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

Exhorder Part Ways With Founding Guitarist Vinnie Labella

Exhorder have parted ways with guitarist Vinnie Labella. Despite this, the band are still “excited to perform [their] touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond.”

The group commented;

“Exhorder and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways. We wish the best for Vinnie moving forward. Exhorder will continue business as usual, and we are excited to perform our touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond. The band can’t wait to see everyone on the “Wings Over the USA” tour featuring Overkill/Exhorder/Hydraform in the upcoming weeks!”

LaBella also said the following after sharing a link to Exhorder’s latest single “The Man That Never Was“:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Stage three begins today my friends. This will be my last release under the name Exhorder.

More to come….”

Exhorder Release New Single “The Man That Never Was”

Exhorder have released a new single titled “The Man That Never Was.” The band recorded the track during the sessions for their latest album “Mourn The Southern Skies.” You can stream the song below and pick it up on 7” vinyl, along with a live version of “Legions Of Death,” on the group’s upcoming tour with Overkill and Hydraform.

Obituary, Municipal Waste, Etc. Set For “Metalcade 2020” Festival

Obituary, Municipal Waste, Exhorder, and Nasty Savage will be performing at the “Metalcade 2020 …And Justice For Brawl” festival in Tampa, FL during “WrestleMania” weekend. The event will take place at Cigar City Brewing on April 4.

Exhorder Premiere “Hallowed Sound” Lyric Video

Exhorder have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Hallowed Sound.” This track is from the band’s new album “Mourn The Southern Skies,” which will be released on September 20. Vinnie LaBella commented:

“‘Hallowed Sound‘ is one that keeps in the tradition of ‘The Law‘ era with some new twists and turns. Mid-tempo/slow, heavy grooves with a mean yet soulful Kyle Thomas singing about our beloved NOLA music history, and future!”

Exhorder Premiere “My Time” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Mourn The Southern Skies”

Exhorder have premiered a new video for their new song “My Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “Mourn The Southern Skies,” which will be released on September 20. That effort will be their first in 27 years.

“Mourn The Southern Skies” Track Listing:

01. “My Time”
02. “Asunder”
03. “Hallowed Sounds”
04. “Beware The Wolf”
05. “Yesterday’s Bones”
06. “All She Wrote”
07. “Rumination”
08. “The Arms Of Man”
09. “Ripping Flesh”
10. “Mourn The Southern Skies”

Vinnie La Bella had the following to say about the group’s return:

“You can plot and scheme for years, even decades (as is in our case). You can work hard, keep grinding, bang the square peg in the round hole until it looks somewhat presentable. But sometimes you just need to let time tell you, it’s time.

Exhorder has its own soul. And it pokes me in the ribs ever so often as if to remind me, ‘Hey asshole, we ain’t done yet!’ Kyle and myself had a dream as teenagers. And as cliche as it may seem, we never woke up from it. Exhorder has always crept in and out of our lives. So no magic bullet or formula here.

It was only a simple matter of time before the right guys, the right songs, the right manager/label would finally come to the party. It’s been damn near 35 years since we first uttered the name, Exhorder. 27 years since our last record, and a whole lot of breaking up and making up in between. So why is this time different? Why start again at 50 years of age instead of retiring? Simple… because it’s finally, TIME!”

Exhorder Finish Recording New Album

Exhorder have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The effort will be the band’s first since 1992 and it will be released later this year via Nuclear Blast

Vinnie La Bella commented:

“27 years? Man, that’s a big number! A lot has transpired over the course of such an extended amount of time, and this record touches on it all. There is material on this record that is literally 27 years old along with material that was written just six months ago, and everything in between.

There are truly no words to express the emotions which are connected with this moment. And that’s pretty convenient because I prefer to do my talking in the ring/stage anyway. But the people who really made this what it is cannot go without mention: my incredible bandmates; Simon and crew at AISA Management; all at Nuclear Blast Records; and Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording. Jens Bogren was an unquestionable genius! So honored to have him on this.

This is, without a doubt, for the first time in our career, the album we intended to give you. Production, sound, art, it’s all there, with no compromise! I’m eternally grateful for all who helped make it happen. And to all that have waited for it, prayed for it, begged for it, or even dreaded this moment, much love and I’ll see you in the ‘ring!'”

Exhorder Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Exhorder have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and are planning to release a new album through the label. The effort will be the band’s first since 1992.

Vocalist Kyle Thomas commented:

“The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018.

Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!”

Guitarist Vinnie LaBella added:

“What an incredible honor it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We’ve had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realize we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it’s been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn’t have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, New line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!”