Gary Holt Won't Quit Exodus for Slayer FullTime -
Exodus' lead axe-man GaryHolt has revealed that the only way he'd joinSlayer full-time is if he didn't have to quit hisday-job with the Californian thrash-metal outfit.
Holt, who replaced Tim Agnello in 1981, is the main songwriterand the most senior member of the group. In 2011 he was hired bySlayer to stand-in for JeffHannerman after he suffered a near-fatal spider but whisttouringAustraliain 2011.
However, whilst Holt isn't ruling out taking the position on apermanent basis, he states that it'll only ever happen if he canstay with Exodus.
He tells Metal Titans (via Classic Rock Magazine):
"Not if it meant the end of what I've been doing all mylife.
"I've been filling in for just over two years now and I'mbooked all year with them. But I'm keeping the work going withExodus - I've been doing a lot of riff-writing on tour.
"In the summer with Slayer I'm taking a little digitalrecording rig with me, so I can continue to working on stuff inhotel rooms."
In related news Exodus are currently preparingto head out with fellow thrashers Anthrax for the'Metal Alliance Tour' 2013. The band areat present currently performing a series of 'off shows' beforeheading out to perform dates in the US, Mexicoand Europe - Seebelow for dates.
'Off Shows' (No Anthrax):
Apr 01 @ In the Venue -Salt Lake City,UT(All Ages) w/ HolyGrail
Apr 08 @ The Rogue -Fayetteville,ARw/ Holy Grail
Apr 12 @ The Orpheum -Tampa,FL
Apr 15 @ TheRexTheater-Pittsburgh,PAw/ Holy Grail
Apr 22 @ Upstate Concert Hall -Clifton Park,NY(All Ages)
Apr 23 @ Montage Music Hall -Rochester,NY(All Ages)
Apr 25 @Green BayDistillery -Ashwaubenon,WI(21+)
Apr 26 @ House Of Rock -Fargo,ND(All Ages)
Apr 27 @ The Railyard -Billings,MT(All Ages)
May 26 @MarylandDeath Fest -BaltimoreMD
May 19 @ Heaven & Hell Fest -GuadalajaraMexico
Aug 09 @ Gateway Fest -GavleSweden
Aug 11 @ Bloodstock Open Air -Derbyshire,UK
Aug 12 @ The Button Factory -Dublin,Ireland
Aug 13 @ Underworld -London,UK