Maryland Music Magazine and Hell Rayzor Media representatives Steve Lambie and Wally Reeves conducted an interview with drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS on January 20, 2010 at the Recher Theater in Towson, Maryland. Watch the chat in two parts below.
Nuclear Blast Records has set an April 23 German release date for EXODUS's ninth studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition". The CD was helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR).
In a 2009 interview with the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine, Holt stated about the band's forthcoming CD, "It's gonna be sick. We have four [songs] recorded [and left over] from the last session [for 2007's 'The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A'], and I've got, like, nine [other tracks] I'm working on, and Lee [Altus, guitar] has a bunch of stuff. But this next album is gonna blow people's minds."
Regarding the upcoming CD's musical direction, Holt said, "There's a couple of twists on this. I try not to repeat every album. I mean, we did 'Tempo Of The Damned' , [which was] a little more old-school, and we did 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine' , which was really brutal and fast, and then 'The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A', [which] was, like, longer and more epic songs. So this album's gonna have some different stuff to it. Maybe a little more dual-guitar stuff, 'cause I've been playing with Lee for quite awhile now — a little more dual-guitar harmony shred stuff. "
"Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities", EXODUS' new DVD (2 DVDs + bonus audio CD) was released in North America on January 12.
EXODUS is currently on the road with ARCH ENEMY, ARSIS, and MUTINY WITHIN as part of the Tyrants Of Evil tour.