Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Add Second North American Leg To “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added another North American leg to their “Bay Strikes Back Tour.” You can find the new dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
09/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/12 Wichita, KS -Cotillion
09/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman
09/15 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/16 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/22 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
09/23 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
09/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/27 Albany, NY – Empire Live
09/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/30 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
10/01 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/12 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/14 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/15 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic

Several members of the bands commented:

Testament’s Chuck Billy:

“We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold out shows for die hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling!”

Testament’s Eric Peterson:

“We’re so excited to do a second leg of Bay Strikes Back Tour into Canada- Its been a ling time coming and now things are starting to gel with Dave. We will be adding some newer songs and some older ones too into the set METAL!”

Exodus’ Gary Holt:

“This tour has been so raging, so crushing, what do we do to follow it up? We do it again! Exodus will be joining Testament and Death Angel for another round of The Bay Strikes Back Tour in the US! Hitting some major markets and also Canada! More Brutality on tap for all, come join the violence!”

Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda:

“I can’t begin to tell all of you how excited Death Angel is that this AMAZING tour has been extended with a second leg of North American dates! Night after night all three bands see how amazing the crowd reactions have been and we as band members are also so appreciative that we’re back doing what we love doing most of all! Playing music and exchanging energy with the most passionate fans of all! Thrash Metal Fans! The Bay Strike Back Tour is extending it’s endless reach! See you on the road!!”

Exodus Premiere “The Fires Of Division” Music Video

Exodus have premiered a new video for their song “The Fires Of Division.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “Persona Non Grata.“ Gary Holt commented:

“Time for our next video. This one is for ‘The Fires Of Division‘ and it actually has the band in it! This video was super fun to make, as it was the first time the band had gathered together in some time! And it’s also pre-order kick-off day for our new picture disc, limited to 2800 units worldwide, and our yellow-tinted cassette limited to 300! SICK!”

Exodus Joined Onstage By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Former Guitarist Rick Hunolt During Oakland Concert

During Exodus’ March 6 show at 3rd And Castro in West Oakland, CA, the band were joined onstage by some special guests including Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and their former guitarist Rick Hunolt. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from that concert below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Exodus Announce Summer European Tour

Exodus have announced a summer European tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “Persona Non Grata.“

Tour Dates:

07/09 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz Open Air
07/10 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock
07/11 Krakow, POL – Studio
07/12 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
07/13 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
07/14 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival
07/16 Leoben, AUT – Area 53 Open Air
07/17 Cremona, ITA – Luppolo Rock
07/19 Roma, ITA – Rock In Roma
07/20 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
07/21 Fritzlar, GER – Rock am Stuck
07/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/23 Hamburg, GER – Knust
07/24 Essen, GER – Turock
07/25 Aachen, GER – Musikbunker
07/26 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
07/29 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metal Fest
07/30 Burgos, SPA – Anden 56
07/31 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
08/02 Valencia, SPA – Rock CIty
08/03 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
08/04 Villena, SPA – Leyendas del Rock
08/05 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
08/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
08/07 Saint Maurice de Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air
08/09 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer
08/12 Walton-on-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
08/13 Courtrai, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/14 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/16 Innsbruck, AUT – Music Hall
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/18 Cham, GER – LA
08/19 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/20 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metalfest
08/21 Saint Nolff, FRA – Motocultor

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting: “Thanks To Science, They Can’t Find Any Cancer In Me Right Now”

During a recent interview with Pamela Calderón of Chile’s iRock.cl, Exodus’ Tom Hunting further opened up about his battle with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. The drummer, who previously underwent a total gastrectomy, said the following:

“I’m so grateful to the metal community. It’s a powerful force to have those vibrations behind you. Thanks to science, the medical science, they can’t find any cancer in me right now. So that’s awesome. They did surgery [last] July the 12th, and I’m adjusting to a new lifestyle — a different type of relationship with food. But life is good. I don’t have to get any more chemotherapy ’cause they got it all. So that’s an awesome thing. They turned a bad situation around for me, so I’m very grateful. I don’t even know how to thank everybody. There’s no words to say how important [everybody’s support] is. Fortunately, though, I get to live and say thanks to everybody.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Super7 Release New Action Figure Of Late Exodus Vocalist Paul Baloff

Super7 have released a new action figure of late Exodus vocalist Paul Baloff as part of their “ReAction Figures” line. You can purchase one HERE. Here’s a description of the toy:

“This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Paul Baloff’s death. Baloff personified the violent energy of the early San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal scene of the 80s with the band Exodus on their ‘Bonded By Blood’ album. Baloff’s uncompromising lifestyle and attitude are immortalized with this 3.75” ReAction figure. Comes with a microphone and shattered baseball bat accessories.”

