American thrash metal band Exodus has signed a worldwide contract with Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records.
Exodus, which released its most recent album “Persona Non Grata” in 2021, originated in 1979. Recognized as one of the leading bands of the potent San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene, the latest decade saw the return of vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza to the fold. Together with longstanding members Gary Holt on guitar, Tom Hunting on drums, Lee Altus on guitar and Jack Gibson on bass, Exodus have seen increasing international response and success in its most recent era.
“Exodus are extremely excited to announce that we are joining the family at Napalm Records!” Holt said. “It’s time for a new chapter for the band, and we are stoked to be joining the label and are starting to put our foot on the gas and get ourselves prepared for the next record! They convinced us with their passion and love for the band, and where we will be going in the future, we couldn’t say no. It’s time to push even further and not only continue to run right over people with our brand of thrash, it’s time to increase the body count! Here’s to new beginnings with Napalm Records!”
“We are proud to announce this signing of one of the most influential metal bands in the world–one that has proven to always deliver the highest quality throughout the decades of their career,” Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser said. “We cannot wait to start the work and on the road together! Welcome to the Napalm family, Exodus!”
Confirmed Exodus performances:
September 7-10, 2023 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Virginia International Raceway)
September 21, 2023 – Manila, Philippines @ SM SKYDOME
September 23 & 24, 2023 – Tokyo, Japan @ Zepp DiverCity