Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A Slayer Reunion: “To My Knowledge, It’ll Never Happen”

During a recent appearance on the “Scars And Guitars” podcast, Gary Holt was asked about the possibility of a Slayer reunion. He responded with the following:

“I highly doubt it… To my knowledge, it’ll never happen again. To my knowledge, I don’t know at the same time. Maybe someday someone just offers so much money that it changes people’s minds. But the band went out on a fucking super-high note, on top, and why sully that? I mean, we’ve already outlasted MÖTLEY CRÜE’s retirement. [Laughs] Well, theirs has gone a little longer because of the pandemic, but it took them — what? — a year to decide they’d tour again.”

This news comes after Kerry King recently said that the band “quit too early

[via Blabbermouth]

A Golf Cart Circle Pit Broke Out During Exodus’ Set At The 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

During Exodus’ September 11 set at the 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival in Cave-in-Rock, IL, a golf cart circle pit broke out in the audience. Guitarist Gary Holt shared some footage of that:

Exodus’ Gary Holt Discusses The Making Of “Persona Non Grata” In New Album Trailer

Exodus have shared the first trailer for their new album “Persona Non Grata” (out November 19). The clip finds guitarist Gary Holt discussing the making of the record.

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below:

High On Fire, Eyehategod, Exhorder, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming Motörhead Tribute Album

The organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival have launched a new label called Psycho Waxx. The first release from the label will be a Motörhead tribute album called “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” The effort is expected to be released in July 2022 and it will feature: High On Fire, Blackwater Holylight (feat. Matt Pike), Midnight, Exhorder, Stöner, Psychlona, Creeping Death, The Bridge City Sinners, Lord Buffalo, Relaxer, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Death By Stereo, Howling Giant, Mothership, Foie Gras, and more. One of the confirmed tracks is an all-star cover of “Ace Of Spades” featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Zach Wheeler (Howling Giant), and Tom Polzine (Howling Giant). Pre-orders are available HERE.

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Says “It’s Presumptuous To Say” He Is “Cancer Free At This Point”

As previously reported, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt recently said that his bandmate, drummer Tom Hunting, is officially cancer free after undergoing a full gastrectomy. However, Hunting has since clarified Holt’s comments, saying that “it’s presumptuous to say cancer free at this point.”

Hunting said the following:

“Hello Y’all

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking part in the Blind Illusion show. I’m blown away by all the love and support from everyone in this community! It really propels me in this fight!

So I had a full gastrectomy on July 12th. I’ve been healing up good, relearning my relationship with food, smaller portions more spaced out, lotsa proteins, etc… The science of all this continues to blow my mind on a daily basis. Like how can someone even be out walking around 2 weeks after the surgery?? HAHA!! Anyway, I’m super thankful!! I’ve learned that so many people don’t even get a surgical option. The doctors had a good plan, they went in, and they’ve told me they got it all!! Fuck Yesss, sounds good to me!!

But it’s presumptious to say CANCER FREE at this point. I really hope to make that statement myself soon down the road. But let’s not jinx it! I’m still in the middle of this fight. The hardest part is over with still 4 outro chemo treatments pending. After that, I’ll have another scan that’ll hopefully show that Cancers Ass has been evicted from my body and kicked down the road!!

I can’t wait to see you all soon and play some of the new Exodus music live!!! Much Love!!!!

Tom Hunting”

Holt added:

“I MAY have in my excitement jumped the gun on the cancer free YET, but let’s get to that point where it’s kicked to the curb! Some good news in the midst of three straight days of shit news”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Watch The Boneless Ones Perform Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” With Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Etc.

The Boneless Ones, who currently feature Craig Locicero (ex-Forbidden) and Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head) amongst their lineup, were joined onstage by Gary Holt (Exodus), Katon W. De Pena (Hirax), and Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus) during their July 17 set at Holy Diver in Sacramento, CA. You can see footage of the group performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” below. The aforementioned concert served as benefit for Tom Hunting (Exodus), who recently underwent a total gastrectomy amid his battle with cancer.

[via Blabbermouth]

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Undergoes Successful Gastrectomy

Earlier today (July 12), Exodus’ Tom Hunting underwent a full gastrectomy amid his battle with cancer. His bandmate Gary Holt shared the following update on Instagram:

“GREAT NEWS!!So Tom came out of surgery about 45 minutes ago, he’s still heavily sedated but everything went according to plan. Gastrectomy complete, heavily sedated but all cancer and mesothelioma nodules removed . He’s a warrior. I’ll give updates later as I get them, been a stress filled day, thank you to everyone for all the positive vibes . Much metal love🤘🏻❤️”

He also shared a video message from Hunting that was recorded before the operation:

[via The PRP]

Generation Kill Premiere Video For New Song “Never Relent” Featuring Exodus’ Gary Holt

Generation Kill, the band featuring ex-Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, have premiered a new video for their new song “Never Relent.” This track features Exodus guitarist Gary Holt and it will appear on the band’s new album “MK-Ultra.”

Dukes commented:

“I’m really proud of ‘Never Relent‘. I was inspired to write the lyrics after reading about certain tyrannical leaders in history like Vlad the Impaler and Genghis Khan. It turned out to be one of the most brutal tracks on the album, which is why it made sense to have Gary play on it with us.”

Holt added:

“I’m super fired up to have been able to contribute a solo to the new Generation Kill song ‘Never Relent‘! The song is ripping on its own, to be able to contribute a solo to it was super kick ass! Crushing song! Check it out ASAP!”

[via Outburn]