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EXODUS Get Back to Their Roots – Steve “Zetro” Souza is Back!

June 9th, 2014

Steve-Zetro-SouzaEXODUS – 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.”

EXODUS are currently working on their eleventh studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set to release later this year with Nuclear Blast. Things are moving along smoothly… stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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:
7/11 – Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head Festival
7/12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerp Metal Festival
8/10 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy Montreal
8/16 – Bogota, Columbia @ Rock al Parque
10/1 – Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/3 – Manaus, Brazil @ Arena Aparecida
10/4 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/5 – Porto Alegre @ Opiniao
10/7 – Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/9 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 – Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 – Antofagasta, Chile @ TBC
10/14 – Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Pepper’s
10/18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

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Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

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Signus Regis – bandleader/bass player Ronnie König

April 16th, 2014

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Bandleader/bass player Ronnie König – Signus Regis

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the additional live pictures of the band taken by: Daniele Fuligno, Michael Bolli and Nate Summer-Cook

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Signus Regis – the Slovakian heavy metal band unleashed their third album EXODUS last year. The album is a theme album with guests vocalists like Göran Edman, Daisa Munhoz, Michael Vescera and Lance King. Since I thought the album was great I thought I should hook up with bandleader/bass player Ronnie König in order to get to know a little bite more about the band and their history. We handled issues like EXODUS, the matter of guest vocalists, the line-up and labels. Another topic that was handled was also the status of heavy metal/hardrock in Slovakia. Enjoy.

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Kirk Hammett Announces Encore Performance with EXODUS at the Upcoming FEAR FestEvil!

January 4th, 2014

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get more brutal…

Recently, Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS announced that they will perform at the very first FEAR FestEvil, taking place on February 7 at Regency Ballroom (located at 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108).

Today, new information has surfaced – FEAR FestEvil creator and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced that he will not only perform at the festival himself, but will also take part in a special encore performance with a blast from his past – that’s right, EXODUS! This is a can’t-miss event!

Guitarist Gary Holt adds, “EXODUS is stoked as fuck to announce that none other than Kirk Von Hammett himself will be jamming with us during our encore at FEAR FestEvil! What song? Hmm, that remains to be seen! I guess you will have to be there to find out!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime moment! For more information about the fest and to buy tickets, visit http://www.fearfestevil.com/.

When it comes to thrash metal, in particular Bay Area thrash, EXODUS are one
of the true Godfathers. Formed in 1980 by guitarist Tim Agnello, drummer Tom
Hunting, bassist Carlton Melson and some other six-stringer called Kirk
Hammett, Agnello soon left, allowing Hammett’s guitar tech Gary Holt to step
up and in. Hammett then stumbled across Paul Baloff, a demo was recorded,
Hammett left to join some other upstarts, Rick Hunolt took the other guitar
and the rest became history. Their 1984 debut Bonded By Blood is a stonewall
genre classic, and with cranium crunching classics such as ‘”A Lesson In
Violence”, “Strike Of The Beast” and more.

EXODUS can promise that this show will not be a calm or gentle soiree… more than an aural beatdown.

The current line-up of Gary Holt on guitar, Lee Altus on guitar, Tom Hunting, on drums Jack Gibson on bass and Rob Dukes on vocals has been in place since 2005. EXODUS’ last album was 2010′s Exhibit B: The Human Condition on Nuclear Blast Records, and the band have just started working on new material for a prospective release later in 2014.

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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT and JEFF LOOMIS to Take Part in SCHECTER GUITARS Signing in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 9/20/2013

September 19th, 2013

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is pleased to take part in an upcoming signing with fellow Schecter guitar shredder Jeff Loomis, taking place this Friday, September 20th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Info:

ExpoMusic 2013

C. Borges Booth @ 15:00 (3:00pm)

Expo Center Norte

Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Looking forward to teaming up with my good friends Jeff Loomis and Schecter guitars for the signing in Sao Paulo Brazil,” says Gary Holt. “It’s gonna be awesome to get out there and meet some folks before heading over to play with the mighty Iron Maiden! Hope to see as many thrash maniacs as possible there so come on over!”

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013

September 1st, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

8th – 11th August 2013

Review by Anna Dumpe & Ben Spencer

Photography by Michelle Murphy


Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.

Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!

This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.

Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.

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Lee Altus – Exodus and Heathen

July 2nd, 2013

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INTERVIEW WITH LEE ALTUS OF Exodus and Heathen

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen

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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 »

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Anthrax / Exodus / Municipal Waste – Metal Alliance Tour, Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 2013

May 2nd, 2013

Anthrax / Exodus / Municipal Waste

Metal Alliance Tour

Theater of the Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
April 18, 2013

Review by Infamousbutcher
Photos by SheWolf

Anthrax Tour poster

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EXODUS Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST Due To A ‘Variety Of Personal Issues’

April 3rd, 2013
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Exodus – Barge To Hell 2012

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.”

