Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out-2014.

Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California.[1] Their current lineup consists of guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson, drummer Tom Hunting, and lead vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. There are no original members left in Exodus other than Hunting, who has departed from the band twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007. Exodus is also notable for being guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s band before he left in 1983 to join Metallica as Dave Mustaine‘s replacement. Holt, who replaced original guitarist Tim Agnello in 1981, has been most consistent member throughout various lineup changes and break-ups, and is the only member to be present on each Exodus release. Much of the band’s career has also been affected by bitter feuds between both band members and record companies, two extended hiatuses, deaths of former band members and internal problems often relating to drugs.[2]

Since its formation, Exodus has released ten studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, and a re-recording of their first album. Along with Metallica, they are often credited as pioneers of the Bay Area thrash metal scene,[3][4] and have been referred to as one of the region’s so-called “big six” alongside TestamentDeath AngelLååz RockitForbidden and Vio-lence.[5][6] Exodus have sold over five million albums worldwide,[7] and they are also considered to be one of the “big eight” of thrash metal, along with Metallica, MegadethSlayerAnthrax, Testament, Overkill and Death Angel.[8][9][10][11][12] The band had particular success in the mid-to-late 1980s with their first three studio albums: Bonded by Blood (1985), Pleasures of the Flesh (1987) and Fabulous Disaster (1989). The critical praise given to Fabulous Disaster garnered attention from major labels, including Capitol Records, with whom Exodus signed in 1989 and released two albums for the label: Impact Is Imminent (1990) and Force of Habit (1992). After a break up in 1994 and a short-lived reunion in 1997–1998, Exodus reunited once more in 2001, and since then, they have released five more studio albums, starting with and including Tempo of the Damned (2004), which reignited Exodus’ popularity and is considered to be a key part in the early 2000s thrash metal revival movement.[13][14][15] The band’s upcoming eleventh studio album, Persona Non Grata, is due for release in late 2021.[16]


1982 DemoDemo1982
Die by His HandDemo1983 
Rehearsal ’83Demo1983
A Lesson in ViolenceDemo1984 
Combat Tour Live: The Ultimate RevengeSplit video1985
Bonded by BloodFull-length1985
Pleasures of the FleshDemo1986 
Pleasures of the FleshFull-length1987
MTV Headbangers BallSplit1989 
Fabulous DisasterFull-length1989
Objection OverruledSingle1990
The Lunatic ParadeSingle1990 
Impact Is ImminentFull-length1990
A Lesson in ViolenceCompilation1991 
Good Friendly Violent FunLive album1991
Thorn in My SideSingle1992 
Lessons in ViolenceCompilation1992 
Force of HabitFull-length1992
Another Lesson in Violence / Bound Gagged and BlindfoldedSplit1997 
Another Lesson in ViolenceLive album1997
Victims of Death – The Best of Decade of ChaosSplit1999 
War Is My ShepherdSingle2003
The Art of Dying / Tempo of the DamnedSplit2004 
Tempo of the DamnedFull-length2004
Shovel Headed Killing Machine / VirusSplit2005 
Live at the DNA 2004 (Official Bootleg)Live album2005 
Live at the DNA (Tempo of the Damned CD Release Party)Video2005 
Shovel Headed Kill MachineFull-length2005
Soilwork / ExodusSplit2007 
The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit AFull-length2007
Double Live Dynamo!Video2007
Riot ActSingle2008 
Best of Nuclear Blast: 20th AnniversarySplit2008 
Let There Be BloodFull-length2008
Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live at Wacken and Other Assorted AtrocitiesVideo2010
Hammer and LifeSingle2010
Exhibit B: The Human ConditionFull-length2010
Bob Wayne / ExodusSplit2011 
Label Showcase – Nuclear BlastSplit2012 
Salt the WoundSingle2014 
Blood In, Blood OutFull-length2014
Elder GodsSplit2015 
Tempo of the Damned / Shovel Headed Kill MachineCompilation2016 
Original Album CollectionBoxed set2016 
Mr. Pickles ThrashtacularSplit2018
Gathered at the Altar of BlastSplit2018 
No LoveSingle2019 
Salt the WoundSingle2021 
Tom Hunting
Drums (1979-1989, 1997-1998, 2001-2005, 2007-present), Vocals (1979-1980)
See also: ex-I4NI, ex-IR8, ex-Repulsa, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Wardance, ex-Pleasure and Pain, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Piranha, ex-Quarteto de Pinga
Gary Holt
Guitars (1982-1993, 1997-1998, 2001-present)
See also: ex-Wardance, Beloved Ghouls, ex-Slayer (live), ex-Sexoturica, ex-Spastik Children
Steve “Zetro” Souza
Vocals (1986-1993, 2002-2004, 2014-present)
See also: Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Tenet, AC/DZ, ex-Hatriot, ex-Testament (live), ex-Legacy, ex-F-Bomb, ex-Metal Warrior
Jack Gibson
Bass (1997-1998, 2001-present)
See also: ex-Circle of Vengeance, ex-Wardance, ex-Dawn of Morgana, ex-Testament (live), ex-3rdrail
Lee Altus
Guitars (2005-present)
See also: Heathen, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Die Krupps, ex-Mordred

Past Members:

Carlton MelsonBass (1979-1980)
See also: Prophets of Conviction, ex-Blizzard, ex-Colonel Flagg, ex-Führer, ex-Repulsa, Outrage (USA)
Kirk HammettGuitars (1979-1983)
See also: Metallica, ex-Spastik Children
Tim AgnelloGuitars (1979-1981)
See also: ex-Outrage
Jeff AndrewsBass (1980-1983)
See also: ex-Possessed
Keith StewartVocals (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Darkness, ex-Pyramid
Paul BaloffVocals (1981-1986, 1993, 1997-1998, 2001-2002)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-Piranha, ex-Heathen, ex-Hirax, ex-Killparty, ex-Spastik Children
Rob McKillopBass (1983-1991)
Rick HunoltGuitars (1983-1993, 1997-1998, 2001-2005)
Evan McKaskeyGuitars (1983)
(R.I.P. 1989) See also: ex-Blind Illusion
Mike MaungGuitars (1983)
John TempestaDrums (1990-1993)
See also: Motor Sister, ex-White Zombie, The Cult, ex-Helmet, ex-Prong, ex-Testament, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Scum of the Earth, ex-Temple of the Black Moon, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Mike ButlerBass (1992-1993)
See also: ex-MindZone, American Heartbreak, ex-Jetboy, ex-Stevie Stiletto
Paul BostaphDrums (2005-2007)
See also: Slayer, ex-Forbidden Evil, Hail!, ex-From Hell, ex-Testament, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-BlackGates, ex-Systematic, ex-Truth About Seafood
Rob DukesVocals (2005-2014)
See also: Generation Kill, Bloodmoon Ritual, Dukes, Fragile Mortals, Planet Piss, ex-Cheatin’ Soccer Mom

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