Special guests on the forthcoming Blood In, Blood Out (October 13th) include: Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Chuck Billy (Testament), and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Mike Patton/Lovage, Deltron 3030)
Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator. “We ran into each other a couple times,” shares Exodus guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”
Testament frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK”, one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this’, or ‘Yeah that’s killer’. If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”
Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica) contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound”.
“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt. “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”
“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day”, Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.
Produced by Andy Sneap (Accept, Kreator, Megadeth), Blood In, Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (Psycroptic, Abysmal Dawn, Revocation).
Pre-order this exclusive CD/DVD or Vinyl bundle at Recordstore.co.uk to have your name printed on the poster alongside other fan’s names! Pre-order by 23.59PM on Tuesday 30th September to have your name included.
You can also pre-order an exclusive limited edition green double vinyl at the Nuclear Blast UK Store.
Tracklisting for Blood In, Blood Out reads as follows:
- Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
- Blood In, Blood Out
- Collateral Damage
- Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
- Body Harvest
- BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
- Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
- My Last Nerve
- Honor Killings
- Food For The Worms
BONUS DVD includes:
- “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (Angel Witch cover).
The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from The Varukers/Discharge.