bodom
Corvus Corax
Dream of an Opium Eater
Enemy of the Sun
Excremetory Grindfuckers
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
Lord Belial
Psycho Punch
Saltatio Mortis
Sonata Arctica
The Bones
Van Canto

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Exodus Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

According to a post on the official Wacken Open Air festival website, Bay Area thrash legends Exodus are the latest act to be confirmed for the prestigious metal event.

Exodus will also be embarking on a European tour in April in support of their latest album "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A".

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Exodus Guitarist Speaks On Influences

Metal-Hammer.de has issued an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt.

The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: What made you listen to heavy metal in the first place?

A: "That's a good question! For me, it all strated with hard rock, but the harder it was, the better. From there it just developed into a love for it, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and the whole NWOBHM thing just dragged me in
for life."

Q: Who personifies metal the most for you - and why?

A: ROB HALFORD. That dude has always been all about metal and nothing else for so long. He still waves the flag proudly for all of us."

Q: What's the best metal album ever, in your opinion?

A: "RAINBOW - Rising. You need not own another album."

Q: Which is the most important metal band of all time, for you?

A: "For me, there are so many, but VENOM and ANGELWITCH had such a huge influence on me. It was like hearing metal for the first time when I heard those two bands.”

Read the full article at this location.

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Exodus Prepare For North American Tour

Starting 2008 off on the right foot by launching their first North American tour in support of their latest Billboard-charting album, The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, EXODUS will soon be bringing their trademarked brand of fist-in-the-face music to a back alley near you. In tow will be GOATWHORE from New Orleans, Virginian labelmates ARSIS, and L.A.’s WARBRINGER.

“We tour more and longer and with fewer days off now than we ever did in our 20s,” states guitarist Gary Holt in a recent interview with KNAC.com. “I think it has to do more with not lagging and keeping things moving forward. When we were younger, we had the luxury of days off, but days off were expensive. The more shows you do, the less money you burn on the bus being parked outside a Wal-Mart and having the crew do nothing – except maybe drinking a lot. Now when we’re on the road, we just do our thing and when it’s done, we may do a couple of shots, watch a movie, and play Uno for money. It’s the most fun when someone’s drawing cards trying to find their color and having shit for luck. Then we start talking shit, like ‘Taste the rainbow, motherfucker…’ [laughter]”

When asked by Synthesis.net about The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A’s anti-Middle East stance, Holt replied: “I never set out to make a political album. On ‘As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be,’ one thing led to another and it ended up as me taking another potshot at the Bush Administration. It was written from my point of view. This whole mess in Iraq… we went there for the wrong reasons. It wasn’t my battle, it wasn’t my idea to play ‘world police,’ and now we’re never going to get out of there. At the same time, I’m not a bleeding heart liberal.”

The band’s video for 'Riot Act' (which includes an Evil Overlord and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Recommended Daily Allowance of pentagrams) – shot by director Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse fame - can be viewed on the MTV's Headbangers Blog site.

Exodus live dates:

20 - Bakersfield, CA - Naducci
21 - West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues
22 - San Diego, CA at House of Blues
23 - Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
24 - Albuquerque, NM at Launch Pad
25 - Ft. Worth, TX at Ridglea Theater
26 - San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
27 - Houston, TX at Meridian
29 - Winter Park, FL at The Haven
30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
31 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade

1 - Fayetteville, NC at Jesters Pub
2 - West Springfield, VA at Jaxx
4 - New York, NY at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
5 - Rochester, NY at Penny Arcade
6 - Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
7 - Hartford, CT at Webster Theatre
8 - Bedford, NH at Mark's Place
9 - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance
10 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's Down Under
11 - Huntington, WV at Huntington Music Hall
12 - Louisville, KY at Uncle Pleasants
13 - Milwaukee, WI at Vnuk's Lounge
14 - Cedar Falls, IA at Reverb
15 - Detroit, MI at Harpo's
16 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room
17 - Maplewood, MN at The Rock
18 - Winnipeg, MB at Garrick Centre
19 - Regina, SK at Exchange
20 - Calgary, AB at Warehouse
21 - Spokane, WA at Bourbon Street
22 - Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
23 - Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre
24 - San Francisco, CA at Slim's

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Exodus Update Tour Schedule

Exodus have announced that the January 20 2008 Studio 99 Bakersfield, California has been canceled.
Also the February 6 2008 The Silo Reading Pennsylvania has been changed to Allentown Crocodile Rock, Pennsylvania.

The tour schedule is now shaped up as follows:

Jan 21 2008 House of Blues West Hollywood, California
Jan 22 2008 House of Blues San Diego, California
Jan 23 2008 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Jan 24 2008 Launch Pad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jan 25 2008 Ridglea Theater Ft Worth, Texas
Jan 26 2008 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Jan 27 2008 The Meridian Houston, Texas
Jan 29 2008 The Haven Winter Park, Florida
Jan 30 2008 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jan 31 2008 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 1 2008 Jester’s Pub Fayetteville, North Carolina
Feb 2 2008 Jaxx Nightclub West Springfield, Virginia
Feb 4 2008 B.B. King New York, New York
Feb 5 2008 Penny Arcade Rochester, New York
Feb 6 2008 Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Feb 7 2008 Webster Theater Hartford, Connecticut
Feb 8 2008 Mark’s Showplace Bedford, New Hampshire
Feb 9 2008 The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
Feb 10 2008 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 11 2008 Huntington Music Hall Huntington, West Virginia
Feb 12 2008 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky
Feb 13 2008 Vnuk’s Lounge Cudahy, Wisconsin
Feb 14 2008 Reverb Cedar Falls, Iowa
Feb 15 2008 Harpo’s Detroit, Michigan
Feb 16 2008 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
Feb 17 2008 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
Feb 18 2008 Garrick Centre Winnipeg Canada
Feb 19 2008 Exchange Regina Canada
Feb 20 2008 The Warehouse Calgary Canada
Feb 21 2008 The Big Easy Concert House Spokane, Washington
Feb 22 2008 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
Feb 23 2008 Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
Feb 24 2008 Slim’s San Francisco, California

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Exodus Guitarist Speaks On Latest Tour

ABORT’s Jimmy Lynch, checks in with Gary Holt, guitarist for Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

ABORT: You just completed an exhausting tour, with your current line up, was it just as much fun this time around, or more of a pay the bills type thing?

Holt: "Well, that was actually last December, so we’ve been home and off the road for a while. But we would never do this shit if it wasn’t fun, and sometimes it barely pays the bills anyway. And our level of fun is pretty much off the charts."

ABORT: Do you have any remorse for all the chaotic violence you’ve created from
doing live shows? Speaking of which, any problems during your recent stop in South America ? Were they “Too Receptive”?

Holt: "Remorse? Don’t know the meaning of the word! Fuck that, it’s what I live to see. And some of the fans in a couple of cities in South America apparently like to rip each others hair out, judging from the hundreds of chunks littering the floor in Chile and Columbia."

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