The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records.
"Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) and marks the group's first studio release since 1992's "Force Of Habit".
The complete track listing for "Tempo Of The Damned" is as follows:
01. Scar Spangled Banner
02. War Is My Shepherd
04. Shroud Of Urine
05. Forward March
06. Culling The Herd
07. Sealed With A Fist
08. Throwing Down
10. Tempo Of The Damned
EXODUS filmed video clips for "War Is My Shepherd" and "Throwing Down" in late November with director Maurice Swinkels. The latter cut is a reworked version of a song originally written for and demoed by WARDANCE, the ill-fated mid-'90s act formed by EXODUS members Gary Holt (guitar) and Tom Hunting (drums). Both clips are expected to begin airing in early 2004.