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EXODUS ANNOUNCES HEADLINING “METAL ALLIANCE TOUR” OFF-DATES

February 26th, 2013

Metal Alliance Tour with Anthrax, Municipal Waste
and more to commence next month

 

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.com/tour-dates.html.

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

 

 

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Barge to Hell Dec. 3-7 2012

December 16th, 2012

Barge to Hell 2012

Review and photos by Monika Deviat

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki Finland June 27-29, 2012

July 28th, 2012

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Tuska Open Air 2012

Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

June 27-29, 2012

The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This current area, Sivulahti, almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown, is a new home for Tuska for the second time. Suvilahti is more like an industrial environment with the burning and hot asphalt underfoot. When raining, at least the area won’t turn to one hell of a big mud fest.

Another thing forcing Tuska to make a change was the date. Originally the festival was supposed to be at the beginning of July, but another big more international based festival took over the date and Tuska was postponed until three weeks later. Well at least some people got pissed off at the changed date. Obviously a few band negotiations needed to start all over. Hopefully Tuska will return back to the original date.

The line-up looked once again – amazing. Megadeth and Ministry and of course the Swedish war trad metallers were headliners, but Lamb Of God had to pull out of Tuska because of the arrest of the frontman in Republic Czechia and was replaced by Finntroll and Animals As Leaders had to cancel as the band managed to miss the flight. Of course a few cult metal bands like Saint Vitus, A.R.G. could be witnessed. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 26,000 people visited Tuska during three days.

Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the sun and rain.

Review and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Petri  Da Costa


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EXODUS Featuring Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Slovenia Performance Video Clip

June 16th, 2012

Video footage of EXODUS’ June 13 performance at KC Mostovna in Nova Gorica, Slovenia can be seen below (filmed and edited by Jaka Curlic of JZA Crew).

EXODUS inaugurated its summer festival season with a performance on June 2 at the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Florida. With Gary Holt still handling guitar duties for Jeff Hanneman on SLAYER’s North American and European tour, EXODUS invited out none other than former bandmember Rick Hunolt to fill in for Scion and other shows.

Longtime EXODUS fans will recall that Hunolt — the other half of the famed EXODUS “H-Team” who is on every studio recording from 1985 through 2004 and co-wrote some of the band’s best-known songs such as “A Lesson In Violence” and “Deliver Us To Evil” — left EXODUS after the band’s highly-acclaimed 2004 reunion album, “Tempo Of The Damned”. “Murder In The Front Row”, the recent photo book documenting the pinnacle of the Bay Area thrash scene, aptly documents Hunolt’s tenure in the band.

Following his departure, Hunolt was replaced by HEATHEN guitarist Lee Altus.

Hunolt previously rejoined his former bandmates at a special concert in celebration of Holt and Lisa Perticone’s wedding on September 24, 2011 at Avalon in Santa Clara, California. He also performed with them at “Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance”, a special concert which marked the 10-year anniversary of former EXODUS singer Paul Baloff’s passing. The event took place February 4 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California.

Holt has confirmed that he will be joining his EXODUS bandmates for their Graspop Metal Meeting performance in Desel, Belgium on June 23 for a special lesson in violence with a three-guitar attack!

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EXODUS: 3-GUITAR ATTACK PLANNED FOR GRASPOP FESTIVAL

May 9th, 2012
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EXODUS' Gary Holt

As previously announced, former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt will be joining vocalist Rob Dukes, drummer Tom Hunting, bassist Jack Gibson, and guitarist Lee Altus for the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Florida on June 2nd and the band’s upcoming European shows.

 

Guitarist Gary Holt – who will be filling in for SLAYER’s Jeff Hanneman on their European & North American run – has confirmed that he will be joining his EXODUS bandmates for their Graspop Festival performance in Belgium on June 23rd for a special lesson in violence with a 3-guitar attack!

 

European dates for EXODUS include:

 

06/07/12  Sweden Rock Festival – Sweden

06/08/12  TBA – Athens, Greece

06/09/12  TBA – Thessaloniki, Greece

06/11/12  Target Club – Italy

06/12/12  TBA – Italy

06/13/12  Nostovna – Nova Gorica, Italy

06/16/12  Hellfest – France

06/17/12  Rock Star – Bilbao, Spain

06/18/12  Hard Club – Porto, Portugal

06/19/12  Sala Ramdall – Madrid, Spain

06/20/12  Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain

06/21/12  La Secret Place Festival – France

06/22/12  Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, France

06/23/12  Graspop Festival – Belgium

06/29/12  Tuska Festival – Finland

06/30/12  Rock’n’Bol – Italy

07/05/12  Extremefest – Germany

07/06/12  Extremefest – Switzerland

07/07/12  Extremefest – Austria

07/08/12  UFO Festival – Croatia

07/09/12  Terezije B.B. – Bosnia and Herzegovina

07/11/12  Jukebox – Bucharest, Romania

07/13/12  Masters of Rock Festival – Czech Republic

07/14/12  Bang Your Head – Germany

07/18/12  Hegyalja Festival – Tokaj, Hungary

07/20/12  Zwarte Cross Festival – The Netherlands

07/21/12  Queens of Metal – Germany

 

More dates will be announced soon.

