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Exhorder signs with Nuclear Blast, working on new record

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:05 AM PT


Exhorder 2018

Official press release:

New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas: "The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!"

Adds guitarist Vinnie LaBella: "What an incredible honor it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We've had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realize we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it's been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn't have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, New line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!"

Exhorder formed in 1985 by a group of friends who wanted to break out of the hardcore scene and had a passion for the heaviest music in the world. They are considered progenitors of the groove-oriented thrash sound later made famous by bands such as Pantera, Lamb of God, White Zombie, and Machine Head. Coming after years of demos, their debut LP Slaughter In The Vatican (1990) was regarded as a major influence on the NOLA metal scene and saw them rapidly rise on the world stage as one of the defining thrash acts of their generation. Their second (and to date last album) The Law was released in 1992 and adopted more of a groove metal sound. It saw the band reach their peak of popularity, unfortunately bad luck and external pressures lead to the demise of the group in 1994.

With the underground remaining steadfast in their dedication to the band, they have since reunited with the lineup from The Law on several occasions. With these reunions they have played Maryland Deathfest, Rock Hard, and countless others. The reunion was cut short in 2011 with the untimely passing of their classic-era bassist Frankie Sparcello. Now the band is back, reunited and hungrier than ever to take on the world. With a boatload of festival dates on the way along with select club shows the New Orleans boys are here to show the world once more what it takes to thrash it up.


24 comments


anonymous
11/20/2018 9:51:15 AM
Pantera fans are not stoked.

anonymous
11/20/2018 10:20:42 AM
Pantera = Exhorder with major-label support

Exhorder = Pantera without the good songs

anonymous
11/20/2018 10:58:57 AM
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Who did you steal that thought-process from? Stupid and wrong on both accounts.

anonymous
11/20/2018 2:15:22 PM
Who did you steal that thought-process from? Stupid and wrong on both accounts.

What part exactly is inaccurate? Pantera definitely based their sound on this band and were just a better band overall.

anonymous
11/20/2018 2:20:32 PM
Use them to achieve your goals and fight societies BLOWS

anonymous
11/20/2018 5:15:44 PM
MAHARZI MUHAMMED JAHARZI MAZAHARI MUHAMMEDARI JAFARZI MONTAZERI IS STOKED

anonymous
11/20/2018 8:04:36 PM
This will be cool. Glad they're finally doing something new.

Also, the Pantera/Exhorder argument was over before most of you were old enough to know who either was. Tryhards.

anonymous
11/21/2018 1:49:31 AM
Nothing after cowboys sounds like exhirder...

anonymous
11/21/2018 5:33:18 AM
IRANIAN IMMIGRANT FELONS ARE STOKED

anonymous
11/21/2018 7:00:29 AM
LOL @ calling people "tryhards" for not being born earlier.
There's this thing called the internet that has a bevy of information literally at your fingertips, grandpa. I'll teach you how to use AltaVista sometime so you can also learn about things from the past.
"You weren't old enough to have been around for the Civil War, so shut up discussing it, tryhard."
-That Curmudgeon Douche, probably.

11/21/2018 7:02:37 AM
Slaughter in the Vatican takes a huge shit on any Pantera album.

anonymous
11/21/2018 7:22:07 AM
It's true, kids these days really are the worst. They seem to get dumber by the minute, even with infinite "information" at their fingertips. You're the reason Post Malone and Bring Me the Horizon and DJ's are so popular. Dumbasses.

anonymous
11/21/2018 7:55:19 AM
Some Iranians moved in near me. Should I be concerned?

anonymous
11/21/2018 8:07:38 AM
Yeah, because DJs were never popular anywhere ever until the internet became a facet of everyday life.
Try again, shitheel.

anonymous
11/21/2018 9:42:19 AM
Nothing after cowboys sounds like exhirder...

Exhirder? Nice work, mongo.
I remember when CFH came out, for the record. I'm not a kid. The only reason the conversation is "over" is because it's obvious. Now go back to your shift flipping burgers.

anonymous
11/21/2018 10:36:52 AM
ROLLING over dude getting triggered over an age debate.

I'M NOT A KID. I KNOW THE INTERNET. FVCK YOU, GRANDPA!

I don't know whether to blame it on traditional Pantera fanaticism or society's more recent social failings, but this was good.

anonymous
11/21/2018 12:20:04 PM
MARZI "BUTTHOLE MUHAMMED" MONTAZERI IS NOT STOKED

anonymous
11/21/2018 3:40:30 PM
hard back. forthcoming pre order bundles going in. wall flags x mesh x nu hate. triggered Ls below.

'Beatdown' Jon

np: the acacia strain - skynet

anonymous
11/21/2018 8:16:01 PM
Old thrash f@ggots are getting embarrassing as they get older. They're super-fat too.

anonymous
11/22/2018 5:32:01 AM
Triggering Pantera fans is easy, and fun.

anonymous
11/22/2018 7:25:25 AM
For putting up such a tough guy front, Pantera fans sure do cry a lot.

F-R-A-G-I-L-E

anonymous
11/22/2018 11:22:24 AM
A true Pantera fan will bash your face in and piss in your jerk.

anonymous
11/22/2018 2:18:47 PM
^Don't cut yourself on that edge, junior.

anonymous
11/23/2018 1:28:48 PM
Nathan Gale>Pantera.