Exodus were legends in the Bay Area Thrash movement and while many genres have come to exist since those early days, these guys still manage to deliver a crushing set of the purest stuff that the genre ever gave birth to. Tonight’s show at B.B. King Blues Club would find them joined by Arsis, Warbringer and Goatwhore and it was definitely a rousing one. We made sure to be on point for all the performers and if you want to see more just scroll past the logo below.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Goatwhore, Arsis, Warbringer
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Historically speaking, Exodus is one of the founding fathers that’s often respectfully referred to when one opens the chronicles and looks back at the dawning of the Thrash Metal movement. The band was originally formed by guitarist Gary Holt, drummer Tom Hunting and guitarist Kirk Hammett in 1980, and while Hammett would go on to join Metallica, both Holt and Hunting and what seemed to be a rotation of players would continue on for the forces of Metal world wide . For those who are old enough to have experienced it firsthand the band holds a very special place in their hearts to this very day no matter how much of lifes daily trials and tribulations are put upon us. The Metal scene was quite profound during this genres formative years and its power has not ebbed at all it would seem. The younger fans only remember the bands formation from reading about it or watching videos on YouTube.com but have made sure to keep up by following their later years through purchasing albums and hitting the shows. Tonight at B.B. King Blues Club in New York we would find an incredible mix of a wide variety of musical talent and there wasn’t anyone in the room who would argue with you. The show found Exodus bringing along Goatwhore as direct support and also the super technical talents of Arsis and youthful exuberance of Warbringer. The Metal youth of Warbringer would come up first and here is how the night went down.
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