Exodus Post First New Album Update: 'So Goddamned Heavy It Ain't Even Funny!'

Gary Holt also promises "best drum sound this band has ever laid down."

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Exodus has issued the first update about the recording of their upcoming album.

As guitarist/frontman Gary Holt states, the band is almost done with tracking drums for what promises to be one of their heaviest albums yet:

"We are well into drum tracks; everything is going super smooth and Tom [Hunting] is just killing it! Best drum sound this band has ever laid down - sounds just simply pummeling! Only one more song and some B sides to go, then we go through things and make sure everything is up to par, and then time for guitars! Can't wait to add the crunch to these monsters.

"This is gonna be so goddamned heavy it ain't even funny! We couldn't be more stoked and pleased with how this record is coming along! Bludgeoning!"

The new record will be the first from Exodus since "Exhibit B: The Human Condition," which was released in 2010.

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    There is zero information in this article
    - according to Holt it will be one of the heaviest albums. If you don't know what "heavy" means, try to listen to some metal, Black Sabbath or something. - they're recording. - they're ultra happy about what they're recording. - it will be their first in four years. For an article with five tiny paragraphs, I find this to be enough information.
    Oh i like metal! I can listen to Lateralus all day. And i like exivious, cynic, opeth and all sorts of metal. Just seems weird to me that posting about someone describing music as heavy. Who will get anything from that?
    As much as it should be obvious that the album is heavy, it is something for describing the content. It basically says we are going to write an album in the same vein as what we normally do and we are super excited about that. I don't know what people are expecting him to say. Are they expecting him to describe the unfinished music in detail?
    It's written in metal. Read between the lines I say.
    I'm sorry but "This is gonna be so goddamned heavy it ain't even funny" doesn't really mean anything. What is heavy? Hitting a lot of open E's, or is it about heavy themes? Or will the cd case be made of iron? It's a mystery to me..
    You're reading about Exodus. If you don't already know what he means by heavy, you must not know crap about Exodus... or heavy for that matter.
    If this one is remotely close to Exhibit B: The Human Condition it will be my favourite album of the year, for sure.
    Also, Gary's not the frontman for Exodus. Mainman, yes, but frontman? No, that's Rob Dukes.
    Agent 00Awesome
    I agree with you, but a front man can also be the leader of a band or the member that represents it publicly. That doesn't make much sense to me though.
    When I read that I was a little confused/worried. As if they had gotten rid of dukes. But they didn't. I'm pretty excited about this new album. If it's heavier than exhibit a and b, my god!
    Agent 00Awesome
    Exodus is probably my favorite current thrash metal band (with Testament and Overkill following very closely behind). I can't wait for this album. I've waited four years.
    It's insane after all these years that the bands you mentioned are still releasing good quality stuff. Their music has definitely gotten better with age, and they seem to keep getting better.
    Exodus, Testament, Overkill, and Kreator are in my opinion the best Thrash bands making music at the moment. They are the new Big Four. While I think Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax's 80s material beats these bands, I think that the original Big Four's recent output is better than that of Exodus or Testament.
    I'm looking forward to the new record. "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" was surprisingly good. "Bonded By Blood" is still my favorite but it's cool to hear them making good music again. I'm most interested to hear how much Gary's writing has been affected by playing in Slayer.
    Heavier than their past 3 albums? THAT I gotta see.... but I have no doubts they will ****ing find a way to do so, they are mother ****ing EXODUS
    i still miss Zetro! I love HATRIOT but miss him in EXODUS... Even in TestAmenT!!! I do agree that a little more info would be nice like is it being recorded in Derbyshire with Andy Sneap or some track titles etc.
    Nothing personal against Exodus but what about being a bit more humble about new recording and wait for the reception of fans. Nothing but hype...
    They're not being arrogant, they're being musicians. A musician should have pride for their product, because if they didn't think it was good, why would they release it? They're just saying they like what they're hearing and they think their fans will too. There's nothing arrogant about that. A band can release music that they enjoy, there's nothing wrong with that. And there's nothing wrong with saying that they enjoy it.
    Why can't a person enjoy the music they make? No one has ever listened to what I have made (aside from a handful of close friends) but I'm still proud of it and think it sounds great. Whether it sounds great or not to other people is irrelevant as it is how I want it to sound. If I'm happy with it that's all that matters. I'm not arrogant for liking my own music, as long as I don't claim that it's the greatest thing ever made. It would seem stupid if I hated what I made. Why would I make something I thought sounded awful. It's the same for any musician talking about their music. I would hope they think it sounds good.