Exodus esiintyi entisten jäsentensä kanssa San Franciscossa: katso fanien kuvaamia videoita

Vokalistit Steve Souza & Rob Dukes

Yhdysvaltalainen thrash metal -pioneeri Exodus palasi lauantaina 8.7. kotikunnilleen San Franciscon Bay Areaan erityisen keikan merkeissä kutsuen lavalle entisiä jäseniään. Rivejä täydentämään saapuivat bändissä vuosina 2005-2014 vaikuttanut laulaja Rob Dukes, klassiseen kokoonpanoon kuulunut kitaristi Rick Hunolt sekä Slayeristakin tuttu rumpali Paul Bostaph, joka oli mukana vuoden 2005 ”Shovel Headed Kill Machine” -albumilla.

Keikalta on julkaistu liuta fanien kuvaamia livevideoita ja voit katsoa ne tästä:

Keikan settilista:

01. The Last Act Of Defiance
02. Exodus
03. Piranha
04. Blacklist
05. Pleasures Of The Flesh
06. Bonded By Blood
07. Cajun Hell (with Rick Hunolt on guitar)
08. War Is My Shepherd (with Rick Hunolt and Kragen Lum)
09. Metal Command (with Rick Hunolt)
10. Only Death Decides (with Rick Hunolt)
11. Body Harvest (with Kragen Lum)
12. The Ballad Of Leonard And Charles (with Rob Dukes)
13. Children Of A Worthless God (with Rob Dukes)
14. Iconoclasm (with Rob Dukes)
15. Deliver Us To Evil (with Rob Dukes)
16. Deathamphetamine (with Paul Bostaph and Rob Dukes)
17. Shovel Headed Kill Machine (with Paul Bostaph and Rob Dukes)
18. The Toxic Waltz (everyone)
19. Strike Of The Beast (everyone)

Exoduksen kitaristi ja pääjehu Gary Holt kommentoi keikkaa aiemmin:

”The first night is going to be [current singer] Steve Souza’s first headlining show with EXODUS back in the Bay. We’re going to put together a pretty varied setlist and try to pull out a couple of deep tracks. It’s going to be really killer. The second night, we’ve got a few special guests lined up. It’s going to be awesome. We have Rob Dukes coming up to sing some songs. I’m super stoked about that. Rick Hunolt is going to play a few songs and [HEATHEN guitarist] Kragen [Lum], who has been standing in for me [while I have been on tour with SLAYER], is going to play some songs. It’s going to be a night to remember.”

”Most of those songs are second nature to those who played on them. It’s just a matter of getting it together. Hell, I need to call him, but I think we’ve even got Paul Bostaph coming up to play drums on a song. It’s going to be a really cool night.”

Dukes kertoi hiljattain kuinka hän palasi yhteen entisten bändikaveriensa kanssa kolme vuotta erottamisensa jälkeen:

”I’m gonna say it was about eight or nine months ago, Gary and I spoke,” Rob revealed. ”We reached out and we talked. It was the first time we talked in years. And it was nice, it was awkward. I hung up the phone with the feeling of… kind of like… just regret that we hadn’t spoken sooner. Actually, a mutual friend had kind of put us in the realm of talking. [Our friend] had somehow convinced us that we should bury the bad blood and kind of just move on.”

”I had read this little story… I don’t remember where I read it, but Sammy Hagar had sent Eddie Van Halen a tweet saying, ’Happy birthday, dude. I hope all is well.’ And then they asked him why he did that. He said, ’I don’t wanna die with that stuff. I don’t wanna go through my life with this nagging anger and resentment.’ ’Cause when things end, nothing really ends good. Most things end badly; really rarely [do you say], ’Hey, this is so awesome. Let’s just part ways.’ That rarely ever happens. Usually things are amiss and things are not [as they should be]. And that’s kind of how it was. I mean, I was at fault, I think they were at fault. I think we all kind of agreed that we all kind of have a part to play in this, and that’s true. And I do too. And it took some [time] to see that. At first, it was anger and then resentment. Dude, I was losing five friendships, my job, my security that I had… my life I had grown accustomed to. So all that had played a part.”

Mies kertoi ensimmäisistä kontakteistaan yhtyeen jäseniin eronsa jälkeen:

”It was kind of what Sammy talked about — that [feeling of], ’Yeah, man, it’s nice to not hold on to that.'”

”So it just kind of all went away; it really did. And I had spoken with Lee [AltusEXODUS guitarist] a few times.”

”Since I spoke with Gary, we pretty much stayed in contact pretty regularly,” he continued. ”And here’s the thing: we’ve never talked music, we’ve never talked EXODUS, we’ve never talked… We didn’t really hash out the past. We just both said, ’Look, I’m sorry for my part in all this.’ And it was kind of nice. And Lee was the same way. So we talked for months. [Then] Tom [HuntingEXODUS drummer] had called me a couple of months ago for the first time. We spoke. He was getting married and wanted me to come, but I couldn’t make it. But, anyway, we just settled a lot of bad blood.”

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