Exhorder announce first album in 27 years, share “My Time,” touring
New Orleans thrash vets turned groove metal pioneers Exhorder reunited in 2017 with original vocalist Kyle Thomas and original guitarist Vinnie LaBella joined by bassist Jason Viebrooks (Heathen), guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-Superjoint, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals), and drummer Sasha Horn (Forbidden), and now they’ve announced their first album in 27 years! It’s called Mourn The Southern Skies and due September 20 via Nuclear Blast. Lead single “My Time” sees them going right back to the whiplash-inducing thrash of Slaughter in the Vatican, but with clearer, bigger, and more powerful production than they ever had during their initial run — courtesy of Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Sepultura) — and it’s a serious ripper. LaBella says:
You can plot and scheme for years, even decades (as is in our case). You can work hard, keep grinding, bang the square peg in the round hole until it looks somewhat presentable. But sometimes you just need to let time tell you, it’s time. Exhorder has its own soul. And it pokes me in the ribs ever so often as if to remind me, ‘Hey asshole, we ain’t done yet!’ Kyle and myself had a dream as teenagers. And as cliche as it may seem, we never woke up from it. Exhorder has always crept in and out of our lives. So no magic bullet or formula here. It was only a simple matter of time before the right guys, the right songs, the right manager/label would finally come to the party. It’s been damn near 35 years since we first uttered the name, Exhorder. 27 years since our last record, and a whole lot of breaking up and making up in between. So why is this time different? Why start again at 50 years of age instead of retiring? Simple… because it’s finally, TIME!
Listen to “My Time” and check out the tracklist below.
As mentioned, Exhorder are touring with Canadian death metal vets Katalysm, Brazilian death metal vets Krisiun, and Hatchet. The tour hits NYC’s Market Hotel on September 23 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
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5. Yesterday’s Bones
6. All She Wrote
8. The Arms of Man
9. Ripping Flesh
10. Mourn the Southern Skies
Kataklysm / Exhorder / Krisiun / Hatchet — 2019 Tour Dates
Sep 4 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep 5 – Cave-In-Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault
Sep 6 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sep 7 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep 8 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sep 10 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep 11 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep 12 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sep 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sep 14 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sep 15 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Sep 16 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep 17 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
Sep 18 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Sep 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
Sep 21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 22 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Sep 24 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sep 25 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep 26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium