MAX CAVALERA (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) joined EXODUS on stage in February 23 in Melbourne, Australia to perform the EXODUS classic “Bonded By Blood”. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of AndrewHaug.com, Australia’s first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia’s “The Racket” radio show).
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt was unable to join his bandmates for their current Australian tour due to his commitments with SLAYER. Replacing him for the trek is HEATHEN‘s Kragen Lum.
EXODUS and TESTAMENT will join forces for the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II” tour. The trek will conquer North America for five weeks, beginning April 1 in San Francisco, and will include select TESTAMENT and EXODUS festival performances. Support on the tour will come from Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN.
EXODUS‘s latest album, “Blood In Blood Out”, sold around 8,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in North America on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast, the CD art was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS‘ “Let There Be Blood”.
“Blood In Blood Out” is EXODUS‘ first album since the departure of the band’s lead singer of the past nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of his predecessor, Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.