Blood In, Blood Out, out on Nuclear Blast – the tenth studio album by Bay Area thrash metal architects EXODUS – captured the #38 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart today. The album is currently at the #2 position on the American Billboard Hard Rock/Metal chart and at #6 on the American Billboard Top Independent Albums chart. In Canada, Blood In, Blood Out debuted at #6 on the Top Hard Albums chart, #86 on the Top Current Albums chart, and at #101 on the Top Albums chart.
Internationally, Blood In, Blood Out debuted at #29 in Germany, #30 in Finland, #30 in Switzerland, #38 in Austria, #38 in the Czech Republic, #72 in the U.K., #75 in France, and #85 in the Netherlands. This includes some territories where EXODUS has never charted in before, but these numbers come as no surprise.
Blood In, Blood Out has been praised by critics and fans alike as one of the best EXODUS albums since the band’s inception. Yahoo! Music calls Blood In, Blood Out “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year.” Rolling Stone calls the band “among the first and best” of thrash metal and touts the album as “recommended.”
EXODUS lead vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza states: “I’m very stoked and excited to see that EXODUS has charted at #38. This band being around over 30 years and being on our 10th album, this is truly amazing. I’m excited for our management, I’m excited for our record label, I’m excited for our booking agency, and I’m excited for everyone else in the staff. I’m mostly excited for all of our fans who have supported us over the years through thick and thin – I’m glad you’re all still here. We’re all very proud to have you as our fans, and when you come out to see us live, we will not disappoint you. You are truly our inspiration and we will keep doing this for as long as we can bang out heads. Thanks everyone.”
“EXODUS could not be any more excited about the awesome chart positions Blood In, Blood Out has achieved,” adds EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “This is in many ways a milestone record for us, and for it to be so embraced by the metal world is quite simply amazing! We worked our asses off and people have responded in a way we only dreamed of! Thanks to all our fans for making this happen!”
EXODUS co-manager Maria Ferrero of Breaking Bands LLC and Adrenaline PR states: “Breaking records… breaking barriers… on behalf of Breaking Bands LLC, I am proud to see EXODUS, my long-time friends of 31 years, get the recognition that they deserve. To finally see Kirk Hammett record with his first band is just the icing on the cake. The team kicked ass. The reviews have been amazing and the fans stepping up to take action with their unwavering support speaks volumes. The fans don’t lie! This is a great day for thrash metal. It is my honor to protect, promote, and support such an iconic band.”
EXODUS co-manager at Breaking Bands LLC and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy adds: “The Breaking Bands LLC team is very proud to be a part of the success of the new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out. The band has worked very hard to deliver a monster of a record that is shaking up the metal community. We would like to congratulate the band and wish them continued success on their world domination. They should be very proud of their accomplishment for kicking the door down in a declining music industry. Great job, boys. Let the EXODUS Attack begin.”
Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can be purchased via iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon and is also available at local music retailers.
Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out:
01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 – Collateral Damage
04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 – Body Harvest
06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – My Last Nerve
09 – Numb
10 – Honor Killings
11 – Food For The Worms
BONUS DVD includes:
• “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
• Behind-the-scenes tour footage
• Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con
Next month, EXODUS will head out with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on a 26-show U.S. tour sponsored by Scion. Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.
Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.
All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!
EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
12/07 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR (EXODUS ONLY)
Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.
What the press is saying about Blood In, Blood Out:
• “A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood.”
– OUTBURN MAGAZINE Feature
• “…[I]f there’s anything you can count on EXODUS for, it’s riffs stacked on top of riffs on top of more RIFFS. [S]ome of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.”
– DECIBEL MAGAZINE
• “An absolute bruiser from start to finish. EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
• “Thrash metal’s most stubborn purveyors of face-ripping music are here…[and] deliver the definitive lesson in violence.” – RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE
• “[A] straightforward thrash attack.” – OUTBURN MAGAZINE Review
• “Blood In, Blood Out far exceeds what the fans could’ve wanted from it. Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick.” – BLABBERMOUTH.net
Visit EXODUS online at http://www.EXODUSATTACK.com.