For Immediate Release
October 22, 2014
New Exodus Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Secures #38 First Week Debut on Billboard Top 200 Charts
#2 Hard Rock/Metal + #6 Independent Billboard Charts
Catch EXODUS on Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Next Month!
“Blood In, Blood Out” OUT NOW via Nuclear Blast
Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are pleased to announce that their brand new album, Blood In, Blood Out, has charted at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week! This comes in at a staggering 76 charting spots higher and nearly double the sales above the band’s last release in 2010. This concretes Blood In, Blood Out’s status as the band’s highest-charting album to date! The new album also is charting at #2 on the Hard Rock/Metal charts and #6 on the Independent charts.
Blood In, Blood Out has also debuted at #29 in Germany, #30 in Finland, #30 in Switzerland, #38 in Austria, #38 in the Czech Republic, #72 in the UK, #75 in France, #85 in the Netherlands, and #101 overall, #86 on Top Current Albums, and #6 on Hard Music charts in Canada. This includes some territories that EXODUS has never charted in before!
These numbers come as no surprise, as Blood In, Blood Out has been praised by critics and fans alike as one of the best EXODUS albums of all time! In fact, Yahoo Music calls Blood In, Blood Out, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year”, and Rolling Stone calls the band “among the first and best” of thrash metal and touts the album as “recommended”.
EXODUS lead vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza states, “I’m very stoked and excited to see that EXODUS has charted at #38. This band being around over 30 years and being on our 10th album, this is truly amazing. I’m excited for our management, I’m excited for our record label, I’m excited for our booking agency, and I’m excited for everyone else in the staff. I’m mostly excited for all of our fans who have supported us over the years through thick and thin – I’m glad you’re all still here. We’re all very proud to have you as our fans, and when you come out to see us live, we will not disappoint you. You are truly our inspiration and we will keep doing this for as long as we can bang out heads. Thanks everyone.”
“EXODUS could not be any more excited about the awesome chart positions Blood In, Blood Out has achieved,” adds EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “This is in many ways a milestone record for us, and for it to be so embraced by the metal world is quite simply amazing! We worked our asses off and people have responded in a way we only dreamed of! Thanks to all our fans for making this happen!”
EXODUS co-manager Maria Ferrero of Breaking Bands LLC and Adrenaline PR states, “Breaking records… breaking barriers… on behalf of Breaking Bands LLC I am proud to see EXODUS, my long-time friends of 31 years get the recognition that they deserve. To finally see Kirk Hammett record with his first band is just the icing on the cake. The team kicked ass. The reviews have been amazing and the fans stepping up to take action with their unwavering support speaks volumes. The fans don’t lie! This is a great day for thrash metal. It is my honor to protect, promote and support such an iconic band.”
EXODUS co-manager at Breaking Bands LLC and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy adds, “The Breaking Bands LLC team is very proud to be a part of the success of the new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out. The band has worked very hard to deliver a monster of a record that is shaking up the metal community. We would like to congratulate the band and wish them continued success on their world domination. They should be very proud of their accomplishment for kicking the door down in a declining music industry. Great job, boys. Let the EXODUS Attack begin.”
For Immediate Release
October 14, 2014
EXODUS Unleashes Highly-Anticipated New Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Today via Nuclear Blast
Gary Holt Discusses New Partnership with ESP + New Signature Guitar
Blood In, Blood Out, the brand new album by EXODUS that Yahoo Music calls, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year”, has been unleashed to the word today via Nuclear Blast. Pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers. Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can also be purchased via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
“This entire band could not be more proud and excited for this record to hit the US like an atom bomb,” states guitarist Gary Holt. “D-Day is upon us, time to go to war!”
“We’re so excited for this release,” adds vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. “I think it’s the best effort that I’ve ever given vocally. If you love what EXODUS has done over the past 30 years, you’re really going to love Blood In, Blood Out, so go pick this shit up and will see you out there on tour live!”
Critics have had nothing but tremendously positive things to say about Blood In, Blood Out – which is being considered a return to form by many.
“Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick,” chimed the first web review for the record, penned by Blabbermouth’s Ray Van Horn, Jr. Shortly after, Decibel Magazine’s Kevin Stewart Panko gave great praise to both returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, saying tracks on the record feature, “Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” The EXODUS rhythm section receives equal praise from About.com Heavy Metal’s Dave Schalek, who states, “[Tom] Hunting shows no signs of slowing down and bassist Jack Gibson anchors down the album’s bottom heavy sound.”
“EXODUS deliver the definite lesson in violence,” adds Rue Morgue’s Aaron Lupton, while Outburn Magazine offered positive remarks in both review and feature form. “A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood,” remarks Scott Alisoglu. The most recent stellar-rating review comes from New Noise Magazine, in which Brandon Ringo states, “Once again, EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature over the years and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!”
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently announced that he has officially joined the ESP Guitars’ acclaimed artist endorsement roster, just in time for the release of Blood In, Blood Out!
“I am way beyond excited to announce my return to the mighty ESP!” said Holt. “The new guitars are amazing, and I can’t wait to unleash the new signature model on the world! It’s gonna be a sick shred machine with that crushing tone ESP has been long known for! Can’t wait to let this beast roar!”
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, an early bandmate and decades-long friend of Holt (and celebrated guest soloist on Blood In, Blood Out) commented, “Gary has influenced a whole generation of metal guitarists with his wicked riffs and leads in EXODUS. I’m happy that he’s jumped on for the ESP ride!”
ESP’s director of artist relations Chris Cannella says, “I am so proud to have Gary onboard at ESP. Not only is he one of the best players in metal… he created thrash metal!”
To learn more, visit http://www.espguitars.com.
