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Exodus
Exodus in 2007. From the left: Rob Dukes, Jack Gibson, Gary Holt
Exodus in 2007. From the left: Rob Dukes, Jack Gibson, Gary Holt
Background information
Origin San Francisco, United States Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Thrash metal
Years active 1980-1993
1997-1998
2001-present
Label(s) Combat Records
Capitol Records
Century Media
Nuclear Blast Records
Website www.exodusattack.com/
Members
Rob Dukes
Gary Holt
Lee Altus
Jack Gibson
Tom Hunting

Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in San Francisco, California by singer/drummer Tom Hunting, guitarists Tim Agnello and Kirk Hammett, and bassist Carlton Melson. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 298 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Exodus (band) Metadata... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Century Media Records is an independant metal record label with offices in the USA, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ... Rob Dukes is the current vocalist for the thrash metal band Exodus. ... Gary Holt is an American guitarist. ... Formerly a member of Heathen, Lee Altus is currently a guitarist in Exodus. ... Jack Gibson is the current bassist of the band Exodus. ... Tom Hunting is an American Drummer, famous for his work with the band Exodus. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Tom Hunting is an American Drummer, famous for his work with the band Exodus. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Over the course of twenty-seven years, the band has gone through numerous lineup changes and lengthy breaks, yet seven albums on, remains among the most influential thrash metal bands in the history of metal.


Exodus has finished recording and mixing their eighth studio album, to be released in the second half of 2007.

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History

In 1983, founding member Kirk Hammett left Exodus to join Metallica and was replaced by guitarist Rick Hunolt and Rob McKillop replaced Andrews on bass. This lineup released the classic title Bonded by Blood (1985) sometimes cited as an influence on up-and-coming bands of the era. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bonded by Blood is a influential Thrash Metal album by the California band Exodus. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny...


Shortly before the release of Pleasures of the Flesh (1987), Paul Baloff left and was replaced by Steve "Zetro" Souza, who also sang for Legacy, a band that developed into Testament. Pleasures of the Flesh was the second album by Exodus, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Steve Zetro Souza was a lead vocalist and singer for the thrash metal bands Legacy (later known as Testament) and Exodus. ... Testament is an American thrash metal band from California. ...


Exodus' line-up remained stable for the next few albums, but the band never garnered the success of their peers, such as Metallica and Megadeth. After two fairly heavy releases (Fabulous Disaster and Impact is Imminent), the band released their first live effort, Good Friendly Violent Fun. Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Track listing for Exodus - Fabulous Disaster Fabulous Disaster - 1989 1. ... Impact is Imminent is the fourth album by thrash metal band Exodus and the first with Capitol Records. ... Good Friendly Violent Fun is a live album by thrash metal band Exodus. ...


After the release of Good Friendly Violent Fun, the band toured sporadically for a year and released another studio album, Force of Habit. This album was a departure for the band, containing several slower, "heavier" songs with less emphasis on the speed/thrash basis of their older material. The 10-minute-plus song "Architect of Pain", was probably the slowest song Exodus ever recorded. Good Friendly Violent Fun is a live album by thrash metal band Exodus. ... Force of Habit is the seventh album by the thrash metal band Exodus. ...


After a few quiet years when heavy metal itself was going through many changes, Exodus released only another live effort, Another Lesson in Violence featuring the return of vocalist Paul Baloff. Exodus disintegrated again, partly due to a falling out with record label Century Media over the way the live album was promoted, and over an aborted attempt at a live concert video which was filmed but never released due to a financial dispute. Another Lesson in Violence is a live album by the thrash metal band Exodus. ...


In 2001, Exodus reformed again, initially to play the Chuck Billy benefit, the Thrash of the Titans mega concert. There was talk of recording a new studio album and the band continued to play local gigs in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Sadly, in February 2002, Paul Baloff suffered a seizure/stroke and died. Former vocalist Steve Souza was recruited back into the band to finish the rest of their concert commitments. Chuck Billy (Born June 23, 1962), U.S. vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Testament. ... Thrash of the Titans concert poster Thrash of the Titans was a benefit concert held on August 11, 2001 at the Maritime Hall in San Francisco, CA. The concert was a co-benefit for Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with germ cell seminoma (a rare form of cancer...


Although it appeared to outsiders that with Baloff's death Exodus would cease to exist, guitarist Gary Holt was determined to release a new studio record. The result was 2004's Tempo of the Damned released on Nuclear Blast Records. An oddity of the recording sessions was that one track, "Crime Of The Century", was dropped under mysterious circumstances. The song chronicled Exodus' time under Century Media (of which Nuclear Blast is a subsidiary). Although it was publicly denied, rumors swirled that Century Media forced the song off the record. "Crime" was replaced with "Impaler"; a song written back when Kirk Hammett was still in the band, and which was featured on the Another Lesson In Violence live record. Tempo of the Damned (released in 2004) is the ninth album by Californian thrash metal band Exodus. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ...


