Nuclear Blast has issued that While America’s premier rock festival, ROCK ON THE RANGE, will bring the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium on May 16th, 17th, & 18th, festival attendees who want to experience true, neck-breaking heavy metal during the weekend need to set aside time on Saturday, May 17th because Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS have just confirmed their addition to the line-up.
“EXODUS is super fired up to announce our participation in the year’s ROCK ON THE RANGE!” states guitarist Gary Holt. “It’s our honor to share the stage with so many amazing artists and we will do our best to see to it that shit hits the proverbial fan when we take the stage!”
Also performing at ROCK ON THE RANGE are Slayer, Staind, Motörhead, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, and many more. Visit http://www.rockontherange.com, http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and http://www.twitter.com/rockontherange the check out the full 2014 line-up & most up-to-date festival information.
EXODUS will be performing on February 7th at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. METALLICA guitarist & founding EXODUS member Kirk Hammett will be joining their set for the encore.
Bay Area thrashers EXODUS define & epitomize the genre and continually raise the bar and have it on lockdown. One of the true forefathers of thrash metal, EXODUS touts an illustrious career spanning 34 years. Their 1984 breakout debut, Bonded By Blood, is a thrash metal must-have album featuring blood-spilling crunching live standards such as the title track, “Strike Of The Beast,” and “A Lesson In Violence.” Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Kirk Hammett & Tim Agnello on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Carlton Melson on bass. The line-up continued to evolved throughout the years before settling on the current incarnation (which has remained unchanged since 2007) of Gary Holt & Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, Jack Gibson on bass, and Rob Dukes on vocals. To date, EXODUS has released ten studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, 2010’s Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
With over five million albums sold worldwide, EXODUS will be entering the studio this February to record their new album, set for tentative release later this year.