MOTÖRHEAD: European Tour Postponed Due To LEMMY's Health

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MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has released the following statement:

“I have to sadly let you know that MOTÖRHEAD has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.

“We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don’t worry — I’m not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.

“It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn’t quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would’ve disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a MOTÖRHEAD tour, they expect a MOTÖRHEAD show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.

“Your patience and understanding is appreciated…and know that I’m getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.

“Thank you all.”

Lemmy recently spoke to U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine about his health issues that have caused the band to cancel a number of European festival appearances this past summer — including shows in France, Germany and Russia. The dates were called off when doctors discovered an unspecified haematoma, a pool of leaked blood gathered in Lemmy‘s muscles. The legendary rocker is also suffering from Type 2 diabetes, diagnosed more than a decade ago, and has had a defibrillator fitted earlier this year to iron out the uneven bumps in his heart.

“I don’t mind you asking about my health,” Lemmy told the magazine. “I’ve been poorly. There’s no point lying about it or trying to deny it. I’ve never done that. It’s all part of life’s rich tapestry, isn’t it? I understand you’ve got to ask. And I’m feeling better.”

According to Lemmy, people are telling him to slow down — that living life at breakneck speed is beginning to take its toll.

“It was the same when people were telling me to stop smoking,” Lemmy said. “‘You’ve got to stop smoking, Lem,’ they kept saying.” “Fuck you. I don’t like people telling me what to do, even if they might be right.”

Lemmy did, however, stop smoking cigarettes a year ago. “I was having breakfast one morning, coughing and hacking my way through a cigarette and I stopped and thought: ‘What am I doing here?'” he explained.

Although it’s been reported that Lemmy used to drink a bottle of Jack Daniel’s a day, he claims that those days are behind him.

“I stopped drinking Jack Daniel’s and Coke because the sugar in the Coke wasn’t good for my diabetes,” he said. “I don’t drink much [anymore].”

Lemmy takes two pills every day for his diabetes, which has affected the circulation in his legs. As a result, his legs stiffen and ache if he walks too far and his back hurts if he stands for too long. “But I can still stand at that mic every night and play my songs,” he said. “I wouldn’t know about the defibrillator if it wasn’t for that fucking lump in my chest,” he said. “I’m getting better. By the time this article is out, and the tour comes around, I’ll be all right. I’ll be ready.”

When told that some people have suggested that MOTÖRHEAD‘s upcoming album, “Aftershock”, might be the band’s last, Lemmy replied: “Really? Who said that? I’ve never said that. Phil [CampbellMOTÖRHEAD guitarist] has never said it. Mikkey [DeeMOTÖRHEAD drummer] has never said it. We plan to go on. Maybe, if we can’t tour any more, we’ll just make albums. We’ll be like THE BEATLES after 1966.”

Lemmy, who turns 68 years old in December, told Classic Rock he didn’t expect to still be here at 30,

“I don’t do regrets,” he said. “Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already
done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.

“There are a couple of things I might have done differently, but nothing major; nothing that would have made that much of a difference.

“I’m pretty happy with the way things have turned out. I like to think I’ve brought a lot
of joy to a lor of people all over the world. I’m true to myself and I’m straight with people.”

Asked if his illness this year has made him more aware of his own mortality, Lemmy said: “Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.”

SEPULTURA: North American Tour Canceled Due To Visa Issues

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Due to a delay in the visa process, Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have had to cancel their previously announced North American tour with UNEARTHKATAKLYSMDARK SERMON and ANCIIENTS. Attempts to make new arrangements for this time frame were not fruitful and the camp has determined to reschedule the tour for May 2014. All tickets will be refunded.

SEPULTURA‘s new album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, was released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson‘s (KORNLIMP BIZKITSLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

New TOOL Album Update

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, there’s been some movement on the TOOL front regarding the band’s long-awaited fifth studio album. The person inside the TOOL circle who usually posts news at the band’s official web site has published a somewhat lengthy new update, in which he writes, “A couple of weeks ago I visited the TOOL loft to try and get some kind of idea as to how things were progressing with the writing sessions now that the band was back hard at it. Well, I am happy to report that there has indeed been a lot of progress as far as new material goes, especially with the lengthy so-called ‘epic’ piece that the guys have been arranging for quite some time now.”

The post continues that before the band put on their instruments, everyone in the room listened to the demos they had recorded at the previous session. The insider writes, “Judging from the smiles on their faces, it seemed that, for the most part, (the band members) liked very much what they were hearing and that after some finishing touches, the ‘epic’ tune would be ready for Maynard (James Keenan, vocals) to do his thing.”

