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EXODUS Guitarist LEE ALTUS To Sit Out Summer 2022 European Tour; Temporary Replacement Announced

Resulting from “household considerations,” EXODUS guitarist Lee Altus shall be unable to hitch his bandmates on their European tour this summer season. Filling in for him shall be Brandon Ellis of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

Earlier at the moment, EXODUS launched the next assertion by way of social media: “EXODUS regretfully announce that Lee Altus won’t be becoming a member of us on our upcoming European tour. Household considerations dictate he stay near residence and being so far-off from residence shouldn’t be potential. EXODUS stand robust with Lee and can destroy in his behalf, and he’ll rejoin us for the upcoming excursions similar to the autumn leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Again’. We stand behind our brother in every thing and he shall be again! Becoming a member of us on this trek is none aside from Brandon Ellis of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER so let’s welcome him like one of many EXODUS household! Brandon is without doubt one of the sickest guitarists alive and he’s going to kill it for sure! See you quickly in Europe and the UK!”

Brandon added: “I’m past grateful for the chance to get on stage with the legendary dudes of EXODUS and crush some open air fests and golf equipment this July and August. I want Lee the perfect and can cowl his stage proper submit with honor and respect!”

EXODUS is constant to tour in help of its newest album, “Persona Non Grata”, which got here out final November by way of Nuclear Blast Information.

“Persona Non Grata” was recorded at a studio in Lake Almanor, California and was engineered by Steve Lagudi and EXODUS. It was produced by EXODUS and was blended by Andy Sneap. For the third time within the band’s historical past, they returned to Swedish artist Pär Olofsson to create the album paintings.

“Persona Non Grata” is the follow-up to 2014’s “Blood In Blood Out”, which was the San Francisco Bay Space thrashers’ first launch because the departure of the group’s lead singer of 9 years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, who beforehand fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.

Final July, EXODUS drummer Tom Looking underwent a profitable complete gastrectomy in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the abdomen. He rejoined his bandmates on stage in October on the Aftershock pageant in Sacramento, California.

EXODUS tapped John Tempesta to play drums for the band at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada in August and at Full Terror Assault in Cave In Rock, Illinois in September whereas Looking was recovering from surgical procedure. Tempesta was a member of EXODUS from 1989 till 1993 and performed on the band’s albums “Affect Is Imminent” (1990) and “Drive Of Behavior” (1992).

A GoFundMe marketing campaign to assist Looking with medical bills had beforehand raised greater than $114,000 — together with $5,000 from Tom‘s former EXODUS bandmate, present METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, and $1,500 from FOZZY singer and wrestling famous person Chris Jericho.

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