In 2005, Hunolt decided to leave the band to concentrate on his family life, although Holt claims it was because of his supposed meth addiction. He was replaced by ex-Heathen guitarist Lee Altus. Tom Hunting also left, citing medical problems, and was replaced by Paul Bostaph, formerly of Forbidden, Slayer and Testament, among others. Souza also left under disputed terms in 2005, and was replaced by Steev Squivel (ex-Defiance and Skinlab), and then Rob Dukes whose first recorded performance for the band is 2005's Shovel Headed Kill Machine. Rumors swirled that the reason for Steve Souza's departure was a dispute during a show in New Jersey. Sources say that three minors ran away from home to attend the show and the band was notified and was well aware of this before their set. Souza insisted that the police should be notified but the band let it slide and went on with the show; this apparently led to Souza's departure. The ensuing tour for the latest album has led to extensive touring of the US and Europe, as well as Japan, their first-ever visit to Australia and much more. Methamphetamine (methylamphetamine or desoxyephedrine), popularly shortened to meth, is a psychostimulant and sympathomimetic drug. ... Photo of the band Heathen. ... Formerly a member of Heathen, Lee Altus is currently a guitarist in Exodus. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Forbidden was a thrash metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area, part of the Bay Area thrash scene, most popular in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Look up Defiance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Skinlab is a groove metal band formed in 1995 in San Francisco, California by vocalist/bassist Steev Esquivel (who used to sing in the Bay Area thrash band Defiance), guitarist Mike Roberts, Now with San Francisco Bay Areas RAZE the STRAY, guitarist Gary Wendt (who played for the Bay Area... Shovel Headed Kill Machine, released in 2005, is the tenth album by thrash metal band Exodus. ...


The band have currently finished the recording and mixing of their 8th studio album for realese around October later this year.


Members

Current members

  • Rob Dukes (Vocals) -- 2005-present
  • Gary Holt (Guitars) -- 1981-1993 / 1997-1998 / 2001-present
  • Lee Altus (Guitars) -- 2005-present
  • Jack Gibson (Bass) -- 1997-1998 / 2001-present
  • Tom Hunting (Drums) -- 1980-1989 / 1997-1998 / 2001-2005 / 2007-present

Rob Dukes is the current vocalist for the thrash metal band Exodus. ... Gary Holt is an American guitarist. ... Formerly a member of Heathen, Lee Altus is currently a guitarist in Exodus. ... Jack Gibson is the current bassist of the band Exodus. ... Tom Hunting is an American Drummer, famous for his work with the band Exodus. ...

Former members (appearing only on 1982 Demo)

Guitar

Bass This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Geoff Andrews -- 1981-1983

Geoff Andrews is a bassist who played for the band Exodus. ...

Former Members (appearing on full length albums)

Vocals

Guitars Paul Baloff (April 25, 1960–February 2, 2002) was an American singer, most notable for his time in thrash metal band Exodus. ... Steve Zetro Souza was a lead vocalist and singer for the thrash metal bands Legacy (later known as Testament) and Exodus. ...

Bass This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Drums Rob McKillop is a bassist who played for the band Exodus. ... Micheal Butler is a musician and podcaster from San Fransisco, California. ...

John Tempesta John Tempesta is a rock drummer, that has worked with a few bands, namely Exodus, Testament, and White Zombie. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ...

Former Members (not appearing on either 1982 Demo or full length albums)

Vocals

  • Matt Harvey -- 2004
  • Steev Esquivel -- 2004

Guitars

  • Tim Agnello -- 1980-1981
  • Mike Maung -- 1983
  • Evan McCaskey -- 1983 (deceased)

Bass

  • Carlton Melson -- 1980-1981

Drums

  • Perry Strickland -- 1989
  • Gannon Hall -- 1993
  • Chris Kontos -- 1993

Discography

Soon after Exoduss 1982 demo, Kirk Hammett joined Metallica. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Bonded by Blood is a influential Thrash Metal album by the California band Exodus. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Pleasures of the Flesh was the second album by Exodus, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Track listing for Exodus - Fabulous Disaster Fabulous Disaster - 1989 1. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Impact is Imminent is the fourth album by thrash metal band Exodus and the first with Capitol Records. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Good Friendly Violent Fun is a live album by thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Lessons in Violence is a compilation album by thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Force of Habit is the seventh album by the thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Another Lesson in Violence is a live album by the thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Tempo of the Damned (released in 2004) is the ninth album by Californian thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shovel Headed Kill Machine, released in 2005, is the tenth album by thrash metal band Exodus. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Trivia

  • Soccer star David Beckham has been seen wearing a Bonded by Blood T-shirt. It was later revealed that Beckham was not only not a fan of the band but had never heard of them either. He wore it because classic 1980s metal bands on T-shirts was in fashion at the time.
  • Les Claypool of Primus, who was a schoolmate and friend of Kirk Hammett's, was asked to join the band as a bass player in 1980, but declined, citing a taste for free-form jazz at the time.

David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Primus is a Grammy-nominated American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

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Exodus (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (719 words)
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1982 in San Francisco, California, by Kirk Hammett, Tom Hunting, Paul Baloff and Gary Holt.
Exodus disintegrated again, partly due to a falling out with record label Century Media over the way the live album was promoted, and over an aborted attempt at a live concert video which was filmed but never released due to a financial dispute.
In 2005 Rick Hunolt decided to leave the band to concentrate on his family life, although Holt claims it was because of his suposed meth addiction.
Exodus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2327 words)
Discussion of the Exodus, a major event in the book, is in a separate article.
Exodus is the second book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and also the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), and the Christian Old Testament.
A major Chiastic structure runs throughout the second half of Exodus, centred on the episode of the golden calf.
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