Exodus Discuss Making of New Album, 'Blood In, Blood Out,' Part 2: Guitarist Lee Altus — Exclusive Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the second of five exclusive videos featuring Bay Area thrash legends Exodus.

Each weekly clip will showcase material from Blood Upon the Goat, the bonus “making of” DVD included with the digipak and imported box set of Blood In, Blood Out, the band's highly anticipated new album.

The album, which will be released October 14 via Nuclear Blast, is the band's 10th studio release. It was produced by Andy Sneap (Accept, Megadeth) and features ultra-cool cover art (you can check it out below) by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (Revocation).

"I wrote two songs," said Exodus guitarist Lee Altus about the new album. "They are 'Honor Killings' and 'Body Harvest.'

"Whenever we play with any Bay Area band, we always put a little bit extra," Altus added. "If you wanna really see Exodus at their best, it's always with another Bay Area band like Death Angel. We have this friendly competition, too. They know, anytime you play with us, we're going after you! After that, we'll have drinks together...we'll laugh about it... but right now, we're going after you! Oh, now we're playing with Testament? I'm gonna DIE on that stage!"

Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA webshop in CD, digipak, 2LP yellow vinyl and imported limited-edition box set formats. Bundles include a T-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America and a poster (while supplies last).

Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!

Track listing for the deluxe digipak version of Blood In, Blood Out:

  • 01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
  • 02 – Blood In, Blood Out
  • 03 – Collateral Damage
  • 04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
  • 05 – Body Harvest
  • 06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
  • 07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
  • 08 – My Last Nerve
  • 09 – Numb
  • 10 – Honor Killings
  • 11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:

• “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
• Behind-the-scenes tour footage
• Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death.”

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.