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EXODUS’ Gary Holt to Appear at NAMM

December 23rd, 2010
EXODUS' Gary Holt to Appear at NAMM

EXODUS' Gary Holt to Appear at NAMM

Guitarist Gary Holt, of the seminal Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS, will be appearing at the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention on Saturday, January 15, 2011! The annual convention will be held for several days this year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. This event is invite only and not open to the general public. The following is a schedule of Gary Holt’s appearances and signings while in attendance:

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Noon at the Engl booth 5824
2:00 PM at the Schecter booth 4290

4:30 PM at the EMG booth 4850

EXODUS are currently back home after the highly successful “Thrash Fest Tour” in Europe with KREATOR, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS.

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

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GARY HOLT OF EXODUS: NEW AUDIO INTERVIEW AVAILABLE

September 3rd, 2010
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

The House Of Zazz host Sam Hatch of WWUH was able to hang out on the EXODUS bus during the band’s stop at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 27, 2010.

Songwriter and shred guru Gary Holt spoke with Sam about vintage thrash metal, neo-thrash, the state of the music industry, his love for Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance, Rob Dukes’ relationship to Sol Rosenberg, vintage Hondo Strat copy guitars and his persistent night terrors.

Listen to the entire interview here.

EXODUS are currently on their headlining “March Of Brutality Tour” with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.  Remaining tour dates are:

09/03/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

09/04/10  The Social – Orlando, FL

09/05/10  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

09/07/10  The Door – Dallas, TX

09/08/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

09/10/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

09/11/10  The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

09/12/10  The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA

09/13/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

Bloody-Disgusting.com is currently hosting an exclusive online contest to win an autographed EXODUS ESP Viper-200FM guitar.

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and debuted at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

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

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GARY HOLT OF EXODUS ON 28 YEARS IN THE SAME BAND: “IT’S JUST A LITTLE LESS SELF ABUSE”

September 2nd, 2010
EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

EXODUS - GARY HOLT Live Photo by DirtJunior

In a recent interview with Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Examiner, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt discussed being in EXODUS for 28 years, the band’s 1989 cover version of War’s “Lowrider” on the Fabulous Disaster album, and an idea for a questionably profitable souvenir from the band’s upcoming participation on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

Read the entire interview here.

EXODUS are currently on their headlining “March Of Brutality Tour” with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.  Remaining tour dates are:

09/02/10  Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

09/03/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

09/04/10  The Social – Orlando, FL

09/05/10  Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

09/07/10  The Door – Dallas, TX

09/08/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

09/10/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

09/11/10  The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

09/12/10  The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA

09/13/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

Bloody-Disgusting.com is currently hosting an exclusive online contest to win an autographed EXODUS ESP Viper-200FM guitar.

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and debuted at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

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

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WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS!

August 13th, 2010
WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS

WIN AN ESP GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY EXODUS

To celebrate EXODUS’ headlining North American tour and the arrival of 2010’s first – and ONLY! – Friday the 13th, Bloody-Disgusting.com (the web’s #1 source for all things horror) has teamed up with Nuclear Blast USA & ESP Guitars to offer fans an exclusive chance to win an autographed EXODUS ESP Viper-200FM guitar.

To enter, you must be (or become) a registered member of the Bloody-Disgusting.com community, The Infected, and leave a comment.  It’s 100% bed-bug free!

View the contest announcement on Bloody-Disgusting.com.  Become a member of The Infected here.

This contest will end on Sunday, September 12th.

EXODUS will help kick-off Ozzfest 2010 in San Bernardino, California this Saturday, August 14th and then headline the March Of Brutality Tour with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and has sold over 4,600 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, debuting at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  Exhibit B also debuted at #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada.

For tour dates & all things EXODUS, check out the following sites online: www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, www.YouTube.com/exodus & www.twitter.com/_exodus.

