EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes is recently spoke with Nyack, NY’s Patch.com. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Q: Can you tell us about the new Exodus album you’re currently recording?
Dukes: “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.”
Q: How did you develop your stage persona?
A: “I basically decided I was just going to be myself and see how it goes. I didn’t take on any kind of weird personas or anything. I’m a normal guy, not a rock star. I try to convey the fact that yesterday I was watching bands and now I’m up here doing this. I think I’ve kept a bond with people. I enjoy the bigger shows, but the smaller shows where the crowd is right in your face and there’s a direct connection are the best.“
Go to this location for the complete interview.
Exodus recently entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap to record their tenth studio album.
Guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has issued the following update: “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!”