Exodus Discuss Making of New Album, 'Blood In, Blood Out,' Part 1: Guitarist Gary Holt — Exclusive Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the first 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).

"[It's] aggressive and in-your-face and the fastest album we've ever done," says Exodus guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt. "I was able to concentrate on leads and I played some of the best stuff I ever have. I'm ripping off Michael Schenker left and right; I should probably be paying him money. I owe him some royalties or something."

He added, "It sounds a little more like classic Exodus but in no way is it a retro album. I wrote most of the stuff but I gave a lot of control away — for the first time."

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” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

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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, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.