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EXODUS - upcoming album and tourdates!

EXODUS - upcoming album and tourdates! - 2007-05-31 13:00

2007-05-31 13:00 - EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has issued the following update:"Just a quick word to let everyone know has been up! Rehearsing about seven hours a day right now, busting our asses as [producer] Mr. [Andy] Sneap (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Testament, Opeth) will arrive on June 3rd and into the studio we go. Eleven songs done as of now, as sick as fuck. Everyone always talks about how their next record is the next this or that, all I'm going to say is this next record is a crushing landmark in EXODUS history. I am stoked. Truly. I'm not giving out the title (or titles) right now, so you'll have to wait and be patient! But man, this new shit is aggressive with a capital A! Thrash metal at its hardest."EXODUS has lined up the following dates during August:Aug. 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheynne SaloonAug. 04 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping TurtleAug. 05 - Mexicali, Mexico @ El Jardin Sllencio Extreme Rock BarAug. 06 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music houseAug. 07 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go GoAug. 08 - Corona, CA Showcase TheaterTickets for the above dates (except for August 4) are available through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.Gary Holt will release his first-ever instructional DVD, A Lesson in Guitar Violence, through Zaentz.Holt previously stated about the upcoming DVD, "I am planning on focusing on rhythm technique, some lead chops, and going over the correct way to play some of the EXODUS riffs. I feel there are enough straight shred things out there, so I want to do something as bit differrent. And of course I will make it funny as hell!"Zaentz Records is the new label formed by Steven Warner (EXODUS' manager) and partner Jonnie Zaentz (son of Saul Zaentz, Fantasy Records co-founder). Zaentz is an independent artist-friendly upstart label that features an in-house, state-of-the-art recording facility.EXODUS recently announced the return of drummer Tom Hunting to the group's ranks. "It was always understood that when and if Tom was ever ready to resume his drumming duties for the band, his seat would be waiting," Holt said in a statement. "Paul [Bostaph] always knew this, and was the first to say it upon joining the band. Paul and Tom have always been good friends and we, as a band, cannot thank Paul enough for his services on 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine' and all the subsequent tours he did to support that album. We had a great time and kicked many asses along the way."

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