Exodus’ “Bonded By Blood” Was Name-Dropped During A Recent Episode Of “Cobra Kai”

Exodus’ “Bonded By Blood” was name-dropped during a recent episode of “Cobra Kai” titled “Party Time.” Guitarist Gary Holt shared footage of that, which you can see below. The following exchange took place on the show after Ray wished his neighbor Greg a good morning:

Greg: “No! It isn’t! Do you know why? Because some freeloader was blaring shitty Metallica all night!”

Ray: “Yeah, that was actually Exodus’ Bonded by Blood. But it’s not your fault, you don’t know the genre.”

[via Revolver]

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Further Opens Up About His Battle With Cancer

During a recent appearance on the “Put Up Your Dukes” podcast, Exodus’ Tom Hunting further opened up about his battle with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. The drummer, who previously underwent a total gastrectomy, says he is now undergoing immunotherapy.

Hunting said the following:

“Through that, they also found mesothelioma on my abdomen, and I got surgery for that too. And that’s kind of what they’re keeping an eye on now. And I’m getting immunotherapy.

Chemo is like a nuclear bomb — they put it in you, and it goes in there and kills everything: cancerous cells, healthy cells; it all just gets obliterated. And it’s hard — it’s hard on your body; it’s hard on your everything.

So that’s where I’m at in the journey right now. I’m getting immunotherapy. Like I said, chemo is like a nuclear bomb that kills everything, and immunotherapy is more like… it trains your immune system to go in and kill any rogue activity on a cellular level. It’s a lot like some of the HIV medicines they have nowadays, and it’s a lot like the COVID vaccine. It tells your immune system to go out and kill this. If it’s rogue and it’s in your body, it trains your immune system to go kill it.”

He also added

“[I’m] down with the science. It’s taken me this far. And I get to live.”

Hunting went on to say that he would like to use his experience as a cancer survivor to help others:

“I’m not qualified now, but I think in a couple of more months, they deem me qualified to talk to other people about this disease, and I’m gonna do it. ‘Cause I want people to know about it and I want people to get checked. Just going public with it — I don’t do social media, but what I read on the EXODUS [sites] was, like, ‘Hey, I’m having gut problems too,’ and, ‘I’m gonna go get checked out now.’ I hope people get the answers they’re looking for.”

“I’m not saying those drugs that they give you for your gut are bad. They get you by. But if you’re having what you think is a gut problem, tell ’em you wanna get scoped. ‘Cause some of those scans and some of those tests, they won’t pick up what’s going on inside there.

“Since I’m on this journey, dude, they’re fucking scanning me constantly. ‘Cause they wanna see how I’m reacting to what they’re doing too. So it’s all part of the science and the evolution of the science. If they can help me live — and I love my life — and I can help them develop the science to help the next batch of people who you know are gonna get this shit, that’s a win-win.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Exodus Premiere “Prescribing Horror” Lyric Video

Exodus have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Prescribing Horror.” This track is from the band’s new album “Persona Non Grata,” which was released today (November 19). Guitarist Gary Holt commented:

“As we have finally come to the day of ‘Persona Non Grata”s release, something we’ve been eagerly awaiting for what seems like an eternity, we are pleased to share one last lyric video with you, my personal favorite song on the album, ‘Prescribing Horror’. A little tale of motherhood and a drug, and what happens when greed comes before life and safety. The story of Thalidomide.”

Five More Dates Added To Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel’s Upcoming North American Tour

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added five more dates to their upcoming North American tour. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:


11/27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater


04/09 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
04/10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/15 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/28 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
04/30 Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
05/05 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/07 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
05/11 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/12 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
05/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/23 Portland, OR – Roseland
05/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades