EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has issued the following update:
"[I] just returned from South America yesterday. Some of the guys stayed for a vacation and I am really envious but alas, I have family things to tend to.
"But as for the tour? Fucking incredible!
"We, as a band, have had a long love affair with South America, the warmth of the people, the beauty, the nightlife, the genuine lust for life is something that grabs me and hold on for a long time. But the fans are the pulse down there, the heartbeat that keeps me coming back.
"Every show was amazing, the response always insane. But let me tell you about the hair. No, I'm not talking about how fucking long it is, or how many split ends! I'm talking about two shows in particular, Bogota and Santiago. The fucking floor was littered after the show with hair. Huge chunks of it. I'm not talking about what you pull out of your brush after getting out of the shower. I'm talking about enough hair to make a dozen wigs! Craziest thing I've even seen! Every two feet, another massive clump! They were ripping hair out of each others heads, I shit you not!
"Each show was special, we have so many friends down there, great times all around. I don't think many bands have the time we have there, so many long friendships. We have a good time and are in the know when it comes to Brasil!
"Anyone ever been to Lovestory? Hahaha! If you have, you know what I'm talking about! Or Manifesto Bar? That's my favorite place to go party, and this time we took over a MÖTLEY CRÜE cover band's gear for a drunken version of 'Dirty Deeds...' while about a half dozen girls made out with each other! I told you we know what a good time is!
"To make a long story short, I wish I was still there with the others heading for Paraty and not typing messages for the lot of you! No insult intended!"
Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS performing the classic song "Bonded by Blood" on November 7, 2007 at Opera 1 in Curitiba, Brazil can be viewed below.
EXODUS' new album, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 74. The CD, which sold 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).
EXODUS will embark on a North American headlining tour in January/February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE, ARSIS and WARBRINGER. Tickets are available through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.
Gino Alache of Rockumradio.com conducted an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt on October 7, 2007. The six-minute chat can be downloaded as an MP3 file at this location.