The writer adds that the “epic” song contains “complex time signatures, interesting harmonic structure and expanding effects processing — similar to what fans of TOOL have come to expect — only now, perhaps not surprisingly, the band has taken it to the next level.”

In conclusion, however, the post says, “Please note that I am NOT suggesting in any way that the band is ready to go into the studio any time soon. I honestly have no idea as far as any recording timetables go.”

The writer also indicates that he has no idea of how many other songs are near completion musically, or where Keenan stands with his vocals and lyrics.

Keenan told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that fans shouldn’t believe everything they read online about the record. “We normally don’t say anything about anything until it’s actually happening, because there’s a lot of people online that apparently can’t read very well,” he said. “I put an April Fool’s notice up there for the album release, and it was 2011, I said, ‘New TOOL album, such-and-such a date, 2009, and everybody ran around like, ‘Oh, really, the new TOOL –?’ God, you guys are dumb. I swear to God. You’ve got to read. Please, read.”

Back in September, Keenan teased new TOOL music for 2014 via a post at his Instagram account. TOOL has not released an album since 2006’s “10,000 Days”.

Drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire in July that Keenan had not yet started working with the rest of the group at that point, saying, “It’s still the three of us right now and four of us it will be soon.”

The Who Planning Final Farewell Tour in 2015

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The Who’s final farewell tour will be taking place two years from now. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey told London’s Evening Standard in a recent interview that the band’s final tour will be in 2015 to mark their 50th anniversary.

Yes, it has been over three decades since The Who’s first farewell tour in 1982, but it sounds like this will be the final farewell.

“For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world,” Townshend said. “It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”

The Who are releasing a special edition box set of their 1969 rock-opera Tommy on Nov. 12.

GENE SIMMONS COMMENTS ON POSSIBLE KISS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

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Now that Kiss are on the ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, fans have started daydreaming about what it might be like to see the band enshrined alongside some of their fellow rock legends. But if your dream includes seeing the original lineup play at the induction ceremony, Gene Simmons has some bad news for you.

Asked during a recent interview if he’d be interested in welcoming original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss back into the fold for the night, Simmons reportedly responded in typically blunt fashion. “No! How many chances in life do you get? Both of those guys had three chances to be in the band. Three times they [expletive] it up,” he scoffed.

While conceding that Frehley and Criss “were every bit as important as we were at the formation of the band,” he insisted that he and his longtime foil Paul Stanley are better off without them in the lineup — and what’s more, he thinks his former bandmates are better off too. “When you have a cancer in your system, it’s best to cut it out as fast as you can,” he explained. “It used to be part of your body, it turned into cancer. You gotta cut it out. I believe that both Ace and Peter are happier now. They belong home and doing autograph shows in clubs. They’re happier.”

As any Guns N’ Roses or Creedence Clearwater Revival fan will tell you, Kiss aren’t the first band to let bad blood between members overshadow their Hall of Fame triumph. But that doesn’t make these conflicts seem any less petty or unfortunate when they’re held up against the kind of amazing success that affords an artist this type of honor. Here’s hoping cooler heads prevail.

* Update: On Oct. 24, Simmons stated via Twitter that he was “clearly misquoted,” and that the only thing he said was that the original lineup “will not tour together.” Here is his post in full:

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It's Official: METALLICA To Rock Antarctica

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Coca-Cola Zero presents “Música Zero”, an artistic event that will enable METALLICA to perform their world-class music in Antarctica for the first time. Besides the concert by the mythic band formed by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, this initiative offers their fans the chance to participate in a unique expedition to see the wonders of a place reserved for peace, international cooperation and science.

In order to be part of the trip, fans will have to participate in a contest that is being launched in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico, starting on October 28 and until November 22. Candidates will face the challenge of demonstrating what they would be willing to do to live this unprecedented experience and share it through Coca-Cola Zero’s Twitter account (@CocaColaZeroAr) including the hashtag #CocaColaZeroAntartida.

The winners will leave on December 3 in a cruise from the port of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego, headed for Antarctica. During the 10-day journey, they will be able to enjoy the landscapes of this beautiful continent, participate in lectures to be provided by specialists, see audiovisual material on the work of the scientists and receive environmental information.

METALLICA’s concert will take place in a site set up close to the heliport of the Carlini Argentine Base and will have a feature that will make it absolutely exceptional: it will be broadcasted to the audience through headphones. In addition, METALLICA fans of participating countries will be able to enjoy the live streaming from Antarctica through the webpage Coca-Cola.tv; Coca-Cola.fm.

