Rick Hunolt to fill in for Gary Holt in Exodus

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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.