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EXODUS: “DOWNFALL” VIDEO NOW ONLINE

August 9th, 2010
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

Deemed one of metal’s most important heritage bands for the lasting – and ongoing – contributions they’ve made to the creation and sustenance of the thrash metal genre, Bay Area thrashers EXODUS teamed up once again with SchneppZone video director Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse fame for a visually pummeling video… so pummeling, in fact, that you can hurt yourself!

***VIEWERS WHO ARE EPILEPTIC OR PRONE TO SEIZURES ARE ASKED NOT TO VIEW THIS VIDEO DUE TO ITS STROBING EFFECT.***

“Downfall” is now available for viewing on Nuclear Blast Europe’s YouTube channel, the EXODUS YouTube Channel, and the band’s MySpace page.  The track comes off the band’s  Billboard Top 200 charting album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition.  The video was shot on April 1st on the old set of the television sitcom Night Court and features animated sequences by Los Angeles-based traditional animator Jeremy Polgar.

About getting to work with EXODUS again, Schnepp stated: “I think their music is incredible and they always give me 100% at the video shoot.  Working with these legends of thrash metal again has been a blast!”

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and sold over 4,600 copies in the U.S. the week of its release according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Exhibit B debuted at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  The album also debuted at #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada.

Before EXODUS launch their headlining “March Of Brutality” tour of North America with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood, they’ll make a special one-off appearance at the Ozzfest kick-off show in San Bernardino, California on Saturday, August 14th.

View “March Of Brutality” tour dates here.

Visit EXODUS online at www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, & www.YouTube.com/exodus.

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EXODUS – Guitarist Gary Holt

August 9th, 2010

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Guitarist Gary Holt

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

Off/onstage pictures by Terhi Pihlaja

Transcription by Martin Heaps (Psychophobe)

Thanks to Silke from Tough Enough Promotion for setting up the interview

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Finland is known for its several summer festivals – big or small, but every year some of them do surprise with some interesting band announcements that just cannot be shrugged off totally.

This year, one of the most interesting festivals appeared to be 3-day Myötätuulirock, which has annually been arranged in Vantaa, Finland for 14 years in a row – and is heavily based on some of the hottest Finnish rock/metal names of each ongoing year. The Bay Area veteran thrashers Exodus was announced to be the headliners of the first day of the festival, so that alone made the festival interesting enough to be checked out.

Exodus´ 9th full-length album, EXHIBIT B: THE HUMAN CONDITION was released through Nuclear Blast Records on May this year. There performance surprised many festival attenders by their immensely brutal and heavy load of thrash delivery as the last act on Friday evening. The band confidently churned out both new and old stuff from their well-oiled killing machine over the enthusiastic audience (“The Ballad of Leonard and Charles”, “Blacklist”, “Piranha”, “The Toxic Waltz”, etc.), and was also very well received by a fanatical crowd that seemed to go absolutely berserk in front of their masters, song after song.

Before Exodus went to punish their Finnish fans onstage at Myötätuulirock festival, Gary Holt had a moment to talk to Metal-Rules.com about his memories about the band´s 1st live appearance at Provinssirock festival in Finland in 2003, the ongoing tour, new album, but also reminiscing some blasts from the past.


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HOLY GRAIL TO SUPPORT EXODUS THIS SUMMER

June 11th, 2010
HOLY GRAIL's debut release, "Improper Burial"

HOLY GRAIL's debut release, "Improper Burial"

Los Angeles-based metal upstarts HOLY GRAIL have been tapped to support thrash legends EXODUS in August and September on the “March of Brutality Tour.”  Front man James Luna commented:

“Exodus are longtime favorites of mine and the other HG guys. Ever since I first saw the video from their ‘Ultimate Revenge For Disco’ show at Studio 54- I was totally hooked! Not to mention, ‘Bonded By Blood’ is one of my favorite thrash albums! I probably don’t need to say it but me and the guys are pretty ‘effin stoked to tour with Exodus and big thanks to them  Gary Holt for asking us out. It’s going to be a great thrashy end to summer 2010, we can’t wait! Shred on!!” The band is currently in the UK on the “Quest For Download” tour with and will play the Download Festival on Saturday.  The band was nominated for 2010′s METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS’ “Best New Band,” which will be handed out Monday June 14, 2010 in London.  The band will return to Europe in August to play Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival.

