Legendary thrash metal band Exodus have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their forthcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital stores on October 13th via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including Exodus’ Let There Be Blood.
The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, guitarist Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”
Blood In, Blood Out is Exodus’ 10th studio album, and marks the band’s first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. The release will once again be produced by mastermind Andy Sneap. Rolling Stone have also reported that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album.
Watch this killer live video of Exodus performing the Blue Öyster Cult classic “Godzilla” with Kirk Hammett and Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) at Kirk’s Fear FestEvil After Party at SD Comic-Con last weekend: