After 27 years of waiting, fans can rejoice as New Orleans’ face-melting thrash legends EXHORDER will be releasing their forever-awaited third studio album later this year. The band has officially wrapped up the recording of their first record since the long celebrated ’92 classic ‘THE LAW’.
Commenting on the long journey towards recording their third album, the band’s founding guitarist VINNIE LA BELLA stated, “27 years? Man, that’s a big number! A lot has transpired over the course of such an extended amount of time, and this record touches on it all. There is material on this record that is literally 27 years old along with material that was written just 6 months ago, and everything in between.
EXHORDER’s enduring legacy began in the mid-80’s when they defined the sound of LOUISIANA thrash and groove metal. Their initial formation was short lived, lasting nearly a decade with two critically acclaimed, classic albums, but their impact on the metal genre can be felt through a generation of bands that followed. EXHORDER dissolved in the mid-90’s but briefly reunited in 2011. Now, the band has returned to reclaim their throne of NOLA metal with their awaited new album and an all-star line-up that includes KYLE THOMAS (founding vocalist; TROUBLE, HEAVY AS TEXAS), VINNIE LA BELLA (founding guitarist), MARZI MONTAZERI (guitarist; ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PHIL ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, HEAVY AS TEXAS), JASON VIEBROOKS (bassist since 2011; HEATHEN, GRIP INC.) and SASHA HORN (drummer; FORBIDDEN).
EXHORDER will celebrate their return with festival dates in Europe and a North American tour with KATAKLYSM in September. Dates are coming soon!!