EXODUS Reveals Album Art For ‘Blood In Blood Out’
Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital outlets this fall via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ Let There Be Blood (2008).
The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains: “I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”
Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ tenth studio album and marks the band’s first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently announced his special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album via Rolling Stone. More album & pre-order details will be released soon.
Celebrating the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will head out this fall with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour launches on November 11th with two consecutive shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California, includes two headlining off-dates, and wraps up in Detroit, Michigan at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.
Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS is making their VIP Experience packages available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.
For fans who have already purchased their show ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP Experience, contact SLO Customer Service at 888-756-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EXODUS VIP Experience Meet & Greet Package includes:
– One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket
– Early entry to venue
– Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS
– Autographed EXODUS Poster
– EXODUS tour t-Shirt
– Collectible EXODUS laminate to commemorate your evening
– Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store
– On-site check-in staff
All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!
EXODUS in South America
08/10 – Montreal, WC @ Heavy MTL – Main Stage B at 1:30PM
10/01 – Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/02 – Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC
10/04 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/05 – Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador
10/07 – Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/09 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 – Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 – Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer
10/14 – Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper’s
10/18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies
11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)
11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as “Strike Of The Beast,” “A Lesson In Violence,” and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010. EXODUS will release a new Andy Sneap-produced full-length album this fall via Nuclear Blast.
Visit EXODUS online atwww.EXODUSATTACK.com.