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2014
Stream the Entire New EXODUS Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Today via Yahoo Music
“One of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year.” – Yahoo Music
• Blood In, Blood Out CD + Bonus DVD due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast •
• iTunes Pre-Orders Get “Salt The Wound” & “Blood In, Blood Out” Instant Grat Tracks •
The wait is over! In celebration of next Tuesday’s release of what many are calling THE top metal album of 2014, EXODUS have teamed up with Yahoo Music for a Blood In, Blood Out full album stream for North American territories. Listen to the entire new album, exclusively via Yahoo Music here: http://smarturl.it/ExodusAlbumStream
Make sure to pre-order Blood In, Blood Out from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop – available in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).
Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive instant “Salt The Wound” and “Blood In, Blood Out” downloads. Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes
Also, see the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop for the full Blood In, Blood Out tracklisting, Bonus DVD details, and more. The digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD which will include the clip above, as well as all previous DVD clips released via GUITARWORLD.com. Watch all clips here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdL56FHEFOw&index=8&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs
See what other critics are saying about Blood In, Blood Out:
“The result of Blood In, Blood Out is an overwhelming success. This band is more recharged even than when pulling together “Shovel Headed Kill Machine” in 2005 and Steve “Zetro” Souza has plenty to do with it. The rest is left to some ingenious songwriting, punishing thrash and an old school refusal to die… Blood In, Blood Out far exceeds what the fans could’ve wanted from it. Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick.” – Ray Van Horn, Jr., Blabbermouth.net
“[Blood In, Blood Out] is an absolute bruiser from start to finish. There aren’t any real weak moments here, because the entire thing is a riff-fest that perfectly showcases why Gary Holt is the baddest man in extreme metal. Once again, EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature over the years and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!” – Brandon Ringo, New Noise Magazine
“Zetro brings a spark both new and old to a collection of absolute rippers… A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood.” – Scott Alisoglu, Outburn Magazine
“…a straightforward thrash attack… it’s nice to have EXODUS back, and it’s nice to have one of its most distinctive voices with it.” – Jeff Treppel, Outburn Magazine
“They’re baaaaack! Thrash metal’s most stubborn purveyors of face-ripping music are here…On Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS deliver the definite lesson in violence.” – Aaron Lupton, Rue Morgue
“…if there’s anything you can count on EXODUS for, it’s riffs stacked on top of riffs on top of more RIFFS…’Collateral Damage’ delivers a deliciously peppy “Strike of the Beast”-type shuffle, featuring Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” – Kevin Stewart-Panko, Decibel Magazine
“Not only is this a return to classic form for EXODUS, but it’s one that still has its own distinct features. Blood In, Blood Out comes highly recommended for all fans.” – Matt Reifschneider, Metal-Observer.com
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2014
Taste the New EXODUS BURGER @ the Official “Blood In, Blood Out” Listening Party
at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL this Sunday, October 12th!
Blood In, Blood Out CD + Bonus DVD due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast
Whether you prefer your burgers rare or well done, fans attending the official EXODUS listening party at Kuma’s Corner on Sunday October 12th will get a taste of Blood In, Blood Out in more ways than one! Come listen to Blood In, Blood Out on loop whilst enjoying the brand new, exclusive EXODUS Burger at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL, this Sunday from 7:00-10:00pm. The listening party will also include awesome EXODUS merch giveaways.
The EXODUS Burger is being served up in celebration of the impending release of the band’s 10th studio album, Blood In, Blood Out, out October 14th via Nuclear Blast. Legions of metalheads and foodies unite to listen to the new record and taste a burger that can only be described as food for the fans (see track 11).
So what’s in the Kuma’s Corner EXODUS Burger?
Your tastebuds are about to rocked – the EXODUS Burger features a 10oz burger patty, fried veal strips, Arbol chile salsa, black rice and bean cake, Pepperjack cheese, and roasted Serrano peppers. Delicious!
Kuma’s Corner is thrilled to present the EXODUS burger. Lucas Tobias states, “We’ve been matching burgers and bands for years and the opportunity to pay homage to anyone involved in influencing a genre in its infancy is always one that we want to take part in. So, when thrash legends EXODUS announced the release of their new record, Blood In, Blood Out, we jumped at the chance to create something worthy of the legacy they’ve established for themselves. We went to work crafting a burger to match the intensity of their music and still tastefully, in our way, give them the credit they are due. This is our homage to one of the godfathers of thrash metal.”
Kuma’s Corner opened in 2005 and has since then taken great pride in supporting the heavy music community. Kuma’s Corner has created burgers in the name of countless other world-renowned metal bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Slayer, High on Fire, Mastodon, and more. Visit Kuma’s Corner online at www.kumascorner.com.
For Immediate Release
September 11, 2014
GUITAR WORLD Premieres First EXODUS Bonus DVD Trailer
• Blood In, Blood Out + Blood Upon The Goat bonus DVD Due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast •
• iTunes Pre-Orders Get “Salt The Wound” Instant Grat track •
“Aggressive and in-your-face and the fastest album we’ve ever done. I was able to concentrate on leads and I played some of the best stuff I ever have.”
This is how guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt of Bay Area thrashers EXODUS describes his work on the band’s tenth studio album, Blood In, Blood Out in the first of five trailers showcasing material from the bonus “Making Of” DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat,” which will be included in the album’s digi-pak and import box set versions.
GUITAR WORLD.com will debut all five video exclusives beginning today with a new one each week. Viewthe “Making-Of Blood In, Blood Out – Part 1” footage on GUITAR WORLD.com’s homepage:
Listen to the new album EXODUS track “Salt The Wound” featuring a guest guitar solo by original EXODUS & current METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs
Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).
Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive an instant “Salt The Wound” download. Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes