Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Etc. At 2022 Alcatraz Open Air Festival

ARTE Concert have shared some pro-shot footage from this year’s Alcatraz Open Air festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch sets from Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Life Of Agony, Exhorder, Accept, Benediction, Mgla, Suicidal Angels, and Evil Invaders below:

Exhorder Share Video For Cover Of Motörhead’s “Sacrifice”

Exhorder have shared a new video for their cover of Motörhead‘s “Sacrifice.” This track is from the new Motörhead tribute album, “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead,” which is now available in digital outlets. That effort was recorded at last year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival and it is expected to receive a vinyl release in August.

Watch Exhorder Perform With Ex-Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien At Maryland Deathfest

Exhorder were joined onstage by Pat O’Brien (ex-Cannibal Corpse) during their set at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. The guitarist was filling in for Marzi Montazeri, who exited the band earlier this year. The show marked O’Brien’s return to the stage after he was arrested in 2018 for burglary with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning.

Exhorder Issue Statement Regarding Guitarist Marzi Montazeri’s Departure: We “Were Moving In Different Directions”

As previously reported, guitarist Marzi Montazeri recently announced his departure from Exhorder. Now, the band have officially commented on the situation, saying that they “were moving in different directions.”

The group said the following:

“Some of you may have seen Marzi Montazeri’s announcement yesterday that he no longer wants to be a part of Exhorder. First and foremost, we want to thank Marzi for his time and wish him well moving forward. Secondly, we want to clarify that somewhere between the process of writing the new album began and the touring we’ve done since, it became clear to all parties involved that Exhorder and Marzi were moving in different directions. This is a natural course of action that happens every day in the world of creativity. An action plan has been in place since we returned from tour to evolve once again. Rehearsals have resumed, and aside from fine tuning, writing for a new album is structurally complete. There are no open auditions at this time, so we thank the many that have inquired about the job opening- but we’ve got this!

Exhorder is a band that has been dealing with lineup changes since the 80’s, so rest assured there is no doubt that we will continue to thrive. We look forward to bringing the show to the stage once again. There may be a face (or faces) that you recognize moving forward, as well as some other surprises. At the very least, we’re quite sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we currently are!

Kyle Thomas
Jason VieBrooks
Jason Viebrooks
Sasha Horn”

Guitarist Marzi Montazeri Exits Exhorder

Marzi Montazeri has announced his departure from Exhorder. The guitarist said the following:

“With all my love to the boys in Exhorder I have decided to no longer be a part of it! I have a lot going on and it’s beautiful! I’ll soon let y’all know! Much love to all, M111″

He later added:

“Don’t look at this like it’s a bad thing! If ya love and care for me then know I am exactly where I need to be! I’ve written almost two vicious heavy albums and soon I’ll have it to you with a tour! The best of me is yet to come! Love to the boys in Exhorder for I wish them all well!”

Watch Exhorder Cover Type O Negative’s “Black No. 1” In Petaluma, CA

During Exhorder’s December 12 show at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA, the band performed a cover of Type O Negative’s “Black No. 1.” You can see footage of that below, courtesy of Capital Chaos TV.

Exhorder Are “Working Very Hard On New Material”

Exhorder’s Kyle Thomas has confirmed that the band are working on new music. He told Heavy New York the following:

“We have been working very hard on new material since the [start of] the pandemic. We’ve been demoing songs, doing pre-production, preparing for when we finally do record the actual album. So, yes, new Exhorder will be coming at some point.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Exhorder To Perform “Slaughter In The Vatican” In Full On Fall Tour With Take Offense, Extinction A.D., & Plague Years

Exhorder have announced a fall headlining tour with Take Offense, Extinction A.D., and Plague Years. The trek will find the band performing “Slaughter In The Vatican” in full.

Tour Dates:

11/24 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
11/26 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
11/27 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
11/29 Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/30 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
12/02 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
12/03 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
12/04 Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
12/05 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/06 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
12/07 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
12/08 Los Angeles, CA – Brick By Brick
12/09 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/10 Bakersfield, CA – 1933
12/11 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
12/12 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
12/14 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
12/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/18 Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
12/19 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Exhorder commented:

“This one has been getting put together for some time now, but we’re happy to finally announce our ‘Slaughter in the Vatican‘ tour 2021! We will be playing the album in its entirety every night, and we’re happy to share the stage with Take Offense, Extinction AD, and Plague Years! We’re making our way to some new markets as well. We can’t wait to see you good people!!!”

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