San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced the addition of singer Rob Dukes (pictured here with EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt) to the group's ranks. "[Rob] has been absolutely crushing in practice and only gets stronger every day," guitarist Gary Holt writes in the group's official forum.
"I know some of you will want details, i.e. what bands has he been in, etc., but I'll have to get back to you on that one," Holt added. "I've heard some of his old demo stuff, but he is a virtual unknown. But he is going to blow people's minds. He does incredible justice to both Paul [Baloff] and Zetro's [Souza] material, but when you hear the new shit you won't believe your ears. Totally crushing!
"To all who sent in their demos and such, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time. But now our search is over.
"Rob just happened to end up my guitar tech for the MEGADETH tour after things didn't work out with my first tech.
"Rob was referred to me by a friend at the Hollywood show and the rest is history. Divine intervention, if you will!
"We will be recording some demos of a few new songs next week and if everything stays on track we will be in the studio recording the next album in April."
(Thanks: Kenneth Biby, Jr.)
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