Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the North American/second leg of “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” featuring thrash legends TESTAMENTEXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL. For this round, the 26-date tour will begin in Phoenix, AZ on September 9 and will make its way across North America including performances in Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver. The epic thrash tour will conclude on October 15th at the San Jose Civic.

TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy comments, “We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold-out shows for die-hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling!”

EXODUS’ Gary Holt states, “This tour has been so raging so crushing what do we do to follow it up? We do it again! EXODUS will be joining TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL for another round of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ in the US! Hitting some major markets and also Canada! More Brutality on tap for all come join the violence!” 
DEATH ANGEL’sMark Osegueda 
states,  “I can’t begin to tell all of you how excited Death Angel is that this AMAZING tour has been extended with the second leg of North American dates! Night after night all three bands see how amazing the crowd reactions have been and we as band members are also so appreciative that we’re back doing what we love doing most of all! Playing music and exchanging energy with the most passionate fans of all! Thrash Metal Fans! ‘The Bay Strike Back Tour’ is extending its endless reach! See you on the road!!” 

General admission tickets, as well as VIP packages for each band, are now available. The links to the respective bands are listed below:

Confirmed dates for the North American/Second Leg of “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” with TESTAMENTEXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL are:
9/9/2022 – Phoenix AZ – Van Buren
9/10/2022 – Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
9/12/2022 – Wichita KS -Cotillion
9/13/2022 – Kansas City MO – Truman
9/15/2022 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant
9/16/2022 – Nashville TN – Brooklyn Bowl 
9/18/2022 – St. Petersburg FL – Jannus Live
9/19/2022 – Ft. Lauderdale FL – Revolution
9/21/2022 – Asheville NC – Orange Peel
9/22/2022 – Silver Spring MD – Fillmore
9/23/2022 – Stroudsburg PA – Sherman Theater
9/26/2022 – Hartford CT – Webster Theater
9/27/2022 – Albany NY – Empire Live
9/28/2022 – Portland ME – State Theatre
9/30/2022 – Montreal QC – Mtelus
10/1/2022 – London ON – London Music Hall
10/3/2022 – Ft. Wayne IN – Piere’sTuesday
10/4/2022 – Milwaukee WI – The Rave
10/6/2022 – Winnipeg MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/8/2022 – Calgary AB – Palace Theatre
10/10/2022 – Vancouver BC – Commodore
10/12/2022 – Ventura CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13/2022 – Los Angeles CA – The Wiltern
10/14/2022 – Reno NV – CargoSaturday
10/15/2022 – San Jose CA – San Jose Civic

Still filled with massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and presents an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including the alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients they are known for.

Titans Of Creationtheir thirteenth album, was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording, and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release. Order your copy of Titans Of Creation in the format of your choice here:

“The Bay Strikes Back Tour” welcomed the return of drummer Dave Lombardo.

Chuck Billy
 | Lead Vocals
Eric Peterson | Rhythm/Lead guitar & Vocals
Alex Skolnick | Lead Guitar
Steve Di Giorgio | Bass guitar
Dave Lombardo | Drums

For thousands of years the word EXODUS has been used to describe a massive human migration; embarking upon an epic journey and change filled with such power that the earth itself shakes upon its commencement. All such grand exploits begin with a soft awareness of what truly lies beyond, yet 4 decades ago EXODUS had no way of knowing the extent to which their band would rise, conquer, trip up, and rise again. 

The formation of the beast we now call  EXODUS began in Richmond California 1979, and although many started their journey as fans a few years down the line, there is no debating that the early ’80s was a time for major growth in the world of Thrash Metal, especially in the Bay Area of California. Currently, the EXODUS lineup is comprised of: Tom Hunting on Drums, Gary Holt on Guitar, Lee Altus on Guitar, Jack Gibson on Bass, and Steve “Zetro” Souza as lead vocalist. Regardless of how we metalheads may see it, heavy metal will forever be one of the more niche genres in the music industry. Longevity is the key here; to have reigned for over 40 years and created 10 unique, game-changing, full-length albums amidst the even smaller bailiwick of thrash metal. EXODUS not only remain unwavering in their delivery but in their strength and progression as a successful and unique sonic endeavor that makes your every bone rattle and your blood churn in the best of ways

When we think of the phrase Bonded By Blood, we think of two things: a brotherhood that is meant to outlast the trials of war, pain, and time… and the almighty EXODUS. With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studio album: PERSONA NON GRATA was released in November 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. Literally translating to “an unwelcome” or “unacceptable” person, PERSONA NON GRATA touches on themes of modern societal disgust and degradation. “The people that disgust you – cut ‘em out like cancer,” explains guitarist Gary Holt. “Who is that person? It could be anybody. That’s up to the listener. Who is ‘Persona Non Grata’to them?”

Pre-order your Persona Non Grata picture disc or yellow cassette here:

 are celebrating the continued success of their latest album “Humanicide,” which was one of 2019’s most critically praised metal records and nominated for a “Best Metal Performance” GRAMMY AWARD. 

Purchase & Stream Humanicide here:

Rob Cavestany | lead guitar/vocals
Mark Osegueda | lead vocals
Ted Aguilar | rhythm guitar
Will Carroll | drums
Damien Sisson | bass


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