2019 marks the heavily anticipated return of NOLA thrash metal legends EXHORDER who will release their first album in 27 years, Mourn The Southern Skies, on September 20th with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, vocalist Kyle Thomas and guitarist Vinnie La Bella talk about the evolution and development of the band’s signature thrash n’ groove sound over the decades.
WATCH EXHORDER’S FIRST TRAILER FOR MOURN THE SOUTHERN SKIES: https://youtu.be/I9L0l5j81BQ
In case it was missed, watch the music video for EXHORDER’s brand new song “My Time”: https://youtu.be/yUdzQ3pxaiM
Speaking about the new song, Vinnie La Bella says, ““My Time” was the first song I submitted to the band. It instantly brought out the best in all of us and was the initial spark which served as fuel for the rest of the record. I wrote the music for this song in 2010, and I always felt this one could be the opener. In my mind, it is the bridge that connects our past to our future.”
The New Orleans natives made their long-awaited return last year with a string of reunion shows and festival appearances, and now are launching a full-on comeback with the impending release of Mourn The Southern Skies. Recorded by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording and Production and working with producer Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden for mixing and mastering, EXHORDER is armed with more fury and vigor than bands half their age, concocting an intoxicating amalgam of old school thrashers and groovers blended with a modern, mature approach.