In the last of four installments revealing the back-stories to the tracks on the upcoming EXODUS album, guitarist / songwriter Gary Holt offers additional commentary on the songs that will appear on "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", set for release in North America on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"My world view on global warming and the destruction of our planet."
"Devil's Teeth" (North American bonus track):
"Rob [Dukes, vocals] wrote this one about his love of all things concerning the great white shark. We asked Brendon Small [co-creator of 'Metalocalypse', the smash hit animated series on Adult Swim featuring the fictitious metal band DETHKLOK] to do the guitar solo and he did the sickest solo ever!"
"Don't Make No Promises (Your Body Can't Keep)" (Japanese bonus track):
"We had a lot of fun with this one! We have loved the SCORPIONS since day one, and we did our EXODUS best to put our own stamp on this, with Rob adding a little twist to the last verse!"
When asked about his guest guitar work on the North American bonus track, "Devil's Teeth", Small shares: "As a huge EXODUS fan, it's an amazing honor to be asked to play on one of their songs. I may be the luckiest man alive! What else do I need to do at this point? It may be time that I shut myself into a Vegas hotel room, stop shaving, and save my jars of pee, because that's what you do when you've done everything you wanted to do in life..."
Nuclear Blast USA's webshop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive North American mail-order edition of "Exhibit B: The Human Condition". This release features the bonus track "Devil's Teeth" and a slipcase with different artwork.
The pre-order bundles to choose from are:
"Exhibit B: The Human Condition" track listing:
01. The Ballad Of Leonard And Charles
02. Beyond The Pale
03. Hammer And Life
04. Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)
06. March Of The Sycophants
08. Burn, Hollywood, Burn
10. The Sun Is My Destroyer
11. A Perpetual State Of Indifference
12. Good Riddance
EXODUS filmed two videos on April 1 in Los Angeles with director Jon Schnepp ("Metalocalypse", the animated program about DETHKLOK, the world's most popular death metal band, on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim) on the old set of the television sitcom "Night Court".
"Exhibit B: The Human Condition" was recorded this past December in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR).
EXODUS recently took part in the "Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour" with MEGADETH and TESTAMENT.