Blog Author: Alex Stojanovic
Since we’ll still be waiting a bit for the new Metallica album, Kirk Hammett has announced that he will be making a guest appearance on the new album from his former band Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out. The idea of this guest appearance originally spawned from a radio interview that Kirk and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt did together on San Francisco’s rock station 107.7 The Bone with DJ Nikki Blakk back in January, and Kirk has confirmed it in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. The name of the track that Kirk will perform a guest solo on is “Salt In The Wound”.
He added: “I play a pretty cool solo, and then Gary comes in and plays another solo, and you know what? I listened to that and thought, 'Wow, it's 1982 all over again and here we are, Gary and I are trying to cut each other's heads off with our guitar solos. Nothing has changed much in the last 30 years. I love it. I love those guys. I've only known them for most of my life, so I'm really happy that I finally got to record with them."
I as a fan am really excited to know that Kirk is making an appearance on the new Exodus album. I think it’s been something that’s been talked about for years, and now it’s good to see it come to fruition. You hear about all these bands that have tensions with former bandmates, and the fans don’t want to hear about that, but it’s great to see that Kirk has always been on good terms with Exodus ever since he left the band and joined Metallica in 1983.
Blood In, Blood Out is due for release this October on Nuclear Blast Records, and is also the first Exodus album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza on lead vocals since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned. Stay tuned for more details to be released regarding the album including album art, track listing and release date.