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September 11th, 2014
GUITAR WORLD Premieres First EXODUS Bonus DVD Trailer
Exodus Fan Arrested for Posting Lyrics on Facebook Faced 5-10 Years in Jail: “It’s Surreal, I didn’t think anything would come of it”
September 11th, 2014
Metal fan James Evans, who got arrested for posting lyrics of Exodus track “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” to his Facebook wall on August 24, recently gave a few comments on the matter, calling the situation “pretty worrisome.”
“It’s surreal,” the 31-year-old told Billboard. “I didn’t think anything would come of it.”
After initially finding Evans, the police officers proceeded to ask him if he was planning to harm anyone. “I assumed the conversation got resolved,” he said. “They informed [my mother] that I may or not be charged. They said they were going to talk to me at work, but they never showed up. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.”
However, the police was quick to show up with an arrest warrant for James, claiming that “he threatened to kill students and or staff at school.”
“They never even cuffed me, just put me in the back of the car,” he said. “They knew I wasn’t dangerous. They were kind of shocked, too, because they thought it had been resolved. They just had to serve it because it was in their jurisdiction.”
Evans further assumed he would be released, but instead he was charged with a Class C felony for “terrorist threatenings,” facing a possible five to 10-year jail sentence.
“I couldn’t believe it got that out of hand,” he said. “At the same time it’s worrisome because I have a family to take care of. I have a three-month-old son.”
A week later, James was handed a deferment for six months and was also ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. If he complies with the court, all charges will be dropped.
September 10th, 2014
NEW EXODUS TRACK FEATURING METALLICA’S KIRK HAMMETT – Wah wah what do ya think?
The 4-year wait is over.
EXODUS Fan Arrested for Posting Lyrics: EXODUS Releases Statement Regarding Man Arrested for Posting “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” Lyrics
September 4th, 2014
There has been an unfortunate situation that has come to the band’s attention. A fan in Greenville, Kentucky has been arrested and is currently being jailed for alleged terroristic threats for posting the lyrics to the EXODUS song ‘Class Dismissed’.
The band EXODUS does not promote or condone terrorists, threats or bullying. That being said, the band is somewhat baffled by the fact that this man being charged for what seems against his first amendment rights of Freedom of Speech.
Follow this link for more information on the arrest: http://www.14news.com/story/26431395/lyrics-posted-on-facebook-lead-to-arrest-of-muhlenberg-co-man
“The idea that an individual in this great country of ours could be arrested for simply posting lyrics to a song is something I never believed could happen in a free society,” states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “James Evans was simply posting lyrics to a band he likes on Facebook, and he was locked up for it. The song ‘Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)’ was written as a view through the eyes of a madman and in no way endorses that kind of fucked up behavior. It was the Virginia Tech massacre perpetrated by Seung-Hui Cho that was the subject and inspiration to write the song, one in which we put the brakes on playing it live after the Sandy Hook shooting, as we did not want to seem insensitive.”
Gary continues, “As some of us in EXODUS are parents, of course these things hit close to home, it’s every parent’s worst fear. These moments are the stuff of nightmares, and life, as well as music, isn’t always pretty. But when we start to overreact to things like lyrics by any band, including EXODUS, and start arresting people, we are caving in to paranoia and are well on our way to becoming an Orwellian society.”
August 29th, 2014
Legendary architects of thrash metal EXODUS have revealed the track listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, Blood In Blood Out, due out in North America on October 14th.
“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’ It’s a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out. I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore.”
July 31st, 2014
The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”
Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ 10th studio album, and marks the band’s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. It was also just announced via Rolling Stone that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album. More details are set to be released soon, including release dates, track listing information, pre-order specifics, and more.
To celebrate the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will be busy touring this fall – with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour begins on November 12th in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater and will tour throughout the states, coming to close in Detroit, MI at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now!
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, EXODUS is making VIP experience packages available for the entire tour. The packages are on sale now! Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day. To purchase VIP packages via SLOtix.com – click here.
**If you already purchased your ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP package experience, contact SLOtix customer service at 888-756-4849 or email@example.com.
EXODUS MEET & GREET PACKAGE
Attendees will be included in a giveaway for an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or EXODUS guitar (at the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!)
EXODUS PERFORMANCE DATES:
EXODUS in South America:
EXODUS w/ Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies:
June 9th, 2014
EXODUS – the originators of the thrash metal genre – return to their roots. As announced yesterday via Loudwire, EXODUS proudly welcomes the return of frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes’ amicable departure. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986-1993, and again from 2002-2004, donning the mic on classic records like Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is Imminent, Good Friendly Violent Fun, and Force of Habit. Souza also appeared on 2004’s Tempo of the Damned.