 

Visit EXODUS online at www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK, www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.YouTube.com/exodus, and www.twitter.com/_exodus.

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Rick Hunolt to fill in for Gary Holt in Exodus

May 1st, 2012

San Francisco’s veteran thrashers EXODUS will be inaugurating their summer festival season with a performance at the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Florida on June 2nd. With Gary Holt still handling guitar duties for Jeff Hanneman on SLAYER’s North American and European tour, EXODUS has invited out none other than former band member Rick Hunolt to fill-in for the band’s upcoming shows.

Guitarist Rick Hunolt adds: “I’m ecstatic, I’m nervous, I’m psyched… all the emotions wrapped up into one! It’s been years and I’ve been practicing hard. I CAN’T WAIT! I’m gonna rip it up!!!”

Long-time EXODUS fans will recall that guitarist Rick Hunolt – the other half of the famed EXODUS “H-Team” who is on every studio recording from 1985 through 2004 and co-wrote some of the band’s best-known songs such as “A Lesson In Violence” and “Deliver Us To Evil” – left EXODUS after the band’s highly-acclaimed 2004 reunion album, Tempo Of The Damned. Murder in the Front Row, the recent photo book documenting the pinnacle of the Bay Area thrash scene, aptly documents Hunolt’s tenure in the band. This February, Hunolt joined EXODUS on-stage at the Bonded By Baloff memorial in Oakland.

EXODUS European dates include:

06/07/12 Sweden Rock Festival – Sweden

06/08/12 TBA – Athens, Greece

06/09/12 TBA – Thessaloniki, Greece

06/11/12 Target Club – Italy

06/12/12 TBA – Italy

06/13/12 Nostovna – Nova Gorica, Italy

06/16/12 Hellfest – France

06/17/12 Rock Star – Bilbao, Spain

06/18/12 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal

06/19/12 Sala Ramdall – Madrid, Spain

06/20/12 Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain

06/21/12 La Secret Place Festival – France

06/22/12 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, France

06/23/12 Graspop Festival – Belgium

06/29/12 Tuska Festival – Finland

06/30/12 Rock’n’Bol – Italy

07/05/12 Extremefest – Germany

07/06/12 Extremefest – Switzerland

07/07/12 Extremefest – Austria

07/08/12 UFO Festival – Croatia

07/09/12 Terezije B.B. – Bosnia and Herzegovina

07/11/12 Jukebox – Bucharest, Romania

07/13/12 Masters of Rock Festival – Czech Republic

07/14/12 Bang Your Head – Germany

07/18/12 Hegyalja Festival – Tokaj, Hungary

07/20/12 Zwarte Cross Festival – The Netherlands

07/21/12 Queens of Metal – Germany

More dates will be announced soon.

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Jeff Hanneman sits out – Gary Holt in to tour with Slayer

May 1st, 2012

According to the official Slayer site :

Slayer fans everywhere – it’s time to let you know what is going on with our brother Jeff Hanneman.

As you know, Jeff was bitten by a spider more than a year ago, but what you may not have known was that for a couple of days after he went to the ER, things were touch-and-go. There was talk that he might have to have his arm amputated, and we didn’t know if he was going to pull through at all. He was in a medically-induced coma for a few days and had several operations to remove the dead and dying tissue from his arm. So, understand, he was in really, really bad shape. It’s been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he’s had several painful skin grafts, he’s been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm; but best of all, he’s been playing guitar. We were all excited when he joined us onstage for the encore a year ago at The Big Four show at Coachella. Since then, we’ve given him all the time and support he’s needed to continue his rehab so he can come back to the band fully recovered and able to deliver the kind of shows we all want him to. While Jeff’s been doing some writing and has been coming to rehearsal over the past several weeks, he has decided he needs to take more time to continue his rehab. While we want him back onstage with the band, all of us support his decision. So, we’re very grateful that Gary Holt will continue to fill in for Jeff, and will tour with us until Jeff completes his rehab and is ready to return. How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is ‘as long as it takes.’ We also wanted you to know that we’ve been doing some writing and recording for the next Slayer album – we’ve tracked a few songs, and will finish the album when we’re off the road later this year. Gary will join us on tour in Europe and the UK in May and June, and then we’ll all see you on this Summer’s Mayhem Festival.

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