Exodus / Bay Area Thrash Metal Legends sign with Napalm Records

Exodus, the American Thrash Metal Legends, have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. One of the kings of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene, vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza rejoined the band, and alongside longstanding members Gary Holt on guitar, Tom Hunting on drums, Lee Altus on guitar and Jack Gibson on bass, the band have continued to thrive.

“Exodus are extremely excited to announce that we are joining the family at Napalm Records,” Gary Holt told MetalTalk. “It’s time for a new chapter for the band, and we are stoked to be joining the label and are starting to put our foot on the gas and get ourselves prepared for the next record.

“They convinced us with their passion and love for the band and where we will be going in the future. We couldn’t say no. It’s time to push even further and not only continue to run right over people with our brand of thrash. It’s time to increase the body count! Here’s to new beginnings with Napalm Records.”

Exodus, Bloodstock 2022
Exodus, Bloodstock 2022. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

The band’s eleventh studio album, Persona Non Grata, was released in 2021 and charted #9 on the Billboard 200 with Hard Rock Genre chart and #20 on the Current Album Sales chart.

“We are proud to announce this signing of one of the most influential metal bands in the world,” Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records, said. “One that has proven to always deliver the highest quality throughout the decades of their career. We cannot wait to start the work and be on the road together. Welcome to the Napalm family, Exodus.”

Exodus - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT - 3 February 2023
Exodus – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – 3 February 2023. Photo: Shannon Wilk/MetalTalk
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