The new Exodus album finally has a release date, sort of! The band has announced via Decibel they'll be releasing their new record Persona Non Grata sometime Summer 2021. The new record will feature a killer guitar solo from ex-guitarist Rick Hunolt, and probably about 10,000 riffs courtesy of guitarist Gary Holt.
“So the title of the new record is out!" said Holt via Instagram."The next Exodus record is titled Persona Non Grata and will be our summer 2021! And I LOVE the studios name here in Decibel, ‘The garage next to Tom Hunting’a house’! Haha! Engineered by Steve Lagudi, produced by us, being mixed by Any Sneap as we speak . Early indications are this monster sounds fucking sick! Doing some spot vocal stuff tomorrow with Zetro and then tracking is DONE. Gonna be a long wait until the release of this beast.”
Exodus originally planned to hit the studio this summer, but things got a little derailed with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As for the long gap between records, Vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza said in 2018 that Exodus wouldn't work on a new album without the full attention of Holt. Holt spent the past few years filling in live for Jeff Hanneman in Slayer. His commitment to Slayer wrapped up in 2019 after their final show.