Gary Holt Won't Quit Exodus for Slayer Full Time -
Exodus' lead axe-man Gary Holt has revealed that the only way he'd join Slayer full-time is if he didn't have to quit his day-job with the Californian thrash-metal outfit.
Holt, who replaced Tim Agnello in 1981, is the main songwriter and the most senior member of the group. In 2011 he was hired by Slayer to stand-in for Jeff Hannerman after he suffered a near-fatal spider but whist touringAustraliain 2011.
However, whilst Holt isn't ruling out taking the position on a permanent basis, he states that it'll only ever happen if he can stay with Exodus.
He tells Metal Titans (via
Classic Rock Magazine):
"Not if it meant the end of what I've been doing all my life.
"I've been filling in for just over two years now and I'm booked all year with them. But I'm keeping the work going with Exodus - I've been doing a lot of riff-writing on tour.
"In the summer with Slayer I'm taking a little digital recording rig with me, so I can continue to working on stuff in hotel rooms."
In related news Exodus are currently preparing to head out with fellow thrashers Anthrax for the 'Metal Alliance Tour' 2013. The band are at present currently performing a series of 'off shows' before heading out to perform dates in the US, Mexicoand Europe - See below for dates.
'Off Shows' (No Anthrax):
Apr 01 @ In the Venue -Salt Lake City,UT(All Ages) w/ Holy
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