Exodus Album Update: 'Very Fast, More of a Punk Rock Feel'

"These songs are shorter and a little faster. It sounds great," says Rob Dukes.

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Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes has been talking with Nyack-Piermont Patch about the band's upcoming album.

As Dukes notes, the record is less of a metal epic than the band's previous albums, and has more of a punk feel:

"This album is very fast and has more of a punk rock feel to it, whereas I think the last few Exodus albums were metal epics, with longer songs. These songs are shorter and a little faster. It has a really different feel to it. It sounds great."

Dukes, who joined the band in 2005, also talked about growing up as an Exodus fan, and trying to live up to the legend of original frontman Paul Baloff:

"I liked Exodus, I liked Paul Baloff [the band's first singer] a lot. Their fist album was a very dark, dangerous album. I was a metalhead growing up but I also loved punk rock and Pink Floyd and Rush. I've been influenced by so many different kinds of music. I could listen to Rush in the morning and [metal band] Venom at night. I love everything. I try to measure up to Paul, though I don't do drugs and I don't drink. That whole craziness and insanity [which Baloff was known for] is not part of my life."

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    So what we know The riffs are crushing. Its not funny Its Super heavy It has a punk feel to it. Sounds like pure ****ing thrash metal to me \m/ So i say FUCK YES!
    Exodus is writing the best material. You may like or dislike Dukes. But you cannot denied that the riff's on the last couple of records are ****ing amazing! I can't wait to see them live again
    Sounds good to me! Exodus and Testament releasing albums this year!! Very much looking forward to both releases!!
    sounds awesome cant wait, however all the talk about slayer not having an influence i think its obvious now it did
    What happened to what Holt said...This is the next Boned by Blood the next Masters of puppets....well i like punk so i am sure i will like it
    thank god its not the next master of puppets, bot that album and metallica are shit