On Sunday, September 9, Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with EXODUS and GENERATION KILL frontman Rob Dukes at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked about EXODUS‘ plans to record a new studio album, Dukes said, “It’s gonna fast, I know that. It’s gonna be fast and short. Everybody fucking complained abut how long the last one was, we’re, like, ‘Fuck ’em! We’ll give them about a fucking 38-minute record.”
He continued, “I don’t know. I’m just talking shit. I don’t know what we’re gonna do. We’ve got no plan. We’re just going with what feels right. If we end up with another 74-minute record, so be it.”
Regarding who will end up producing the new EXODUS CD, Dukes said, “I don’t know yet. There are a couple of people on the table. I think [British producer and longtime EXODUS collaborator] Andy [Sneap] is taking some time off [from producing]; I don’t know if he’s gonna do it with us again.”
In a June 2012 interview with Peek From The Pit, EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson stated about the band’s plans for the follow-up to 2010’s “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, “We’re way overdue to do it. We’ve just been so busy. Actually, we’ve been getting great tour offers over and over, and we just keep wanting to take them, and that, coupled with the fact that Gary [Holt], our main guitar player and songwriter, is out playing with SLAYER, he’s filling in for [SLAYER guitarist] Jeff [Hanneman] on this whole [SLAYER tour]. Nobody really knows how long that’s gonna take, how long Jeff‘s gonna take [to recover from contracting necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, in January 2011]. I mean, it was pretty severe what happened to him, from what I understand. So we just haven’t had the time, to be perfectly honest. I know that Gary has songs, and Lee [Altus, guitar] has some stuff — they’ve been coming up with stuff — [but] we just really haven’t had the time to sit down and hammer it all out and then record it. That takes a few months together to make that happen, and we just haven’t had the time, basically. But there is gonna be another album, for sure. The way that our writing has been going and our albums have been going, it’s gonna be great — I know it. What I’ve heard Gary noodling with. Me, him and Tom [Hunting, drums] have kind of just fooled around with it here and there, and man, it’s gonna be good. Gary, he’s the main driver, and [the songwriting] keeps evolving. It’s one of the things I really like about the band — the music keeps getting good; it doesn’t just stay the same or we don’t rewrite the last one. We kind of throw the last one out and do something new each time. So I expect the same and more from the next album.”
“Exhibit B: The Human Condition” was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.
EXODUS‘ previous album, “The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”, opened with 3,600 units back in October 2007.
Multi-camera video footage of EXODUS‘s headlining performance at the third annual Slaughter By The Water festival, which took place on August 25 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, California, can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV).
Slaughter By The Water festival performance: