Exodus (American thrash metal band)

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Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 34 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members. Guitarist Gary Holt joined the band shortly after its formation and has remained the only constant member of Exodus since and appears on all their releases. Drummer Tom Hunting is one of the original members, and departed from the band twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007.

To date, Exodus has released nine studio albums, two live albums and two compilations. The band had particular success in the mid-to-late 1980s, and their first three albums (Bonded by Blood, Pleasures of the Flesh and Fabulous Disaster) cemented Exodus' reputation as one of the most successful thrash metal bands. The critical praise given to Fabulous Disaster garnered attention from major labels, including Capitol Records, with whom Exodus would eventually sign in 1989. Exodus released two more albums (Impact Is Imminent and Force of Habit) before disbanding in 1993. After a temporary return in 1997-1998, Exodus reformed for a second time in 2001, and since then, they have released four more albums, the most recent being 2010's Exhibit B: The Human Condition. The band will release their tenth studio album, Blood In, Blood Out, in October 2014. Exodus have sold over 5 million albums worldwide as of 2013.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Bonded by Blood 5 8
1987 Pleasures of the Flesh 5
1988 Fabulous Disaster 5
1990 Impact Is Imminent 5
1992 Force of Habit 4
2004 Tempo of the Damned 4 6
2005 Shovel Headed Kill Machine 7
2007 The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A 6
2008 Let There Be Blood 5 2
2010 Exhibit B: The Human Condition 5 4
2014 Blood In, Blood Out 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 The Best of... Exodus: Lessons in Violence Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 Good Friendly Violent Fun Live 2
1997 Another Lesson in Violence Live 3
2010 Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live at Wacken and Other Assorted Atrocities Live 2


Year Title Rating Releases
2010 Hammer and Life 1


Year Title Rating Releases
2003 War Is My Shepherd 2


Year Title Rating Releases
1984 A Lesson in Violence 1

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