Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner.Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE, etc.), who will mix the effort at his Backstage facility in Derbyshire, England. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled album will likely surface through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who signed EXODUS and RIGOR MORTIS to the label back in the late '80s). "The money is there and Andy is there...we are just waiting for the band to be ready," says Warner. Among the tracks tentatively set to be included on the album are reworked versions of two songs originally written for and demoed by WARDANCE, the ill-fated mid-'90s act formed by EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting. The songs in question — which have the working titles of "Throwing Down" and "AnGary" — "are very mid-tempo," acknowledges Steve, but "I was at the practice this week and heard a couple of the other new ones, and they were very fast and heavy." In other news, EXODUS will be joined by none other than Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED and German beer-obsessed metalheads TANKARD during their two-date Greek tour in December, which will be followed by additional shows in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. For a complete list of upcoming dates, visit the band's official web site at this location.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.