(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
One of the South’s most legendary thrash metal bands, Exhorder, have announced they have reformed and joined the AISA Management roster. The 2017 version of Exhorder is lead by founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals), who are now joined by Jason Viebrooks (Heathen) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-Superjoint Ritual, ex-Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on guitar and Sasha Horn (Forbidden) on drums.
In a monumental live setting, Exhorder will be playing two nights at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, where they will play their legendary first album Slaughter In The Vatican on Friday, February 9th, and their sophomore album The Law on Saturday, February 10th.
Tickets are available for sale but very limited! To celebrate their comeback, they will also play a homecoming show in New Orleans at Southport Hall on February 12th.
Lead guitarist and primary songwriter Vinnie LaBella says: “Over our 30 year history we have obviously had more than our fair share of struggles. Struggles that have broken us apart on several occasions. Whether those struggles were internal, external or both, no matter the situation, we always find are way back to one another. How? Why? It took me 30 years to realize it’s because the relationships run too deep, the songs are timeless, and the fans are ageless. It’s meant so much to us and so many others. And it’s for these reasons Exhorder CAN’T be broken, even by the hands that created it. Like it or not, love it or hate it, Exhorder is forever and it’s my duty, my honor and privilege to do it again!“
Vocalist Kyle Thomas added: “It would probably be best to never say never for the rest of my life, because I thought that this could not happen again. However, here we are one more time! I am extremely pumped to take the stage yet again with Exhorder to bring to life some of the most classic songs in thrash metal and hardcore history. We will put everything into it as always, doing our best to see to it that no one will ever walk away from an Exhorder show dissatisfied. We’re back!“
2018 will be extremely exciting for the band, as Exhorder will play their three first shows in the U.S. in February and are planning on taking summer festivals by storm.