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ROB DUKES Says He Was Fired From EXODUS In A 20-Second Phone Call

Former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL frontman Rob Dukes was interviewed on the latest installment of Australia's "Blood, Sweat And Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he has spoken to returning EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza or any other ...

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EXODUS: First Photo Of 2014 Lineup Featuring STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA

**UPDATE**: EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has confirmed that the just-released photo of the band's new lineup was, in fact, Photoshopped. He explained: "[It's] kinda hard to do a photo session when I'm 10,000 miles away [on tour with SLAYER]! A real one will follow, complete with [my] 'Grizzly Adams' beard!" The original article follows below. ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE's 'Reforging The Crown' Video Premiere

"Reforging The Crown", the new video from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Regicide", which was released on May 13 via Prosthetic Records. The CD features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like the album, revolves ...

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EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Says Next Album Will Be 'Very Fast' And Will Have 'More Of A Punk Rock Feel'

Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS recently entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) to record their tenth studio album. Speaking to Brian Aberback of Patch.com, EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes stated about the band's upcoming CD: "This album is very fast and has more of ...

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LEAVES' EYES Singer LIV KRISTINE Recording 'Vervain' Solo Album

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) has entered Mastersound Studio in Steinheim, Germany — the facility owned by her husband, Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) — to begin recording her fifth solo album, "Vervain", for a fall release via Napalm Records. She says: "With this album, I wish to take you on ...

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Tied to a Dying Animal - SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY

It can never be understated that double albums come with risks, the main caveats being they should either be special or at least serve a credible purpose. Otherwise, there lies automatic suspicion of bloated packaging in the interest of sales boosting. Black metal/dark meditative artists SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY have no concern in lighting up Billboard, ...

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EXODUS Is Now Co-Managed By TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY

Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS has signed with Breaking Bands LLC and The Agency Group. Breaking Bands LLC is directed and founded by the powerhouse team of TESTAMENT vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy, Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, and former Megaforce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula. Ferrero states: "Working with EXODUS ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: 'Regicide' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a lyric video for "Resurgence Of The Empire", a new song from the group's upcoming album "Regicide". Check it out below. Due May 13 in North America and May 12 in Europe, "Regicide" features cover artwork (seen below) by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER) which, like ...

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EXODUS Bassist JACK GIBSON Talks To TC ELECTRONIC About Gear, Upcoming Studio Album (Video)

TC Electronic conducted an interview with bassist Jack Gibson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. EXODUS mainman and current SLAYER touring guitarist ...

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EXODUS: 'Bonded By Blood' Performance Footage From Slim's

Quality video footage of EXODUS performing the song "Bonded By Blood" on December 20 at Slim's in San Francisco, California can be seen below (courtesy of Rock Hard Live). EXODUS mainman and current SLAYER touring guitarist Gary Holt told Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone about his plans for ...

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EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Interviewed By ROCK HARD LIVE (Video)

EXODUS singer Rob Dukes was interviewed by Rock Hard Live prior to the band's December 20 concert at Slim's in San Francisco, California. You can now watch the chat below. EXODUS mainman and current SLAYER touring guitarist Gary Holt told Nikki Blakk about his plans for a new EXODUS studio album: "I'm heavily in riff ...

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