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Exodus announce 11th studio album ‘Persona Non Grata’

Exodus announce 11th studio album ‘Persona Non Grata’
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Music video for the 1st single ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’ out!

With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studio album, ‘Persona Non Grata’ due to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band releases the music video for the first single entitled, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’. Watch the video that was written and directed by BJ McDonnell and produced by James A Rota:

Gary Holt comments “After what seems like an eon, we now have the debut of our first single, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’. I’m so jacked up for this and the release of ‘Persona Non Grata’! Let’s get the bloodletting started!”

Literally translating to an “unwelcome” or “unacceptable” person, ‘Persona Non Grata’ touches on themes of modern societal disgust and degradation. The band gathered at Tom Hunting‘s house in the mountains where they produced and recorded ‘Persona Non Grata’ from three home-built studios. Steve Lagudi was at the helm of engineering while the band enlisted Andy Sneap of Backstage Studios to mix the album. For the third time in the band’s history, they returned to Swedish artist Par Olofsson to create the album artwork.


‘Persona Non Grata’ tracklist:

Persona Non Grata
Slipping Into Madness
Prescribing Horror
The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)
The Years Of Death And Dying
Cosa Del Pantano
The Fires Of Division

Confirmed US dates for “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” with Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel are:

10/06/2021 Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/07/2021 Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
10/08/2021 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/10/2021 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
10/11/2021 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
10/12/2021 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/14/2021 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/15/2021 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
10/16/2021 Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/17/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/19/2021 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/20/2021 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/21/2021 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
10/22/2021 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
10/23/2021 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/24/2021 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/26/2021 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
10/27/2021 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
10/28/2021 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/29/2021 Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2021 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/01/2021 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2021 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
11/04/2021 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/05/2021 The Forge – Joliet, IL *SOLD OUT*
11/06/2021 The Forge – Joliet, IL *SOLD OUT*
11/07/2021 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/09/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/10/2021 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/27/2021 The Fox – Oakland, CA

Gary Holt | Guitar
Tom Hunting | Drums
Steve “Zetro” Souza | Vocals
Jack Gibson | Bass
Lee Altus | Guitar

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