Bay Area thrash metal provocateurs EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase of unrefined rage »Blood In, Blood Out«, the band’s tenth studio album due out on Europe on October 10 and October 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener ‘Black 13’ is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).
“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”
TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track ‘BTK,’ one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”
Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) contributed a solo to ‘Salt The Wound.’
“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt. “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”
“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.
Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), »Blood In, Blood Out« features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).
The album can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-BloodIn
Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of »Blood In, Blood Out« is:
01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan The Automator)
02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 – Collateral Damage
04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 – Body Harvest
06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – My Last Nerve
09 – Numb
10 – Honor Killings
11 – Food For The Worms
BONUS DVD includes:
-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
-Behind-the-scenes tour footage
-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con
With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, »Bonded By Blood«, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as ’Strike Of The Beast,’ ‘A Lesson In Violence,’ and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, »Exhibit B: The Human Condition«, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.