THERE WAS A FOUR-YEAR GAP BETWEEN EXODUS’S LAST ALBUM AND BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT. HOW WAS IT MAKING A NEW EXODUS RECORD AFTER MAINLY WORKING WITH SLAYER? Gary Holt [guitar]: “When Kerry [King] called me to do Slayer, I was actually planning to take six to eight months off! I was feeling burned out because Exodus had been going pretty much non-stop since [2004's] Tempo Of The Damned. That didn’t happen, but I did get my break from this band, which re-established the hunger.”
Exodus: Thrashin' Victims
Despite their leader's 'other job' in Slayer, legendary Bay Area pioneers Exodus are back to pummel us the old school way...
WAS IT EASY TO GET BACK IN THE SADDLE AFTER THE TIME AWAY?
“We went about this album in such an old-school way! We didn’t set up a rack of amps in a big rehearsal room or anything; we just set up shop in Tom’s [drummer Tom Hunting] laundry room out on the goat ranch where he lives.”