Posts Tagged ‘Exodus’

Bay Area thrash pioneers Exodus announced their co-headlining Battle Of The Bays American Tour with Tampa Bay Florida Death Metal Godfathers Obituary. The tour kicks off on September 14 in Durham, NC making stops in Sayreville, Columbus, and San Antonio before ending in Baton Rouge, LA on October 15.. Joining the two American legends on the road are Power Trip and Dust Bolt. View tour dates and info inside! (more…)

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King Diamond

King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an special event for fans. As part of the set, the band will perform the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety. The tour will begin Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 5 with Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act. The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Aug. 7. (more…)

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Testament

Testament

Classic American thrash metal band Testament has announced the “Dark Roots of Thrash II,” featuring bellow Bay Area-thrashers Exodus and Shattered Sun, and hitting North America for five weeks starting April 1.

Each night of the tour, Testament will perform in their entirety 1987’s The Legacy and 1988’s The New Order, in addition to select tracks from 1989’s mainstream crossover Practice What You Preach. (more…)

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Legendary thrash metal band Exodus have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital outlets this fall via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including Exodus’ Let There Be Blood (2008). View the album artwork inside: (more…)

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There was some big breaking news out of the world of thrash metal today, news that I think a lot of fans will be pretty happy about.  As first reported by Blabbermouth.net (read here) and since made official, Rob Dukes has been replaced as vocalist of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans Exodus, by none other than Steve “Zetro” Souza. Zetro was the band’s vocalist from 1986 to 1993 and again from 2002 to 2004, and during his first run, Exodus found its biggest commercial success. (more…)

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Headbanger's Ball Breakthrough Bands

9. Exodus – ‘The Toxic Waltz”

One of the original Bay Area thrash metal bands, Exodus was co-founded by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, and its current guitarist, Gary Holt, now plays in Slayer, as well. Over a span of 34 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses and the deaths of two former band members. Holt joined the band shortly after its formation and has remained the only constant member of Exodus since and appears on all its releases.

Exodus had established itself in the thrash metal underground, even after replacing original vocalist Paul Baloff in 1986 with Steve ” Zetro” Souza, but it had yet to achieve any mainstream success. That changed with the release of Fabulous Disaster in 1989 and the MTV Headbanger’s Ball staple “The Toxic Waltz.”

slayer-suicidal-exodusTrek will culminate with sets at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio

LOS ANGELES — Slayer will take a break from writing and recording their next album to hit the road on May 9 for a handful of dates intended to pummel devotees with a night of moshing and frenetic thrash-punk-metal.  Joining Slayer as Special Guests for these shows are Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, marking the first time Slayer and Suicidal have toured together since the 1990 European “Clash of the Titans” tour.   Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for Slayer’s fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman, will do double-duty as guitarist in his primary band, Exodus.

Tickets for Slayer/Suicidal/Exodus go on sale this Friday, Jan. 24. Log onto www.slayer.net for ticketing information. (more…)

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Review by Greg Maki

The doors of The Fillmore Silver Spring might as well have been the entrance to a time machine when the Metal Alliance Tour rolled into town. Outside, the sun still shone on a beautiful spring day in 2013. Inside, it was 1987 all over again, with a predominantly male audience with lots of hair and denim, and plenty of sore necks the next day after a night of headbanging.

I’m not complaining or making fun. Born in 1979, I didn’’t really get to experience the heyday of thrash metal in the 1980s. So this, with headliners Anthrax performing its 1987 album Among the Living in its entirety, is probably the closest I will be able to get. (more…)

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Steve "Zetro" Souza: "Thrash Metal 101"

Steve “Zetro” Souza: “Thrash Metal 101”

For any late ’80s to early ’90s thrash metal fans, Steve “Zetro” Souza was the shit. As the wild-eyed, crazy-haired frontman for Bay Area legends Exodus (1986-1993), he helped propel the band to commercial success with Fabulous Disaster (1989), which featured the band’s biggest hit, “The Toxic Waltz.” Behind the album, the band found a worldwide fan base and was a regular on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. At the time, many fans had no idea he was actually the second vocalist to front the band. He was that recognizable, both charismatic and vocally, using a high-pitched sting similar to Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill that has become a standard in thrash.

The mid-’90s into the turn of the century wasn’t particularly prosperous for metal in the United States. When the grunge-era took over the music world, it wasn’t only the hair metal bands that became extinct–metal bands of all kinds were dropped from their labels, were forced to compromise their sound or just fell apart all together. Zetro was a causality within all of this, leaving Exodus and all but disappearing for the next decade or so.

Despite a few brief reunions with Exodus, he has been permanently out of the band for years. It wasn’t until forming Dublin Death Patrol with Testament’s Chuck Billy that he became a blip on the metal radar once again. But now after years of fans clamoring for something new, something truly thrashing out of Zetro, has he answered the call with his new band, Hatriot. With Zetro recruiting his sons, bassist Cody Souza and drummer Nicholas Souza, along with guitarists Miguel Esparza and Kosta Varvatakis, thrash metal feels complete again with that familiar voice to rage with. In February 2013, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki talked at length with Zetro about the formation of Hatriot and its debut album, Heroes of Origin. (more…)

Steve "Zetro" Souza Part II: The Day the Metal Died

Steve “Zetro” Souza Part II: The Day the Metal Died

For any late ’80s to early ’90s thrash metal fans, Steve “Zetro” Souza was the shit. As the wild-eyed, crazy-haired frontman for Bay Area legends Exodus, he helped propel the band to commercial success with Fabulous Disaster (1989), which featured the band’s biggest hit, “The Toxic Waltz.” Behind the album, the band found a worldwide fan base and was a regular on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. In Part 1 of our interview with Zetro, we were introduced to his new band, Hatriot, that he formed with his two sons, Cody and Nick SouzaIn Part 2 of our interview, Zetro reflects back on his time in Exodus, talks about the death of metal in the ’90s and the current state of the genre. (more…)