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Exhorder Announces Reunion And Plans For New Music

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Underground metal legends Exhorder have confirmed that this year will see the return of the band and to make things even better, they'll be working on new music. The lineup for the reunion is as follows:

Kyle Thomas - Vocals
Vinnie Labella - Guitar
Jay Ceravolo - Guitar
Chris Nail - Drums

There is no word yet on who will be playing bass.

Exhorder's classic albums "Slaughter In the Vatican" and "The Law" are also to be re-released this year through Metal Mind. For more information on the re-issues click here.

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1. deathbringer writes:

Holy sh**!!! It's about time!

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2. Terminator writes:

hell yeah!!!! this is fantastic news!!!

# May 9, 2008 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. iEATbabies writes:

thats really good news

# May 9, 2008 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

anal lust!

# May 9, 2008 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kailas writes:

Awesome news.

# May 9, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Thrash banger writes:

I look foward to hearing what these guys can do today. This is pretty good news, can't say that I've much of their music
though. Do you think that they will get a big reception in todays metal scene?

# May 9, 2008 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Txmetalhead writes:

Cool!

# May 9, 2008 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 6 - I think they will be welcomed with open arms...this is the band that influenced Pantera's sound...I read. Plus it is just downright kicka%%.

# May 9, 2008 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

Wow, awesome news - Influenced Pantera? Hell they could have been Pantera - It's a crime more Pantera fans don't know about Exhorder.

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# May 9, 2008 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

I am so glad that someone else feels the same way about the whole Pantera influence..but the sad thing is that when younger kids hear them they are going to call them pantera rip offs.

# May 9, 2008 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LMAO* News so great it even made Deathbringer curse in joy!

# May 10, 2008 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jackrum writes:

Good news..

People always say that Pantera ripped off Exhorder.. If they did they picked the right band to rip off.. This is going to be a good year for metal.

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13. I'm Over Here, Hello, Anyone? writes:

he is G.O.D.

# May 10, 2008 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. AlliedFront676 writes:

They get too much credit, give me a f***ing break, they didnt invent groove metal, they both played it around the same time, its just that Pantera was better, and thats the bottom line. Still a bad a$$ band tho, cant wait to hear their new stuff.

# May 10, 2008 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Freddy writes:

YEAA!
This sounds f***ing awesome!!

# May 10, 2008 @ 4:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rk writes:

very interesting slaughter in the vatican and the last cd with the black sabbath cover is the shizz.

# May 10, 2008 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ConBud writes:

Gawd Damn Right!!!

Real Fukin Metal!

# May 10, 2008 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ZT writes:

"very interesting slaughter in the vatican and the last cd with the black sabbath cover is the shizz."

You mean The Law? yeah that album kicks ass! And their cover of Into The Void is one of the best Sab covers I've ever heard!

# May 10, 2008 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Thrash Banger writes:

Can any one else thing of some underrated thrash metal bands that should reunite?
I would go with Dark Angel and Morbid Saint.

# May 10, 2008 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Thrash Banger writes:

Sorry I ment "think" in that last post.

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# May 10, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metaldad67 writes:

Dark Angel and Morbid Saint. How about Forced Entry? Cyclone Temple(Now known as Rebels Without Applause) and Acid Reign?

# May 11, 2008 @ 7:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cynic writes:

Nah Cyclone Temple weren't as good as Znowhite who it would be awesome to see reunite. But Debbie Gunn is in Sentinel Beast who are still around so no chance of that happening. Morbid Saint is a definate though.

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# May 11, 2008 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. deathbringer writes:

The only other band I'd like to see reunite is Acid Bath. I loved the two albums they released.

# May 11, 2008 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BigEvilMetalhead writes:

HELL YEAH!!! BRING IT ON!! THIS IS GREAT!!

# May 12, 2008 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. SHREDDER13 writes:

It's about fükking time!!!!...I've been waitings for years. Slaughter in the vatican & The law rule. I hope their new material sounds as good as these 2 albums. And the whole fuzz about Pantera ripping off exhorder is insane. Both bands fükking rule!!...

