Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are celebrating »Blood In, Blood Out«’s stellar Top 40 US Billboard and Top 30 German Media Control Charts debut as well as entering the World Charts on position #49, with the release of their brand new music video for the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (BUCKCHERRY, CARNIFEX). The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call.
Check out the video at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/6c69S3pD8qI
“‘Blood In, Blood Out’ was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make… unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be,” states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! ‘Let's run through it again!’”
EXODUS vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “Typical and sheer violence, straight up aggressive and in your fucking face! Watching this video kind of reminds me of “Fight Club”, but awesome action and awesome violence, perfect for the title track of the new EXODUS album »Blood In, Blood Out«!”
“Directing this music video has been a pleasure. Having the task to find hundreds of metal heads to fill up a dark room with very limited time seemed like a tough task,” begins director Shan Dan Horan. “What I found however, was an overwhelming response from some of the most positive and energetic fans I've ever met. I feel honored to have played a small role in that. Old metalheads, young ones, to even a guy that showed up in his wheelchair. The fact of the matter is everyone was accepted and everyone picked up their brethren when they would fall in the pit. To me that's what ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ is about. While we all come from different backgrounds - once a metal head, always a metal head. That's something that stays in your blood.”
»Blood In, Blood Out« was released October 10, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and debuted at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week. That’s a staggering 76 charting spots higher and nearly double the sales above the band’s last release in 2010! This concretes »Blood In, Blood Out«’s status as the band’s highest-charting album to date.
»Blood In, Blood Out« also debuted at #2 on the US Hard Rock/Metal charts and #6 on the US Independent charts, as well as at #29 in Germany, #30 in Finland, #30 in Switzerland, #38 in Austria, #38 in the Czech Republic, #72 in the UK, #75 in France, #85 in the Netherlands, and #101 overall and #6 on Hard Music charts in Canada. This includes some territories that EXODUS has never charted in before!
You can order your copy of »Blood In, Blood Out« here: http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-BloodIn
More on »Blood In, Blood Out«:
Album trailer #1: http://youtu.be/NdL56FHEFOw
Album trailer #2: http://youtu.be/bmYQq8xGnao
Album trailer #3: http://youtu.be/Fefs-eXHJjE
Album trailer #4: http://youtu.be/btusQYvASoQ
Album trailer #5: http://youtu.be/DHOrfzrx6GU
‘Salt The Wound’ lyric video: http://youtu.be/CMs9yNlBp4c
'Blood In Blood Out' lyric video: http://youtu.be/pfu94oJ1so8
Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), »Blood In, Blood Out« features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION). »Blood In, Blood Out« lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza.
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