Commented METALLICA: “After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one. That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that METALLICA has never played on until now!! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we’ll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

“Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We’ll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification . . . a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.”

In addition, Coca-Cola Zero will donate equipment for the new laboratory at the Carlini base which concentrates the largest number of Argentinean scientific investigations and international cooperation. Coca-Cola Zero will likewise contribute to disseminate the marvels of this continent through a documentary and the entire “Música Zero” experience will be broadcasted previously and during the event.

The first and so far only rock concert ever performed in Antarctica took place on July 7, 2007 at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station, one in a series of Live Earth concerts that were held on the same day in all seven continents.

The science team’s indie-rock house band NUNATAK performed as the lone act in front of only 17 people, although it was broadcast all over the world.

Emo rockers FALL OUT BOY were scheduled to perform in Antarctica several years ago, but the show was canceled due to bad weather.

The members of METALLICA have been out promoting the release of “Metallica Through The Never”, the band’s $18 million 3D IMAX movie that arrived in theaters nearly four weeks ago.

Antarctica is under the special stewardship of the Antarctic Treaty and various international forums which, among other aspects, contemplate the possibility of fostering cultural activities to create awareness on the importance of this continent, safeguard Antarctic biodiversity and as an example of international cooperation.

“Música Zero” has complied with the Environmental Impact Assessment developed by the Environmental Management Program and Tourism of the Argentine National Antarctic Directorate (Dirección Nacional del Antártico, DNA) according to the guidelines of the Antarctic Protection Protocol (Madrid Protocol).

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Original KISS Members ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Perform Together For First Time In 13 Years

Original KISS members Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) reunited on stage for the first time in 13 years last night (Wednesday, October 23) during the all-star jam at the 30th-anniversary party for VH1 Classic “That Metal Show” co-host Eddie Trunk’s radio show at the Hard Rock Café in New York City. Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) served as the musical director for the event, which featured additional performances by members of GUNS N’ ROSES, ANTHRAX, ACCEPT, TNT, TWISTED SISTER and OVERKILL, among others.

The setlist for Eddie Trunk’s 30th-anniversary-party all-star jam was as follows:

01. Captain Nemo (MSG)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar

02. Diamonds And Rust (JUDAS PRIEST)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Tony Harnell (TNT) – Vocals

03. Burn (DEEP PURPLE)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Tony Harnell (TNT) – Vocals

04. Restless And Wild (ACCEPT)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT) – Vocals

05. On Fire (VAN HALEN)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT) – Vocals
* Steve Brown (TRIXTER) – Guitar

06. Light Up The Sky (VAN HALEN)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT) – Vocals
* Steve Brown (TRIXTER) – Guitar

07. Under The Blade (TWISTED SISTER)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) – Guitar
* Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (OVERKILL) – Vocals

08. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll (TWISTED SISTER)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) – Guitar
* Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (OVERKILL) – Vocals

09. Too Hot To Handle (UFO)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Lita Ford – Vocals

10. Rock Bottom (UFO)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Michael Sweet (STRYPER) – Vocals

11. Got To Choose (KISS)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) – Guitar
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) – Bass, Vocals

12. Parasite (KISS)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) – Guitar
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) – Bass
* Ace Frehley (KISS) – Guitar, Vocals

13. Hooligan (KISS)

* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) – Bass
* Peter Criss (KISS) – Vocals, Drums

14. Love Her All I Can (KISS)

* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) – Guitar
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) – Bass, Vocals
* Ace Frehley (KISS) – Guitar
* Peter Criss (KISS) – Drums

15. Rock And Roll All Night (KISS)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) – Guitar
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) – Bass, Vocals
* Ace Frehley (KISS) – Guitar
* Peter Criss (KISS) – Drums

Encore:

16. Doctor Doctor (UFO)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Lita Ford – Guitar
* Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE) – Vocals
* Michael Sweet (STRYPER) – Vocals
* Tony Harnell (TNT) – Vocals
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) – Second Drums

17. Lights Out (UFO)

* Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) – Drums
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) – Bass
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) – Guitar
* Lita Ford – Guitar
* Michael Sweet (STRYPER) – Vocals
* Tony Harnell (TNT) – Vocals

 

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* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) – Second Drums

'Through The Never' Cost More Than Combined Budgets Of All METALLICA Records To Date

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According to Box Office MojoMETALLICA‘s new 3D IMAX concert movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, has taken in just $3.4 million at the box office as of October 20. The film reportedly cost more than $20 million to make, with the band putting up most of the money for the project.

