Exodus - Tempo of the Damned 2LP - 2020 Reissue (Black Vinyl)
Thrash legends Exodusare set to release a 2020 re-issue of their 2005 record Tempo Of The Damned. Twelve years after the last studio record, "Force Of Habit", the five pioneers in metal present "Tempo Of The Damned", a worthy comeback with crushing riff attacks, merciless drumming and distinctive vocal outbreaks.
Strong and fresh, behold a real thrash hurricane, which continues just as if the band has never left the stage, respectively the studio. Tom Hunting, Kirk Hammet and Gary Holt founded Exodusin 1982, shortly after selecting an appropriate singer for the band, Paul Baloff, who completed the line-up perfectly and bringing the dream to fruition. Within the following year Exodusgained huge attention in the international underground scene, evolving from an insiders' tip of the tape trading community to a highly popular act.
Innovative song writing and explosive live shows made the difference; Exodusbrought Bay Area Thrash to the world and inspired many bands, among them Metallica, Testament, Death Angel and Violence (respectively Machine Head). In 1983 Kirk Hammet left the band to join Metallica and was replaced by Rick Hunolt, and soon after Rob McKillop complemented the mix. The debut "Bonded By Blood" was released two years later and became a timeless thrash classic still appreciated today.
A vast tour with Slayer and Venom came next, thus the name Exodusspread more and more. Shortly before the second album "Pleasures Of The Flesh" showed up in 1987, Baloff left the band due to personal and musical differences and got replaced by Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-Legacy). The line-up and chemistry was working for the creativity and the subsequent success of the band.