Exodus have confirmed that Metallica's guitarist Kirk Hammett will guest on their upcoming new album and play a guitar solo. Kirk was of course a member of the original Exodus line-up but left to join Metallica in 1983. The rest is history. Also, on July 25th, the Fear FestEvil After Party showcased a performance by the legendary Bay Area thrashers Exodus at the San Diego Comic Con. Hammett joined the band on-stage for a few songs with bassist Robert Trujillo and other guests also making an appearance on the encore jam.

Exodus' new album also sees the return of former vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, who replaces Robert "Rob" Dukes.

Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone that after hanging out with founding Exodus drummer Tom Hunting and guitarist Gary Holt, the opportunity came up to play on a song called "Salt In The Wound." "It felt really casual, really cool - just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day," Hammett says. "Me, recording a solo on their album was a huge thing for me. Other than the Exodus demo that's been heard by a lot of people, it's the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me."

Hammett says that the song has a "super heavy" riff. "I play a pretty cool solo, and then Gary comes in and plays another solo, and you know what?" Hammett asks. "I listened to that and thought, 'Wow, it's 1982 all over again and here we are, Gary and I are trying to cut each other's heads off with our guitar solos.' Nothing has changed much in the last 30 years. I love it. I love those guys. I've only known them for most of my life, so I'm really happy that I finally got to record with them."


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Exodus
 
Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears



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Zaphod - 28.07.2014 at 13:20  
See, ex-band members can be buddies, Mustaine...
Ilham - 28.07.2014 at 13:38  
Cool story brah.
RavenEffect - 28.07.2014 at 13:51  
It probably took 50 takes and a tons of arrangements from Holt but he managed to do it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.07.2014 at 14:13  
Ah solos. The musical equivalent and pulling your pants down and waving your wang around. It's hard to care really.
Zaphod - 28.07.2014 at 14:35  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.07.2014 at 14:13

Ah solos. The musical equivalent and pulling your pants down and waving your wang around. It's hard to care really.

Although that definitely made me laugh and I can see where you're coming from, you have to admit that there are a lot of solos that add to the music. Maybe these days it's too much wankery, but classic solos like "Child In Time" and "Mr Crowley" are definitely the highlights of their respective songs for me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.07.2014 at 14:43  
Written by Zaphod on 28.07.2014 at 14:35

Although that definitely made me laugh and I can see where you're coming from, you have to admit that there are a lot of solos that add to the music. Maybe these days it's too much wankery, but classic solos like "Child In Time" and "Mr Crowley" are definitely the highlights of their respective songs for me.

I'm certainly fine with solos but getting someone famous in just to do a solo seems a bit pointless to me. At least get him to write a song.
Zaphod - 28.07.2014 at 14:48  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.07.2014 at 14:43

I'm certainly fine with solos but getting someone famous in just to do a solo seems a bit pointless to me. At least get him to write a song.

I think it's more of a fun thing to do, same with guest vocals. (Just like getting invited to play a song live with another band that's on the line-up that day.) Although only under the condition that the guest actually writes the solo. Getting someone in to (co-)write a song would be cool too though.
Cynic Metalhead - 28.07.2014 at 15:38  
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Other than the Exodus demo that's been heard by a lot of people, it's the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me.


Which demo Kirk talking about?

Exodus recorded 3 demos and out of which apparently in of them they run out of the money.
Boxcar Willy - 28.07.2014 at 15:57  
So avoid this then.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.07.2014 at 16:01  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.07.2014 at 15:57

So avoid this then.

Why? Souza Exodus is usually very good. No reason to avoid this because of one solo.
Boxcar Willy - 28.07.2014 at 16:07  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.07.2014 at 16:01

Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.07.2014 at 15:57

So avoid this then.

Why? Souza Exodus is usually very good. No reason to avoid this because of one solo.

It was mostly a joke

Usually when a band resorted adding guest members it means they're out of ideas themselves.

It's like

"fuck, what should we do here?"

-"iunno, let's get Kirk to do something"

"Woooo Thrash metal!!!"


Or at least that's how I see it. I'm no really a fan of eithe band anymore, but I'll probably listen for nostalgia.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.07.2014 at 16:28  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2014 at 15:38



... and out of which apparently in of them they run out of the money.



