Due to the Mickey Mouse executives, EXODUS will be forced to miss the April 12th date of the Metal Alliance Tour, on which they are direct support for ANTHRAX, along with opening acts HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, and HOLY GRAIL.
An official statement from EXODUS reads:
“Because Disney has decided that Exodus is TOO METAL for them, we will NOT be playing the Lake Buena Vista HOB show in Florida, but the fine thrash maniacs in Tampa have invited us to rage at the Orpheum instead. Who’s comin’ out for a Lesson in Violence?”
Exodus is not the first metal band to feel the wrath of the corporate powers behind Walt Disney Properties; MACHINE HEAD has been banned from the House Of Blues venues in Anaheim and Orlando (both of which are situated on Disney property). “Violent imagery”, “inflammatory lyrics” and most appallingly “undesirable fans” were cited as the reason.