The song comes from the band's forthcoming new studio album, 'Exhibit B: The Human Condition' which is released on May 7th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist and founder Gary Holt made the following comments about the song;
"We decided to put up an early rough mix of 'Hammer And Life' to give everybody a little taste of the new record.
"The really fast songs you'll get soon enough! This song is inspired by the one and only [original vocalist] Paul Baloff, our ode to him.
"Paul was always the hammer in Exodus and he lived for metal more than anyone I've ever known. R.I.P."
The tracklisting for the album will be as follows:
1. The Ballad Of Leonard And Charles
2. Beyond The Pale
3. Hammer And Life
4. Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)
6. March Of The Sycophants
8. Burn, Hollywood, Burn
10. The Sun Is My Destroyer
11. A Perpetual State Of Indifference
12. Good Riddance
Sign up here for your free MetalTalk Newsletter...