Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been talking with Bay Area Backstage about touring with Slayer and the upcoming Exodus album. Holt revealed that Exodus are set to hit the studio in February:
"I get home [from Slayer tour] on December 1st. I’ve been writing for the last several months. Actually, I get home one day and then fly to Seattle. When we resume this tour, I’m bringing my recording gear with me and continuing to work in the hotel rooms. We’re tentatively scheduled to start recording the next Exodus on February 1st. It’s crushing, ridiculously fast and heavy."
The news of comes after Kerry King stated that Holt won’t be contributing any music to the new Slayer album. According to King, Holt will be playing some lead guitar parts "just to keep it interesting," but wont be doing any writing:
"We've always been a two guitar attack, so if you're looking to have a segment like the 'Angel of Death' lead trade-off, you can't do that with one guitar. As far as Gary being a contributing writer, number one, fans aren't ready for it, and number two, that's like throwing somebody to the wolves."
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