EXHORDER Done With First New Album Since 1992
Groove metal pioneers Exhorder have officially wrapped up recording, mixing, and mastering their first new record since 1992. The record was produced by Duane Simoneaux (Crowbar, Down), mixed by mixed by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Sepultura), and mastered by Tony Lindgren (Amorphis, Enslaved, Swallow The Sun) and Bogren.
The record is due out later this year. Here's what founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella says.
"27 years? Man, that's a big number! A lot has transpired over the course of such an extended amount of time, and this record touches on it all. There is material on this record that is literally 27 years old along with material that was written just six months ago, and everything in between.
"There are truly no words to express the emotions which are connected with this moment. And that's pretty convenient because I prefer to do my talking in the ring/stage anyway. But the people who really made this what it is cannot go without mention: my incredible bandmates; Simon and crew at AISA Management; all at Nuclear Blast Records; and Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording. Jens Bogren was an unquestionable genius! So honored to have him on this.
"This is, without a doubt, for the first time in our career, the album we intended to give you. Production, sound, art, it's all there, with no compromise! I'm eternally grateful for all who helped make it happen. And to all that have waited for it, prayed for it, begged for it, or even dreaded this moment, much love and I'll see you in the 'ring!'"
Exhorder is original guitarist LaBella and original vocalist Kyle Thomas alongside bassist Jason Viebrooks (War Curse, Year of the Tyrant), drummer Sasha Horn (ex-Novembers Doom), and guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, ex-Superjoint Ritual).