For thousands of years the word EXODUS has been used to describe a massive human migration; embarking upon an epic journey and change filled with such power that the earth itself shakes upon its commencement. All such grand exploits begin with a soft awareness for what truly lies beyond, yet 4 decades ago EXODUS had no way of knowing the extent to which their band would rise, conquer, trip up, and rise again.
The formation of the beast we now call EXODUS began in Richmond California 1979, and although many started their journey as fans a few years down the line, there is no debating that the early ’80s was a time for major growth in the world of Thrash Metal, especially in the Bay Area of California. Currently, the EXODUS lineup is comprised of: Tom Hunting on Drums, Gary Holt on Guitar, Lee Altus on Guitar, Jack Gibson on Bass, and Steve “Zetro” Souza as lead vocalist. Regardless of how we metalheads may see it, heavy metal will forever be one of the more niche genres in the music industry. Longevity is the key here; to have reigned for over 40 years and created 10 unique, game-changing, full-length albums amidst the even smaller bailiwick of thrash metal. EXODUS not only remain unwavering in their delivery but in their strength and progression as a successful and unique sonic endeavor that make your every bone rattle and your blood churn in the best of ways
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming new album.