EXODUS Guitarist Discusses 'Bonded By Blood' Re-Recording; Audio Available

Guitarist Gary Holt of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS was interviewed live on yesterday's (Saturday, July 26) edition of "The Classic Metal Show". Check out the chat in two parts below.

"The Classic Metal Show" can be heard live every Saturday night between 9:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. EST at www.cmsradio.net.

EXODUS has just completed work on a re-recording of its classic 1985 debut album, "Bonded by Blood". Produced by guitarist Gary Holt, the new CD — entitled "Let there be Blood" — was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California; JKZ Production Studio in San Rafael, California; with vocal tracks recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York. Andy Sneap is currently mixing the CD at his Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England. An October 2008 release through Zaentz Records is expected.

EXODUS vocalist Rob Dukes released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the band's decision to re-record "Bonded by Blood":

"Paul [Baloff, former EXODUS vocalist who passed away in 2002] was rad, totally original. He was not like [METALLICA's James] Hetfield or [SLAYER's Tom] Araya. I think at times he wanted to be but he was simply himself. He had a really cool way of going up with his voice in the weirdest spots. I, myself, find it cool and original.

"I have been singing these songs regularly for three years now and I have totally made them my own but with all the nuances that Paul threw in. I have a different voice than Paul, so it would be kinda stupid to just mimic him, but I definitely bite his style but try to remain myself.

"This record is a total homage to him with modern technology and for fun. If he was around, which it is unfortunate that he not, he would be doing this record.

"My life is cool now, but it was cool before I joined EXODUS; I made good money had a great apartment in L.A. and I traveled everywhere and surfed regularly.

'Honestly, I would rather hear Paul re-record this.

"I will give these songs all the venom and hate I can give, and it's all for the love I have for these songs and this band. If those out there don't like it, and think it's not good, listen to the original — it will always stand the test of time."

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