Wednesday, April 3, 2013
EXODUS Shut Down All Disbanding Rumors & Remind You: Family First!
It was announced earlier today by the organizers of the 2013 MARYLAND DEATHFEST that EXODUS have pulled out of the fest due to a "variety of personal issues and matters with one of the members". SACRED REICH will be replacing the Bay Area thrashers. The event is scheduled to take place on May 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland. Full festival details HERE!
In spite of all the rumors that surfaces after this news surfaced, the members of EXODUS have released the following statement:
"We have recently observed a whirlwind of speculation, conspiracy theories, and just plain ole dumb-assed comments on the Internet regarding EXODUS' future and that of [guitarist] Gary Holt's commitment to this band. The following is an attempt to shed some light on actual facts, as well as trying to clear the air.
"The reason we canceled our appearance at this years Maryland Deathfest was, in fact, due to Gary's commitment to his sudden and seriously ill father. Actually, just days prior to the start of the Metal Alliance tour [with ANTHRAX], we were making arrangements to have someone fill in for Gary due to his unknown status. As things worked out, his father was able to recover to a somewhat stable condition, yet he is still not 'out of the woods' and continues to be a closely monitored. This was obviously a private and personal matter that didn't warrant public knowledge, but it seems the press release from Maryland Deathfest and then the interview given by Gary about not quitting EXODUS was just a random coincidence and we felt it necessary to inform people of the real story.
"EXODUS is not disbanding! Gary will continue to perform on the current Metal Alliance tour, as well as splitting his time between EXODUS and SLAYER in the future. The band (with Holt) will be appearing at this year's Hell & Heaven fest in Guadalajara, Mexico, as advertised, on May 19th. After which, Gary will return home to support and care for his family.
"Our apologies to the Maryland Deathfest staff, as well as to the EXODUS fans who were eager to see us, and we hope everyone understands that family and loved ones comes first."
EXODUS is currently co-headlining the 2013 Metal Alliance tour along with ANTHRAX. Here is the list of remaining tour dates:
Apr. 04 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 05 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Apr. 06 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Apr. 07 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr. 09 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Apr. 10 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Apr. 12 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Apr. 13 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Apr. 14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Apr. 16 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 20 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Apr. 21 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
EXODUS' official site