HOLY GRAIL’s current tour dates are:
6/10      Glasgow, Scotland- King Tut’s %
6/12      Donnington Park, England- Download Festival
8/5-8/7  Schleswig Holstein, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/16      Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater #
8/17      Vancouver, BC- Rickshaw Theater #
8/18      Seattle, WA- Studio Seven #
8/20      Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex #
8/21      Denver, CO- Bluebird Theater #
8/23      Chicago, IL- Reggie’s Rock Club #
8/24      Toronto, ON- The Mod Club #
8/25      Montreal, QC- Foufounes Electriques #
8/27      Worcester, MA- The Palladium #
8/28      New York, NY- The Gamercy Theater #
8/29      Philadelphia, PA- Polaris #
8/31      W. Springfield, VA- Jaxx #
9/1        Cleveland, OH- Peabody’s #
9/2        Louisville, KY- Phoenix Hill Tavern #
9/3        Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade #
9/4        Orlando, FL- The Social #
9/5        Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Culture Room #
9/7        Dallas, TX- The Door #
9/8        Austin, TX- Emo’s #
9/10      Tucson, AZ- The Rock #
9/11      Santa Ana, CA- The Galaxy Theater #
9/12      Santa Clara, CA- The Avalon #
% w/ Rise To Remain, “Quest for Download”
# w/ March of Brutality tour: Exodus, Malevolent Creation, Bonded By Blood

HOLY GRAIL’s debut release, the “Improper Burial”  7 inch, has been repressed on white vinyl and is now available through the Prosthetic Records’ web shop.  This second pressing is limited to 500 pieces, and is sure to move fast!

Formed a year ago, HOLY GRAlL is already at the forefront of the new wave of metal that pays homage to such legends as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio.  The band has already earned significant press accolades including a 2-page feature in hometown paper LA Weekly, a spot on Decibel’s “25 Most Anticipated Releases Of 2010″ list and inclusion on Metal Hammer’s “Guide To The Best In The Upcoming New Wave Of Trad Metal”.  With monster vocals, not one, but two guitar virtuosos and a thundering rhythm section, Holy Grail’s sound is at once classic, yet contemporary, encompassing the best of traditional metal with a youthful spirit. Holy Grail is James Paul Luna (vocals), Eli Santana (guitar), James J. LaRue (guitar), Blake Mount (bass) and Tyler Meahl (drums).

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EXODUS AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

June 11th, 2010
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

SOUNDWORKS TOURING & APPARELDIRECT.COM.AU presents
AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND TOUR OCTOBER 2010

“I’m not happy unless I see someone out there in the pit, bleeding and smiling!” Gary Holt

At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience. By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name. Eight albums later, EXODUS still remain at the top of their game, continuing to dominate the charge and showing all in their path what classic metal is about.

These undisputed thrash metal legends are on their way to smash Australian and New Zealand for their first headlining tour in these parts of the globe. EXODUS promise us another lesson in violence with a thrashing master class in heart-racing, eyebrow-raising, raise-your-fist-in-the-air guitar riffs, rip-tide bass lines, and double-bass flurries.

Get in the pit and show your worth!

EXODUS performing at:

October 1st – The Kings Arms, Auckland

October 2nd – The Manning Bar, Sydney

October 3rd – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

October  4th – The HiFi Bar, Brisbane

October 5th – Amplifier Bar, Perth

TICKETS ON SALE FROM THURSDAY June 17th!

Auckland – www.moshtix.co.nz, Real Groovy, www.undertheradar.co.nz

Sydney – www.moshtix.com , Utopia Records

Melbourne – www.cornerhotel.com , Missing Link Records

Brisbane – www.thehifi.com.au/brisbane , Rockinghorse Records, Moshpit Music

Perth – www.moshtix.com, 78 Records

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EXODUS – Record Release Show Live Stream From Hollywood

June 10th, 2010
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

On Friday, June 11th, Stickam.com will stream the EXODUS record release show live from Hollywood at The Key Club.  Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will take the stage at 10:45 p.m. PACIFIC.