In a statement, guitarist Gary Holt says, “As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob Dukes. We have nothing but love and admiration for him and the deepest gratitude for the hard work he has put in and the great work on some killer records. But at this time, Tom, Lee, Jack and myself thought a change was necessary and the unanimous choice going forward was to welcome back Steve Souza to the fold!”
Returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “I spent a great part of my life with EXODUS, that blood flows through me, even not being in the band for the past 10 years, you can’t erase that chemistry. I’m very excited!”
In a statement posted to Facebook, Rob Dukes said: “I’m no longer the singer of Exodus. I’m grateful for the last 9 years. I’ve had the experience of touring the world playing music. I was just a regular guy, a fan, and I got the chance to front a legendary band while having no prior experience of being a singer. I had no idea what I was doing and made it up as I was going along. It was a great chapter of my life, Im bummed it ended with them, but I have another band Generation Kill. So I will concentrate on that right now and continue to build hotrods and build a car to race in the Baja 1000. I will be riding my motorcycle all over this beautiful country every chance I get, That’s the next chapter of my life.”
On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more. The band will also appear on select international dates in Germany, Belgium and Columbia this summer, and will pick back up in South America in October. See below for a full listing of current dates.
EXODUS INTERNATIONAL DATES:
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April 16th, 2014
Bandleader/bass player Ronnie König – Signus Regis
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Lee Altus has been quite a busy man with both Heathen and Exodus. Both bands have been activate and touring often. Metal-Rules.com sat down with Lee to talk about the sounds of Heathen, the writing process for the new albums of Heathen and Exodus, and of course a little bit about the industrial and thrash metal in general. Read the rest of this entry »
Review by Infamousbutcher
Photos by SheWolf
Due to a “variety of personal issues and matters with one of the members,” San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will not perform at Maryland Deathfest XI, set to take place May 23-26 in Baltimore. Replacing them on the bill are Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH.
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has spent the last two years filling in for SLAYER founding axeman Jeff Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.
EXODUS’ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Due to speculation, the band clarified the matter with the following statement:
“We have recently observed a whirlwind of speculation, conspiracy theories, and just plain ole dumb-assed comments on the internet regarding Exodus’ future and that of Gary Holt’s commitment to this band. The following is an attempt to shed some light on actual facts, as well as trying to clear the air. The reason we cancelled our appearance at this years Maryland Death Fest was, in fact, due to Gary’s commitment to his sudden and seriously ill father. Actually, just days prior to the start of the Metal Alliance tour, we were making arrangements to have someone fill in for Gary due to his unknown status. As things worked out, his father was able to recover to a somewhat stable condition, yet he is still not “out of the woods” and continues to be a closely monitored. This was obviously a private and personal matter that didn’t warrant public knowledge, but it seems the press release from MDF and then the interview given by Gary about not quitting Exodus was just a random coincidence and we felt it necessary to inform people of the real story. Exodus is not disbanding! Gary will continue to perform on the current Metal Alliance tour, as well as splitting his time between Exodus & Slayer in the future. The band (with Holt) will be appearing at this year’s Hell & Heaven Fest in Guadalajara Mexico as advertised on May 19th. After which, Gary will return home to support and care for his family. Our apologies to the MDF staff, as well as to the Exodus fans, who were eager to see us, and we hope everyone understands that family and loved ones comes first.”
BAY AREA, CA – Bay Area thrash metal icon, Exodus, has announced several headlining shows to commence following the band’s March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.” A full list of confirmed “Metal Alliance Tour” and Exodus headlining off-dates can be seen below.
Tickets for all “Metal Alliance Tour” dates – featuring headliner, Anthrax, as well as Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Holy Grail – can be purchased online at: http://www.metalalliancetour.
A staple of the Bay Area Thrash scene for over 30 years, Exodus released its latest studio album Exhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Stay tuned for more information on Exodus and the band’s upcoming March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.”
Exodus on “Metal Alliance Tour”…
3/22 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
3/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/29 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom
3/30 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA @ Commodore Ballroom
3/31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
4/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue **Exodus headline
4/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
4/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/08 – Fayetteville, AR @ The Rogue **Exodus headline
4/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
4/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre **Exodus headline + Holy Grail
4/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
4/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ***Exodus + Municipal Waste (New England Metalfest)
4/20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance **Exodus headline
4/23 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall **Exodus headline
4/25 – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery **Exodus headline
4/26 – Fargo, ND @ House of Rock **Exodus headline
4/27 – Billings, MT @ The Railyard **Exodus headline