Fresh from an extensive European run in Feburay, Bay Area thrash titans Exodus are returning to the U.K. for a series of dates as part of the ‘Battle Of The Bays’ European tour. The San Fransisco outfit will be sharing the stage with famed Florida death metal squad Obituary, with support from influential NYC groove crossover metallers Prong and Australian wrecking machine King Parrot.
The U.K. dates will see this rampageous assembly visit London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, with the run culminating in Southampton. The full list of dates are as follows:
25 Oct – London, Electric Ballroom
27 Oct – Glasgow, Garage
28 Oct – Manchester, Academy 2
29 Oct – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
30 Oct – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Commenting on the news, Exodus singer Steve 'Zetro' Souza says: "Myself and the rest of Exodus are absolutely excited about going out on tour with Obituary,Prong and King Parrot. What a heavy f****** show!!!! Both Obituary and Prong are solid, legendary bands that have solidified themselves in our genre, and King Parrot has us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour! Look out Europe you've been warned!"
Speaking to eonmusic in February, Souza said of Exodus' place in thrash metal history: "We’re not considered one of the ‘Big 4’, but I lived in the Bay Area when metal was being born, and everybody wanted to be like Exodus. That goes from Possessed, Legacy, Death Angel; it was not necessarily Metallica, it was Exodus, so to me that was the band that innovated and started it out".
Tickets for all dates are on sale from Friday 10th June.