For those in later time zones who can’t stay awake to view the live stream, captured footage from the show will be available at www.stickam.com/EXODUS.

EXODUS is playing the following three record release shows in California in support of Exhibit B: The Human Condition before heading to Europe to play the festival circuit:

  • Thursday, June 10th – Chico, CA @ The Senator Theater with Lååz Rockit, Anvil Chorus, plus two local openers (tickets on sale here)
  • Friday, June 11th – Los Angeles @ Key Club with Heathen, Bonded By Blood, plus two local openers (16 & over; tickets on sale here)
  • Saturday, June 12th – San Francisco @ Slim’s with Heathen, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive (tickets on sale here)

EXODUS recently announced they will help kick off Ozzfest 2010 with a one-off appearance on the 2nd Stage at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California on Saturday, August 14th.

View the dates & purchase links for the band’s headlining “March Of Brutality” tour through the U.S. and Canada with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood here.

VIP packages are also available for purchase.  They include:

- ONE General Admission ticket
- Early entry to the venue (where available)

- Commemorative Meet & Greet Laminate
- Meet & Greet with EXODUS members
- Individual photo with EXODUS members
- Limited Edition poster signed by EXODUS members
- Collectible EXODUS Guitar Pick

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and has sold over 4,600 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, debuting at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  The album also debuted at #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada.

Visit EXODUS online at www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, & www.YouTube.com/exodus.

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EXODUS Joins the OZZFEST Bill In San Bernardino

June 9th, 2010
EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition

As first reported by Vans.com, San Francisco Bay Area thrash pioneers EXODUS will help kick off Ozzfest 2010 with a one-off appearance at the San Bernardino show on Saturday, August 14th!

States guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt:  “We are WAY more than fired up to announce that EXODUS will be playing the SoCal date on Ozzfest!  We will be filling the slot usually occupied on the tour by Kingdom Of Sorrow who can’t make this one show.  We were asked if we wanted to jump in, and we said ‘fuck yes!’  See everybody there!”

Ozzfest 2010 Main Stage Acts
OZZY OSBOURNE
MÖTLEY CRÜE
HALFORD
DEVILDRIVER
NONPOINT

Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage Acts on August 14th
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
DROWNING POOL
EXODUS

GOATWHORE*
SKELETONWITCH*
SAVIOURS*
KATAKLYSM*
*Rotating set times

EXODUS’ ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and has sold over 4,600 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, debuting at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.  The album also debuted at #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada.
The band will be headlining the “March Of Brutality” tour through the U.S. and Canada with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.  Tour dates can be viewed here.  Tickets go on sale June 11th.

Exhibit B: The Human Condition record release show dates in June are:

  • Thursday, June 10th – Chico, CA @ The Senator Theater with Lååz Rockit, Anvil Chorus, plus two local openers (tickets on sale now)
  • Friday, June 11th – Los Angeles @ Key Club with Heathen, Bonded By Blood, plus two local openers (tickets on sale now)
  • Saturday, June 12th – San Francisco @ Slim’s with Heathen, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive (tickets on sale now)

EXODUS: “RIOT ACT” NOW AVAILABLE ON THE ROCKBAND NETWORK

The EXODUS track “Riot Act” is now available for purchase at the RockBand Network’s online store for XBOX 360.  The track comes from the album The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart the week following its October 2007 release.

Add “Riot Act” to your RockBand music library by purchasing the song game track here.  View the video for “Riot Act” – directed by Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse fame for Schneppzone Inc. – here.

This marks the first round of Nuclear Blast artist songs available for the Rock Band Network.  Other tracks include DEATH ANGEL’s “Dethroned,” TESTAMENT’s “Henchmen Ride,” and “We Are The Nightmare” by ARSIS.  Metal fans are encouraged to submit artist & song requests for Rock Band here.