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26. Terminator writes:

i'd like to see coroner and sanctuary reunite.

now playing: dark angel - time does not heal

# May 12, 2008 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 9 - I have to disagree, man. I could be wrong, but I read that Phil Anselmo heard this band and patterned his singing style after Kyle..and if you listen to exhorder, and then Pantera - you will hear the similarities....big time. Exhorder came first - then Pantera..Pantera just got huge.

# May 15, 2008 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Txmetalhead writes:

Follow up post - Pantera may have borrowed some ideas...riffs, style, etc. from Exhorder, but I would not say that they ripped them off. I agree to, Pantera was smart to emulate a great band like exhorder. Anyway, lots of bands rip off sounds from other bands...it is the nature of the music business. I can not even tell you how many times I see the same song title used by several different bands, or the same killer riff used by another band. I just let those things slide, and enjoy the music. For instance, Arch Enemy totally rips off the newScorpions track - on the first track of their cd - go compare the two. Arch Enemy's -Rise of the Tyrant vs. Scorpions - Humanity. I even let my friend hear the two songs, and he was in agreement. It was crazy!

# May 15, 2008 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. deathbringer writes:

Actually, I think Pantera came first, with 3 hair metal albums, before taking on their later sound they became known for.

# May 15, 2008 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Fuck a Name writes:

^most Pantera fans like to pretend like that never existed lol

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# May 15, 2008 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Txmetalhead writes:

Well who ever came first..they sure sound a bit similar. It is thrash, pure and simple.

# May 15, 2008 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Thrash Banger writes:

Can you call Pantera a thrash metal band?

# May 15, 2008 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. cruor writes:

Pantera may have came first but Exhorder started to play that style which Pantera became famous for first. I love both bands but you gotta understand the Exhorder demos were before Power Metal and definetly before Cowboys from Hell and its weird how they ended up sounding so similar.

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Cynic writes:

I don't know why Pantera fans don't like Power Metal, it's a great album. Easily some of Dime's best solos too, though they've got the whole Judas Priest worship going on. Pantera is a groove thrash combo, calling VDoP thrash would be a misrepresentation of their sound.

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# May 16, 2008 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Terminator writes:

^ agreed. power metal is probably my favorite pantera album. its funny, well actually sad really, but most of the pantera "fans" that i know think CFH was pantera's first album. one of my buddies about sh** himself when i showed him pantera's first four.

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# May 16, 2008 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. ZT writes:

"How about Forced Entry? Cyclone Temple(Now known as Rebels Without Applause) and Acid Reign?"

sh**, AR and FE I forgot all about! shame on me.

# May 16, 2008 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. bbristowe writes:

"Power Metal, it's a great album. Easily some of Dime's best solos too"

I remember first getting into pantera and listening to CFH. I googled them to see what other albums they had that I could check out. I too, just about sh** myself seeing their older material.

On Topic, Exhorder rules, it was this post and this post alone that made me want to check them out. I don't notice the groove as much in them though. Exhorder seems to be a much faster tempo than Pantera, however, they both have seemingly exact guitar sound.

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38. kev74d writes:

Awsome! Exhorder rules!

# May 23, 2008 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. frexcur writes:

to post 37
i really do not think there guitar tones sound very similar at all, both are incredibly heavy, but also very different. exhorder i think almost uses a distortion pedal into and amp already on the gain channel, while dime just used high gain solid states. Exhorder's tone is a lot more distorted than dimebags

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. frexcur writes:

oh, forgot to put this in my other post

I think that the only thing that put pantera above exhorder was the solos. Exhorder is f***in sick, but dimebag could rip way better solos

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. supahvy writes:

YOU CAN, KISS MY, F*CKING ASS, BECAUSE IT MAKES ME LAUGH!

I may have said some lies but still i've told my truth!

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Exborder writes:

the first time i heard the tragic period, it blew my mind. i thought it was average until it started coming in with random cymbal crashes and crazy guitar riffs. it was then that i decided to get Exhorder tattooed on my leg

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. bbristowe writes:

To Post 40:

"I think that the only thing that put pantera above exhorder was the solos. Exhorder is f***in sick, but dimebag could rip way better solos"

Whole heartedly agree. Only thing I wish Exhorder had.

# May 26, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. frexcur writes:

exhorder does have a few solos though, nothin that really stands out though

# May 27, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. NeCRoS writes:

f*** YEAH! I was so disappointed when they split.....happy f***in' days!

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