Gary Holt Hoping To Release New Exodus Album In Late 2020

During a recent interview with Kaaos TV, Gary Holt talked a bit about Exodus’ new album plans. The guitarist said that he is hoping to release the record late this year.

Holt said the following:

“We’ll be in the studio hopefully this summer. We’re staying home this summer, except for one show at the Dynamo festival [in the Netherlands]. We’re not doing a European summer festival tour or nothing, and we’re just gonna work on the new record. And it’s fucking heavy. [Laughs] It’s so heavy. [Laughs]”

He went on to say that he has “a lot of stuff” written for Exodus’ next album:

“I never stop writing. I’ve got enough riffs for five albums right now. I’ll keep writing right up till we start recording.”

He also had the following to say about release plans:

“I hope to have it out this year — like late in the year. We’ll see how the scheduling goes and all that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gary Holt (Exodus) & Alex Skolnick (Testament) Detail “Terrifying” Ferry Ride Through Powerful Winter Storm

Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel are currently on tour in Europe and while they were taking the ferry from Sweden to Finland on February 9, they were hit by a powerful winter storm called Storm Ciara. Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Gary Holt (Exodus) shared some posts regarding that:

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Yesterday was insane, although some reports are greatly exaggerated…Yes, our overnight ferry from #stockholm to #helsinki got caught in #stormsabine aka Storm Ciara. With hurricane level winds, 25 ft waves, our large vessel felt like the “Minnow” from #gilligansisland . There was wreckage all over the ship (@garyholt_official’s pic is not the result of partying) & most of us didn’t sleep a wink. Some of us who “never” get seasick had an exception (hello 👋🏼 🤢). Here’s where things got misreported online – our equipment truck wasn’t thrown overboard (although no one would’ve been surprised in those conditions) – it was on the next ferry which was postponed (as ours probably should have been)…So we did the gig punk rock style – street clothes, borrowed gear – 1st pic is just before going on w @punkerted’s guitar (Thank you to @deathangelofficial & @exodusbandofficial whose equipment arrived on the same boat as ours) and a literal t-shirt as backdrop. The wild crowd was incredibly understanding and in fact, seemed to especially enjoy the set, which included many songs pulled out of the hat. Ok, not the leisurely ferry ride that was anticipated (still feeling beat up) but as @brianmayforreal & co said, “the show must go on.” _ Soon, we are on in #Tampere, Fi with everything back to normal (🤞)….

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Faith No More, Exodus, Etc. Members Discuss Baseball In New Documentary “Baseball Furies”

Members of Faith No More, Melvins, Dropkick Murphys, Exodus and more will be featured in a new documentary called “Baseball Furies.” That film “explores the complex relationship between baseball, music, and artists who reject the cookie-cutter parameters of the American Dream.” You can find more info at baseballfuriesdoc.com and watch a trailer below:

[via The PRP]

Rob Dukes (Ex-Exodus) Joins Machine Head Onstage In Phoenix, Arizona

During their January 16 show in Phoenix, Arizona, Machine Head were joined onstage by former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes. You can see footage of him performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” with the band below:

Watch Dave Lombardo Perform Slayer Songs Live With Members Of Death Angel, Exodus, & Vio-lence

Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo joined Metal Allegiance onstage during their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. You can see footage of him performing Slayer‘s “Postmortem,“ “Raining Blood,” and “Angel Of Death” with Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) and Jack Gibson (Exodus) below:

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Korpiklaani Share Lyric Video For “Beer Kill Kill” Feat. Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)

Korpiklaani have shared a new version of “Beer Beer” called “Beer Kill Kill.” This track features Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and a lyric video for it can be found below. Souza commented:

“I was very excited, thrilled and honored to be asked and cannot wait to play this live with them! Trash ‘Beer Beer,’ time for ‘Kill Kill,’ Exodus style.”