Visit EXODUS online at www.myspace.com/EXODUS, www.facebook.com/exodusattack, & www.YouTube.com/exodus.

EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes will be a call-in guest on Dave Navarro’s Dark Matter radio show with Todd Newman tonight, on Wednesday, June 9th, at 11 p.m. PACIFIC.

States Dukes: “I have been friends with Dave for awhile.  I was a guitar tech for his band for a little while before I started singing for EXODUS.  He is a great guitar player and a really cool guy.  I’m looking forward to the new Jane’s Addiction stuff.  I am told it’s really great.”

Listen to the radio show from 10 p.m. – 12 midnight PACIFIC on www.indie1031.com. The show will also be streamed at this location.

Fans are encouraged to call in with questions at (877) 900-1031 or sign up for the DNA chatroom here.

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Gary Holt of Exodus

November 18th, 2008

 

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Guitarist Gary Holt

 

Interview by Jerry Hamm, “The Metal Master”

 

Exodus has been thrashing as long as there has been the term “Thrash”.  From there legendary underground 1982 demo, which is their only studio work that has Kirk Hammett on guitar, to their beyond classic debut BONDED BY BLOOD their only studio record with the late great Paul Baloff, and of course all the great years with Zetro behind the mic.  Now, Rob Dukes has handled the vocals for the last 3 CD’s, including their latest, a rerecording of Bonded, titled LET THERE BE BLOOD.  But the one constant in the band has always been guitarist and leader Gary Holt.  Gary has hung in there, from members coming and going, tragic death, metal being in, out, than in, and never once has the band ever “sold out” to get their message out.  All the bands in the “big 4” deserve to be there, but any true fan knows that Exodus has a place right along side Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax in the “big 5” of thrash.  The talk I had with Gary was just that, a talk.  He was totally cool, and had lots to say. 

 

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WACKEN 2008

October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)

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Headbangers Open Air 2008

September 9th, 2008

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Headbangers Open Air 2008

Brande-Hörnenkirchen Germany

The self proclaimed biggest garden party in the world was once again the gathering place for classic heavy metal fans, hellrats and rivetheads of the world. The first night (thursday 24th of July) was a warm up night with only a few bands performing. There was also a warm up for all this in Itzehoe day before but our group decided to stay in Hamburg to have a good ”sightseeing” around that wonderful town. And here’s what happened during our three day stay at the grassy fields of Brande-Hörnenkirchen.

The traffic culture and roads are too much different in Germany so sadly I was a bit late to start the party at it’s earliest. It was the first time when I arrived by car to Germany in to see festivals and there certainly were problems but we made it with my loyal driver, my little brother with icy nerves. So, after one year off I was again in HOA with high expectations. Great bands, atmosphere with dedicated legions of fans all around the globe not forgetting the delicious food. Sadly we missed Messenger and Roxxcalibur and arrived somewhere after and just heard Deadly Blessing and Benedictum who were a great soundtrack while putting together our old oversized tent. Luckily our german neighbors finally helped us so thanks to them who ever they were. So my festival starts from…

By Herr Nabel and MetalSaku

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Dublin Death Patrol – The Underworld, Camden, London

June 21st, 2007

Dublin Death Patrol

The Underworld, Camden, London
18th June 2007

All Pics and Review by HannTu

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PAUL BOSTAPH of Exodus, ex-Slayer

January 25th, 2007

PAUL BOSTAPH

Paul Bostaph is a true professional and one of the best drummers on today’s metal music scene. Paul’s career started in the late eighties as a member of U.S thrashers Forbidden and over the years he has played with such bands as Testament, Systematic and Slayer for which he recorded four albums between 1993- 2003. In 2005 Paul joined legendary Bay Area band Exodus and later in the same year he made his recording debut with the band on SHOVEL HEADED KILL MACHINE. Exodus has now been on tour for over a year and last December the band returned to Helsinki. I met Paul on their tour bus prior to their show at Club Tavastia and here are the results of our interesting discussion.

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

TRANSCRIPTION BY ANDY OSBORN

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