San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans EXODUS will return to touring early next year in support of 2007's "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A" with Germany's KREATOR, Austria's BELPHEGOR, and California's WARBRINGER.
EXODUS guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt checks in from his home in Northern California with the following:
"If you can believe it, we've NEVER toured with KREATOR even though Mille and I go WAY back. We've played occasional festivals together and played five shows back in '97 on Summer Metal Meeting with them. We've always had a LOT of fun with them, so I'm looking forward to spending time with old friends KREATOR, new friends WARBRINGER, and soon-to-be-good-friends BELPHEGOR.
"We're pretty damned happy to be playing nine shows in Canada because Canadian cities tend to get overlooked. The last time we were in Winnipeg, Calgary, and another city which I can't remember right now, those shows were full of 17-year-olds and they went insane. Those dates were the best on that tour!"
EXODUS' next album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit B", is due out by summer 2009.
EXODUS recently 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 mixed the CD at his Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England. An October 28, 2008 release through Zaentz Records is expected.
KREATOR with EXODUS, BELPHEGOR, WARBRINGER and EPICUREAN:
Apr. 07 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
Apr. 08 - Nokia Theatre – New York NY
Apr. 09 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
Apr. 10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
Apr. 11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
Apr. 13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
Apr. 14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
Apr. 15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
Apr. 16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
Apr. 17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
Apr. 18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
Apr. 19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
Apr. 20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
Apr. 21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
Apr. 22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
Apr. 24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
Apr. 25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
Apr. 26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
Apr. 27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
Apr. 28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
Apr. 30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV
May 01 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
May 02 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
May 04 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
May 05 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
May 06 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
May 07 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
May 08 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
May 09 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
May 11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
May 12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
May 13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
May 14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
May 15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
May 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
May 17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA
Tickets are on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com from October 4 until October 31 at which point the tour goes on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.