EXODUS Confirmed For Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvilMonday, 23rd December 2013
Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS are the latest band to be confirmed for METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil, taking place from February 6th – 8th at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. EXODUS ‘ appearance is scheduled for February 7th
When it comes to thrash metal, in particular Bay Area thrash, EXODUS are one of the true Godfathers. Formed in 1980 by guitarist Tim Agnello, drummer Tom Hunting, bassist Carlton Melson and some other six-stringer called Kirk Hammett, Agnello soon left, allowing Hammett’s guitar tech Gary Holt to step up and in.
Hammett then stumbled across Paul Baloff, a demo was recorded, Hammett left to join some other upstarts, Rick Hunolt took the other guitar, and the rest became history. Their 1984 debut Bonded By Blood is a stonewall genre classic, and with cranium crunching classics such as ‘A Lesson In Violence’, ‘Strike Of The Beast’ and ‘Burn, Hollywood, Burn’, we can promise that this will not be a calm or gentle soiree more than an aural beatdown.
The current lineup of Holt, Lee Altus on guitar, Hunting, Jack Gibson on bass and Rob Dukes on vocals has been in place since 2007. Exodus’ last album was 2010?s Exhibit B: The Human Condition on Nuclear Blast Records, and the band have just started working on new material for a prospective release later in 2014.
Tickets for Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil preview and dinner on February 6th are now on sale. Have dinner with Kirk and some of the event’s most notable horror names as well as a preview of the crypt, signings and photo ops before anyone else! Extremely limited, so get your ticket now. For tickets visit this location.
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and Joel Harlow Designs will be at Fear FestEvil taking part in a live Blood And Guts event. Fans can watch Joel transform Scott, live and unedited, into a vision of Victorian killer Jack The Ripper! Series director-producer Jack Bennett will be on hand to moderate.