Things are picking up in the Exodus camp.
The band announced the first details for its next album Friday. The band’s new album is titled Persona Non Grata. The band is hoping to release the album in November, though the record’s official date is under consideration as drummer Tom Hunting recovers from squamous cell carcinoma.
PERSONA NON GRATA will be available in the following formats:
- CD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!)
- T-Shirt + CD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!)
- Cassette – Tinted Red
- CD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!) Long Box (Decibel Magazine Exclusive)
- Double LP
- Red & Mustard Swirl W/ Black Splatter
- Electric Blue W/ Black & Bone
- Gold & Bone Swirl W. Black and Mint Green Splatter
- Green in Mustard W/ Red Splatter
- Mint Green & Brown W/ Cyan Splatter (EMP Exclusive)
- Purple & Yellow Swirl W/ Mint Green & Bone Splatter (UK Indie Exclusive)
- Bone & Beer Swirl W/ Red & Brown Splatter (Revolver Magazine Exclusive)
- Red & Mustard Swirl W/ Black Splatter (Rebellion Republic Exclusive)
- Blue Swirl W/ Bone * Black Splatter (U.S. Indie Exclusive)
- Mail Order Boxset – Limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide
- Orange, Red Swirl W/ Black Splatter
- 20 page booklet
- CD + Blu-ray Bonus Disc
Below is the 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
In anticipation of the album’s pending release, the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’ and its video Friday. The video is extremely violent, featuring a man detained and beaten by armed officers before also being tortured mentally and physically.
The extreme imagery is considered so intense that YouTube requires viewers to sign in to the streaming service in order to confirm their age and view the video. While the imagery used in the video is extreme, it works with the song’s lyrical theme. That theme works with the album’s overall themes of what a press states are those of “societal disgust and degradation.”
Persona Non Grata was produced by Steve Lagudi (Testament, God Forbid, Machine Head) and mixed by Andy Sneap (Fozzy, Skinlab, Arch Enemy). The album’s cover art was crafted by Par Olafsson.
In related news, Exodus is scheduled to join Testament and Death Angel on the road this fall for “The Bay Strikes Back Tour.” The 30-date tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 6 in San Luis Obispo, CA and to run through Nov. 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour also features scheduled performances in cities nationwide, such as Oklahoma City, OK; Baltimore, MD and New Orleans, LA.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
Confirmed 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
In other news, Exodus recently partnered with comic book company Incendium to launch a new comic book series titled, Tales of the Damned. The four-issue limited series is scheduled to ship Oct. 31 and is limited to 1,500 copies at a price of $16.66 per copy. It is available to order here.
“The Organist” action figure is available to pre-order for $29.95 as part of the comic book series’ launch, and will ship in the first quarter of 2022.
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