What the hell are you trying to say here? Even K7/Bad English's posts make more sense.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.07.2014 at 16:34  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2014 at 15:38


Which demo Kirk talking about?



Like he said he only played on one demo. The other demo's were recorded after he left the band. So, it can only be the '1982 Demo' he is referring to.
SleepFan - 28.07.2014 at 17:28  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2014 at 15:38

Quote:
Other than the Exodus demo that's been heard by a lot of people, it's the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me.


Which demo Kirk talking about?

Exodus recorded 3 demos and out of which apparently in of them they run out of the money.


It's called Exodus "Whipping Queen" demo. It's pretty cool.
SleepFan - 28.07.2014 at 17:29  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.07.2014 at 16:34

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.07.2014 at 15:38


Which demo Kirk talking about?



Like he said he only played on one demo. The other demo's were recorded after he left the band. So, it can only be the '1982 Demo' he is referring to.


That's "Whipping Queen" right?
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.07.2014 at 17:43  
Written by SleepFan on 28.07.2014 at 17:29


That's "Whipping Queen" right?



Huh?

The demo is called '1982 Demo' and Kirk played on all three songs, so on 'Whipping Queen', 'Death And Domination' and 'Warlords'
SleepFan - 28.07.2014 at 18:12  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.07.2014 at 17:43

Written by SleepFan on 28.07.2014 at 17:29


That's "Whipping Queen" right?



Huh?

The demo is called '1982 Demo' and Kirk played on all three songs, so on 'Whipping Queen', 'Death And Domination' and 'Warlords'


Oh ok. I didn't hear the other two songs. I just thought Kirk was talking about that one song. Thanks!
Alex Fenger - 28.07.2014 at 18:48  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.07.2014 at 14:43

I'm certainly fine with solos but getting someone famous in just to do a solo seems a bit pointless to me. At least get him to write a song.

Especially someone as bad at soloing as Kirk Hammet. "Hey guys, watch me hide my mediocre abilities behind a crybaby, lol I suck". Fuck Kirk Hammet. My 3 year old cousin who threw a guitar out of her window is a better guitarist.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.07.2014 at 18:59  
That was an excellent rant
Troy Killjoy - 28.07.2014 at 19:03  
The best part about all of this is that the news article is longer than Kirk's solo.
deadone - 29.07.2014 at 02:13  
Personally I think this is cool and maybe even about time!

Amazing how people get their knickers in a knot over nothing though.
Timelord - 29.07.2014 at 05:54  
I'm surprised that it took so long to have Kirk come in and guest since he was a founding member. Not a fan of Kirk but I understand 110% what this means to them. Thats all there is to it. This isn't something that has to be analyzed or decoded.
deadone - 29.07.2014 at 05:59  
Written by Timelord on 29.07.2014 at 05:54

This isn't something that has to be analyzed or decoded.


Unless you're a metalhead in which case everything is analysed to the nth degree and criticised regardless of the existence of any actual reason to criticise it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.07.2014 at 12:16  
Written by Timelord on 29.07.2014 at 05:54

I'm surprised that it took so long to have Kirk come in and guest since he was a founding member. Not a fan of Kirk but I understand 110% what this means to them. Thats all there is to it. This isn't something that has to be analyzed or decoded.



Didn't Kirk already guest on Tempo Of The Damned? Or was het just credited for co-wriitng 'Impaler' on that album?
Daniell - 29.07.2014 at 12:17  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.07.2014 at 12:16

Didn't Kirk already guest on Tempo Of The Damned? Or was het just credited for co-wriitng 'Impaler' on that album?


It's the latter.
Timelord - 02.08.2014 at 04:06  
Written by Daniell on 29.07.2014 at 12:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.07.2014 at 12:16

Didn't Kirk already guest on Tempo Of The Damned? Or was het just credited for co-wriitng 'Impaler' on that album?


It's the latter.


I second that...........................In a world where you thought it safe to play on the new Exodus album. Lurks an ego so terrifying it made Jason go play with VoiVod and Echobrain. Coming this fall...Dun Dun Duuuuu SHINKKKK.... Hetfield 2:You sure about that Kirk?

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