San Francisco Bay Space thrashers EXODUS have launched the official music video for the tune “The Fires Of Division”. The clip, directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, could be seen beneath. The observe is taken from EXODUS‘s newest album, “Persona Non Grata”, which got here out in November by way of Nuclear Blast Data.
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt states: “Time for our subsequent video. This one is for ‘The Fires Of Division’ and it truly has the band in it! This video was tremendous enjoyable to make, because it was the primary time the band had gathered collectively in a while!”
Final September, Holt informed Canada’s The Steel Voice in regards to the lyrical inspiration for “The Fires Of Division”: “It is simply in regards to the unhappy state of affairs on this planet at this time, the divisive nature of all the pieces. Perhaps it is simply me exhibiting my age — I am sufficiently old to recollect when individuals might have political variations and nonetheless get alongside. [Laughs] I assume I am simply previous, proper? My very own band is comprised of various totally different political ideologies, and we’re finest mates. The world has forgotten how to try this. We’re so divided. And the powers that be need us divided. And that is on each side — that is not only a hard-right or hard-left factor. They’re doing all the pieces they’ll to pit all people towards one another. I feel [the media and the politicians] all have a hand in it — the media, all of them; the politicians as nicely. As a result of the sport they’re all taking part in now’s they do not suppose they should earn voters to get elected; simply maintain those you have received and be as vile and dangerous as you need. And the proper will painting the left as a bunch of snowflake liberals, and the left will painting the proper as a bunch of inbred fucking dummies. However we’re all Individuals right here. And the earlier we do not forget that, the earlier we will begin to heal. However I wrote that tune whereas staring down the fucking Capitol riots and shit.
“I take a look at it like this: it is the identical factor with faith,” he continued. “Everyone just about is aware of I am an atheist and I am not a believer, but when I fucking wrote off all people who have been, I would not have a household. Most of my household believes in Jesus fucking Christ. And I am not gonna half methods with them as a result of we share a unique spiritual idealogy. And I will not over a political both. A few of my finest mates are fully totally different than me, and that is okay. It isn’t a foul factor. I do not take a look at them as fucking lesser individuals as a result of we do not agree on one thing. And loads of time, when you take the time to debate shit like fucking people, you will discover that you simply truly can discover center floor on loads of issues.”
“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.
In July, EXODUS drummer Tom Searching underwent a profitable whole gastrectomy in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the abdomen. He rejoined his bandmates on stage in October on the Aftershock competition 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 Searching was recovering from surgical procedure. Tempesta was a member of EXODUS from 1989 till 1993 and performed on the band’s albums “Impression Is Imminent” (1990) and “Pressure Of Behavior” (1992).
A GoFundMe marketing campaign to assist Searching 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 celebrity Chris Jericho.
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