THE METAL WIRE: EXODUS Has Songs Written For Upcoming Album
Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017
Great new 411 on San Francisco-based thrash metal gods, EXODUS!! Per (drummer) Tom Hunting on the “MIKE JAMES ROCK SHOW” (link to interview listed below) at this weekends’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, “We’re just structuring songs right now. I think that we’ve probably got five or six maybe, and the makings for the rest of ‘me – bits and pieces here and there”. On the same subject of song-writing, Hunting was asked if EXODUS composes material while on tour. “We kind of do that now a little bit. I mean Gary’s [Holt] making riffs right now. He’s out [on the road] with SLAYER, and we’re out here doing this run. And then we connect back home. We’re playing with IRON MAIDEN on July 1st”. That will take place in San Bernadino, California. (Vocalist) Steve “Zetro” Souza recently spoke with METAL WANI. He stated that it is likely EXODUS will begin recording in the studio around late October or early November. So far, it looks like fans can expect the new album to be released in early 2018.
“Fuck yesssssss!!”, is all I have to say about this. I thought that their 2014 offering, ‘Blood In Blood Out’ was absolutely brutal!! Not just brutal, but “poor son of a bitch just went head first right into the wood-chipper” brutal. The album really should have come wrapped in CRIME- SCENE tape ha ha. Songs such as “BTK”, “My Last Nerve” and the title track proved that EXODUS is still capable of writing quality material and that they are still a relevant force in the world of extreme metal. I only wish that (guitarist and band leader) Gary Holt would quit SLAYER so he could concentrate full-time on writing, recording and touring with EXODUS. Waiting over three years for a new EXODUS album while he records solos for (no song writing allowed because of you-know-who) and tours with SLAYER is irritating to this old-school fan of theirs. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be happening anytime soon. With that being said, I am sure fucking stoked for this new album. I expect nothing less than a masterpiece of macabre, laced with all sorts of malicious intent!!
Be sure to check out the links below, Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!
Exodus Interview Download Festival 2017
EXODUS ‘Blood In Blood Out’