DIEHUMANE, the brand new band that includes former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt, has completed recording its debut album. The 11-song effort, which is able to embrace an as-yet-undisclosed “10-minute cowl,” is presently being blended by longtime STATIC-X producer Ulrich Wild.
The “avant garde alt-metal” group, which relies in Galveston, Texas, additionally consists of Garret West on lead vocals, Sal Abruscato (TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY) on drums, Joshua Vargas on rhythm guitar, bass, piano, programming and Greg Hilligiest Jr. on keyboards, samples, further guitar.
Vargas introduced the recordings’ completion in an Instagram put up on Thursday (June 2). He wrote: “As of right this moment, the DIEHUMANE album has completed recording. Ten originals and a ten minute cowl. The album can also be over midway blended as a result of Ulrich Wild is an absolute beast and we solely have just a few extra to combine, then mastering.
“I am tremendous happy with this album. It is positively it is personal factor and solely seems like itself, which was all the time crucial purpose and what made it value doing within the first place. I am fairly positive it will not be what some persons are anticipating, and it is positively not gonna be some folks’s cup of tea, and that is completely fantastic. What nobody will ever be capable of say about it’s that we had been following others or attempting to suit right into a sure area of interest.
“And, as a man who has sat with these songs for over a yr, and since I do know y’all have an interest, I am going to say it now: Rick Hunolt‘s guitar work on that is going to knock folks flat. Each solo on here’s a basic. There’s the shit-ripping solos that he’s recognized for, however then there is a bluesy and jazzy aspect of his taking part in that I am tremendous excited to see folks uncover. As properly, Sal‘s drumming on this actually seems like any person woke up a sleeping big. There is a track on right here that we nicknamed ‘The Bruiser’ that might be simply as heavy, dynamic, and intense in the event you stripped all the different music off and simply left the drums.
“To nutshell it, in the event you’ve learn this and are nonetheless , you may like it and it will be definitely worth the wait. Our first video shoots in just a few weeks, so it isn’t a lot additional now.”
The information of Hunolt‘s mission was first damaged by BLIND ILLUSION‘s Mark Biedermann who took to his Fb in February to write down: “This is what’s actually happening. Rick Hunolt‘s new band DIE HUMANE goes to blow your thoughts. I want I may share what he gave me however simply know this it’s recent, new and totally different with superb vocals and high notch Guitar taking part in! That’s after one pay attention to at least one track. Now let me get again to you in a couple of minutes as I’ve simply acquired extra. Dang it is good to be within the loop! Thanks Rick!”
Hunolt — the opposite half of the famed EXODUS “H-Workforce” who’s on each studio recording from 1985 by means of 2004 and co-wrote among the band’s best-known songs similar to “A Lesson In Violence” and “Ship Us To Evil” — left EXODUS after the band’s extremely acclaimed 2004 reunion album, “Tempo Of The Damned”. Following his departure, Hunolt was changed by HEATHEN guitarist Lee Altus.
Rick mentioned his exit from EXODUS throughout a November 2021 look on “Put Up Your Dukes”, the brand new podcast hosted by ex-EXODUS singer Rob Dukes. He mentioned: “Throughout the recording of ‘Tempo’, Gary [Holt, EXODUS guitarist] had simply gotten clear a short time previous to that, and I used to be nonetheless utilizing. However I’ve gotta say, Gary Holt — my hat’s off to the person for… He by no means sweated me. Not as soon as did Gary say, ‘Dude, you are a chunk of shit. I am gonna fireplace you from the band if you do not get your shit collectively.’ He by no means mentioned nothing. He let it take its course, you understand what I imply?
“I used to be a large number,” Rick continued. “All of us had been, however everyone bought higher, and I did not. I fell down the rabbit gap even worse, I feel, as a result of I used to be simply so depressed. I could not cease. I do not know what was up… To the purpose the place I used to be gonna lose my place within the band I would been in for over 20 years — my finest associates, my life. Yeah, it was darkish as fuck.
“At some point, after spending my life, giving every thing that I had and the entire world to EXODUS, in the future I awakened and I wasn’t in EXODUS anymore,” Hunolt added. “And that morning was, like… Dude, I can not even describe the feelings that I [was feeling]. I awakened and I wasn’t in EXODUS anymore, dude. It rattling close to took me out, bro.”
Rick revealed that he went by means of a very tough interval after splitting with EXODUS. “I needed to reinvent myself at 40-plus years previous, [with] two little youngsters,” he mentioned. “I ended up transferring out of Oakland. I needed to get the fuck out of there, ‘trigger we had been residing on the studio; it was dangerous. After which we moved in with my spouse’s mother and I bought a job on the [discount chain] Greenback Tree and I ended up working there for, like, two or three years. I imply, I can go on and on and on. However lengthy story quick, I met a man who knew who I used to be and provided me a job on his ranch. And the remaining is historical past. He taught me learn how to stay my life and make cash.”
Hunolt makes a visitor look on EXODUS‘s newest studio album, “Persona Non Grata”, which was launched in November through Nuclear Blast Information.
The San Francisco Bay Space thrashers’ newest disc is the follow-up to 2014’s “Blood In Blood Out”, which was their first launch for the reason that departure of Dukes, the group’s lead singer of 9 years, and the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, who beforehand fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.
Again in April 2019, Hunolt rejoined Holt and different EXODUS members Tom Searching (drums) and Souza to carry out a number of of the group’s basic songs throughout a METAL ALLEGIANCE live performance in San Francisco, California. Extra not too long ago, Hunolt joined EXODUS on stage in August 2021 at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada and in March 2022 at third And Castro in West Oakland, California.
The unique lineup of EXODUS consisted of guitarists Kirk Hammett (now in METALLICA) and Tim Agnello, Searching and vocalist Keith Stewart. Holt joined the band in 1981, whereas Kirk left two years earlier than EXODUS‘s debut album, “Bonded By Blood”, noticed the sunshine of day.