A recent video documenting the making of “Through The Never” showed Peter Mensch, one of METALLICA‘s managers at Q Prime, discussing with the band ways to save $2 million in order to get the film’s budget down to $30 million, according to Bloomberg.com.

“It depends on what you count,” METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said. “Are you counting the promotion, the marketing, the live record, the stage that we’ll continue to use in future tours? This is way north of eight figures. It’s a lot for us.”

Marc Reiter, who works for Q Prime, told METALLICA‘s fan club magazine So What! that the movie was the biggest single expense in the band’s history, more than the combined budgets of all their records to date. Q Prime also invested an undisclosed amount in the film.

Ulrich told The Quietus that he is not ready to write the film off as a flop. He explained, “That remains to be seen! Ask me when I come back and talk about the new record two years from now . . . I’m sure that if we don’t make all the money back, then, I don’t know, (we will in) T-shirt sales seven years down the line.”

Justin Bieber‘s “Never Say Never” is the highest-grossing concert movie ever with $73 million in the U.S., according to Box Office Mojo.

As previously reported, three different versions of “Metallica Through The Never” will be contained on the Blu-ray/DVD release of the film. In addition to the theatrical version, the disc will feature a separate cut of just the narrative portion of the film, which stars Dane DeHaan as a METALLICA roadie named Trip sent on a mission for the band in an increasingly dangerous urban landscape. The third cut will be just the footage of the band in concert, with three or four songs added that were not seen in the theatrical edition.

Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that director Nimród Antal was ready and willing to come up with a fictional story that would distinguish the movie from other concert films. “We interviewed quite a few directors, a lot of A-listers, and a lot of the directors thought we were crazy because it just was — it was a different approach to making a film,” he said. “But Nimród literally, he was excited about the challenge and he went and prepared and wrote the thread basically, this storyline, and created the character Trip and this journey that could co-exist with the performance.”

The standalone narrative footage from the movie will feature an all-new soundtrack composed by METALLICA and producer Greg Fidelman.

The package will also contain “‘Tallica Parking Lot”, an animated film created by Robert Trujillo and Titmouse Animation Studio.

A release date for the Blu-ray/DVD has yet to be announced.

EDGUY: Six 'Amazing' Songs Written For Next Album

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German melodic metallers EDGUY are working on material for the follow-up to 2011’s “Age Of The Joker” for a tentative 2014 release. The band’s mainman, Tobias Sammet, states: “We got about six songs now and they’re quite amazing! Traditional stuff!”

“Age Of The Joker” sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted at No. 21 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

EDGUY‘s previous CD, “Tinnitus Sanctus”, opened with 600 units back in February 2009 to land at No. 88 on the Top New Artist Albums chart.

“Age Of The Joker” was released in Europe on August 29, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park studio (SCORPIONSPHIL COLLINS) in Hannover, which was previously described by the group as “a recording temple with a tremendously great-sounding room.” The album features 11 songs with a total running time of over one hour. The limited-edition digipack contains a bonus disc with six additional songs.

GARY HOLT Will 'Probably' Record Solos On Next SLAYER Studio Album

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Kevin J. Wells of Washington Times recently conducted an interview with EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Washington Times: Is there a new EXODUS record in the works?

Gary Holt: Right now, I’m starting to compile riffs and get to that stage and I’m gonna continue writing while out the upcoming SLAYER tour as well. I pretty much have a break from the world of SLAYER ’til next April. So, I’m using this time off to make sure that I get that next EXODUS record done.

Washington Times: Is SLAYER is also starting work a new record?

Gary Holt: The recording for that should start sometime maybe by the end of this year. So, hopefully, then kill two birds with one stone and manage to keep both bands touring at the same time. Who knows?

Washington Times: Will you do any of the recording with SLAYER?

Gary Holt: It looks like I’ll probably be doing solos on the record, but the songs are all written. Kerry [King] will handle all that stuff. My plate’s kind of full anyway, so I’ll probably be bouncing back and forth from L.A. to San Francisco.

Washington TimesTom Araya said that there are a few Jeff Hanneman songs that he was working on. Have you had a chance to hear them and has SLAYER done any work on them?

Gary Holt: No. I know they have some stuff, you know, I think the bulk of whatever’s left over was stuff that remained from “World Painted Blood”, but I haven’t heard it yet, so I can’t comment on it. I’m sure it’d be super cool to have some of his last final works end up on the SLAYER album. That would be awesome.