EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has issued the following update:
"Fired up for the release date [of the new EXODUS album, 'The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A']; it can't come quick enough. Been doing press all day, every day, and while my ear hurts from holding a fucking piece of plastic to it hours on end, the response to the album has surpassed anything we could have hoped for. It's going over huge with everyone I've talked to who's heard the record. Me, I haven't listened to it in a couple of months. I sick of that, I want to play these bastards live! No if I can only find time between all the press and shit to get back to songwriting, I'll be happy. And I'll see some of you soon in South America!"
The cover artwork for "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", can be viewed at this location. Due in North America on October 23 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY).
"The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A" track listing:
01. A Call To Arms
02. Riot Act
03. Funeral Hymn
04. Children Of A Worthless God
05. As It Was, As It Soon Shall Be
06. The Atrocity Exhibition
08. The Garden Of Bleeding
09. Bedlam 123
EXODUS played two brand new songs — "Bedlam 123" and "Funeral Hymn" — during their appearance on August 8, 2007 at the Showcase Theater in Corona, California. Watch video footage of both tracks on YouTube:
With regards to the album's title, Gary Holt said, "Why 'Exhibit A', you might ask? Because we already have four songs recorded and finished for the next album, which we will resume recording some time around the end of the year, and this is a two-part record. Part two being exhibit B. So yes, there will be another EXODUS album finished hopefully soon after the release of this one. And when all is said and done, there will never have been anything as brutal and genre-defining done before in thrash metal. An epic monster this one is, and the next is going to take it even further."
EXODUS will embark on a North American headlining tour in January/February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE, ARSIS and WARBRINGER. Tickets are available through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.
Watch EXODUS' video for the song "Now Thy Death Day Come" (taken from 2005's "Shovel Headed Kill Machine"):