With a lot going on among Slayer ranks these days, it's no secret that guitarist Gary Holt ended up with far less time to dedicate to Exodus. Singer Rob Dukes focused on such state of affairs, sharing his thoughts on both Gary's double duty and the band's new album.
"Well, we haven't toured as much," Rob told the Examiner. "That's apparent. We've got way more down time than we're used to and had in the last 10 years, so that's one aspect I'm not really a big fan of. But that's how we all make our living, so we had to go out without him. It was what it was."
The vocalist continued, "Wish he was there, but listen, the guy's in Slayer. I'm not going to begrudge him for that. That's awesome for him, and I know he's having fun doing it. I think eventually, when we do this new album which we're doing in February, he'll find a way to do both. There's a lot of people who do multiple things in life. Financially, it'll be good for him to have two incomes."
Rob concluded on an optimistic note, saying, "I think we're going to find a way in 2014 to make it all happen."
Apart from giving a major "F--k you!" to band haters, Dukes discussed his side project Generation Kill, stressing that he wouldn't mind opening for Exodus and therefore pulling a double duty of his own.
"I don't think it'd be a problem. Generation Kill is actually a little harder to sing than Exodus because I actually sing. It would be like this - 30-minute set for the opener, for Generation Kill, then there would have to be another band so I could kind of relax, then go out and do Exodus. I could do that for a whole tour, it wouldn't even be a problem."