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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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Cannibal Corpse Guitarist To Tour With Slayer

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien will fill in for Exodus' Gary Holt when Holt leaves the SLAYER European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4. Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.

Holt's last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O'Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.

Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite. Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.

The band's remaining tour dates are as follows: More...

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Slayer To Tour With Rob Zombie

American thrash metal legends Slayer have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour of North America this Summer along with shock rocker and movie director Rob Zombie. The two big names will also be joined by Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus.

"We haven't toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no less than 'hell on earth,'" said Slayer's Kerry King. "Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning. Bring your own body bag..."

"Total destruction on stage and off is what this combination promises," states Zombie, "Seriously, how much more Hell could you ask for? The answer is none more Hell."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Gary Holt To Stick With Slayer On European Tour

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who has been performing with fellow American thrash metal legends Slayer on their recent Australian shows, has confirmed that he will be performing as a guest member of the band on their forthcoming European Carnage tour, which will kick off this weekend in Ukraine.

Gary Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is currently recovering from surgery after an arm infection due to a spider bite. Reports suggest that he is recovering well.

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Exodus To Open For Judas Priest In Poland

American thrash metal legends Exodus have confirmed that they will be performing at the Metal Hammer Festival in Katowice, Poland on August 10th, where they will serve as one of the main support acts for British metal gods, Judas Priest.

Guitarist Gary Holt commented on the situation with the following post:

"I can't believe that after getting to play with Iron Miaden in Chile, now we can announce that we will be sharing the stage with Judas Priest in Poland! How much better can it get? Two shows with two of our biggest heroes! Now if only I can select the set for them… I can dream, can't I?! It's gonna be awesome; to say we're excited is an understatement."

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Exodus Pulls Out Of Wacken Open Air 2011

American thrash metal veterans Exodus have announced that they have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air as a result of a scheduling conflict.

A message from guitarist Gary Holt reads as follows:

"We are sorry to announce that due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Exodus will not be able to perform at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. We look forward to returning for one of the next Wacken Festivals, where we hope to make it up to all our amazing Exodus fans."

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Former Exodus Singer Forms New Band

Steve "Zetro" Souza, the former vocalist of American thrash metal legends Exodus, has announced that he has formed a new band called Hatriot. You can check out an audio sample of the band's song "Weapons Of Class Destruction" by heading to their official website.

The band's lineup is as follows:

Steve "Zetro" Souza - Vocals
Drew Gage - Guitars
Kosta Varvatakis - Guitars
Alex Bent - Drums

Zetro's son, Cody is reported to be the bass player of the group.

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Exodus Guitarist Comments On Slayer Gig

As previously reported, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman will be unable to tour with the band, on a number of tour dates this year as a result of an arm infection. Taking his place on the tour will be Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who had this to say regarding the guest position:

"How can I put into words how excited I am to have been asked to play with Slayer? Hard to describe for sure. Legendary band, check. Old friends since the birth of thrash metal. Check. Get to play ‘Angel Of Death’ live, priceless! I'll do my best to live up to the standard they've set for so many years, while we all wish Jeff a speedy return to health and his rightful place in Slayer."

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Gary Holt Joins Slayer As New Guitarist

Thrash metal veterans Slayer have announced that Exodus' Gary Holt will be joining the band as its new temporary replacement for a hospitalized Jeff Hanneman. The band commented on Jeff Hanneman's condition by saying:

"Jeff is our brother, we've all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years so we just want him to completely recover as soon as possible. After everything that happened last year we all agreed that we just can't let our fans down again. Jeff is totally on board with this decision, so we will tour as planned. At this point, we can't pinpoint exactly what day he'll be back, but he'll be back as soon as he possibly can. And we can't wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road."

Hanneman underwent emergency surgery on his right arm late last month after contracting a serious infection. He is now recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery. He will return to the Slayer line-up as soon as he has fully recovered.

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Generation Kill Signs With Season Of Mist

Generation Kill has announced its signing with Season of Mist. The signing comes in time for the band to release its debut album, expected to hit store shelves later in the year. Generation Kill features in its ranks Exodus front man Rob Dukes. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"The writing team of Rob Dukes and Rob Moschetti are glad to be working with Season of Mist for the Generation Kill debut album. This release is the most diverse project that either of the two have been a part of.

"This is an honest, no holds barred album containing various styles of music. In a way, it is a bit of a selfish record. We wrote the kind of material that we like. You can't please everybody, so you might as well please yourself. Honestly, that's what true art is. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION."

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Report Available

Metalinjection.net has posted a video report from the 70,000 tons of metal festival. You can check out the footage from the cruise in the clip below.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Video Interview With Gary Holt Of Exodus Available

107.7 The Bone recently conducted an interview with Gary Holt of Exodus at the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. You can check out the video interview below.

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Photos Posted Online

Musicpix.net has posted a series of photos online from the recent Exodus performance on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. You can check out the pictures at this location.

You can also check out the 70,000 Tons of Metal YouTube channel here, which features video clips of bands discussing the cruise.

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

As I Lay Dying
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Kreator More...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Exodus Video Interview Posted Online

Themetalheadz.com has posted a video interview online with Bay Area thrash act Exodus during the band's U.K. 2010 headline tour. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.

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Devildriver To Play Wacken Open Air

Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:


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Exodus To Perform With Iron Maiden

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following update online, on which he comments on the band's forthcoming slot opening for Iron Maiden in Chile.

"There's no one bigger than Iron Maiden in South America. I've seen the DVD footage of their shows down in that part of the world, and to actually get to open for them ANYWHERE is amazing! But down there? Absolutely spectacular!

"We'll be playing Santiago with my heroes — a band whose songs we were covering at backyard parties — in front of 65,000 people! Suddenly we all got a big second wind! Stoked beyond belief is an understatement!"

Exodus will open for Iron Maiden on April 10, 2011 at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.

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Gary Holt Announces NAMM Appearance

Guitarist Gary Holt, of Bay Area thrash act Exodus, will be appearing at the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention on Saturday, January 15th, 2011. The annual convention will be held for several days this year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The following is a schedule of Gary Holt’s appearances and signings while in attendance:

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Noon at the Engl booth 5824
2:00 PM at the Schecter booth 4290
4:30 PM at the EMG booth 4850

Exodus recently returned back home after the “Thrash Fest Tour” in Europe with Kreator, Death Angel, and Suicidal Angels.

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