Exhorder Working On New Album, Announce European Tour

Exhorder have officially started work on a new album. According to vocalist Kyle Thomas, the band are currently “in pre-production” for the effort.

Thomas said the following during an appearance on “The Dan Chan Show” [via Blabbermouth]:

“I’m writing at home. Marzi’s [Montazeri, guitar] writing at home. Jason [Viebrooks, bass] and Sasha [Horn, drums] are writing at home. They work together as well. So everybody’s kind of piecing everything together. We share the files, we make recommendations to each other and tweak it. We’re just throwing it to the wall and seeing what sticks. But so far, we’ve got some really, really good stuff [in the works].”

He then continued after being asked about release plans:

“If it’s not released this year, it will probably be released in 2022. But Marzi’s got probably close to 10 songs written on his own. Jason and Sasha put together about a half a dozen. Mostly what I do for EXHORDER songs is I write parts, and then I submit them, and then they might get used here and there. That’s how it always was done in the past. There are some parts of mine that made it onto the old albums. But most of what I write, when I’m writing, ends up being more like the FLOODGATE stuff. On occasion, when there’s something that I’ve written, they’ll use. I’m not that worried about it. I just want great songs handed to me so I can do what I do.

My biggest part, outside of writing vocals and lyrics, is the arrangement — helping to piece the song into the format that it needs to be in. And just the overall production side of it, especially vocally, I like having input on — what part here, the intro should be this…

EXHORDER’s always been a team effort; it’s never been one person writing all the music, one person writing all the vocals. It’s not like that at all. It’s always been a collaborative effort, and I think that’s what makes us so good at what we do — you get all those different flavors melding into one dish, and then it’s something special.”

Thomas also added the following when asked if it feels “strange” for him to be the only founding member of the band:

“At this point, I’ve jammed with so many people over the years — so many different lineups for this and that, fill-ins and all this stuff. To me, it doesn’t really matter as much who’s there, as long as the material that’s being played is being played within the spirit of that band in particular. And the stuff that we’re writing now, it’s amazing. I play it for a lot of people that are my confidants, people love the band, and they’re gonna shoot me straight. And the new stuff that we’re working on, everybody’s, like, ‘Wow. It sounds like EXHORDER to me.'”

In other news, Exhorder have also announced a European tour with Gama Bomb, Evil Invaders, and Chronosphere:

09/17 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun (no Evil Invaders)
09/18 Essen, GER – Turock
09/19 Mannheim, GER – 7er Club
09/20 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
09/21 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
09/22 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/23 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann Club
09/24 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall
09/25 Glauchau, GER – Alte Spinnerei
09/26 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
09/27 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
09/28 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
09/29 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/30 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
10/01 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/02 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
10/03 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville

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