In a statement, guitarist Gary Holt says, "As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob Dukes. We have nothing but love and admiration for him and the deepest gratitude for the hard work he has put in and the great work on some killer records. But at this time, Tom, Lee, Jack and myself thought a change was necessary and the unanimous choice going forward was to welcome back Steve Souza to the fold!"
Returning vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza adds, "I spent a great part of my life with EXODUS, that blood flows through me, even not being in the band for the past 10 years, you can't erase that chemistry. I'm very excited!"
EXODUS are currently working on their eleventh studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set to release later this year with Nuclear Blast. Things are moving along smoothly… stay tuned for more details coming soon.
On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more. The band will also appear on select international dates in Germany, Belgium and Columbia this summer, and will pick back up in South America in October. See below for a full listing of current dates.
EXODUS INTERNATIONAL DATES:
7/11 - Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head Festival
7/12 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerp Metal Festival
8/10 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau - Heavy Montreal
8/16 - Bogota, Columbia @ Rock al Parque
10/1 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/3 - Manaus, Brazil @ Arena Aparecida
10/4 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/5 - Porto Alegre @ Opiniao
10/7 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ TBC
10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Pepper's
10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
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