NOLA thrashers Exhorder are planning to release their first album in 27 years, Mourn The Southern Skies, on September 20th through Nuclear Blast. The upcoming LP follows 1992’s The Law via Roadrunner Records, and was produced by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Sepultura) and recorded by Duane Simoneaux.
Today, the band have unleashed Mourn The Southern Skies‘ first single, “My Time,” in video form — check out a stream below.
Here’s an official statement from guitarist Vinnie La Bella:
You can plot and scheme for years, even decades (as is in our case). You can work hard, keep grinding, bang the square peg in the round hole until it looks somewhat presentable. But sometimes you just need to let time tell you, it’s time. Exhorder has its own soul. And it pokes me in the ribs ever so often as if to remind me, ‘Hey asshole, we ain’t done yet!’ Kyle and myself had a dream as teenagers. And as cliche as it may seem, we never woke up from it. Exhorder has always crept in and out of our lives. So no magic bullet or formula here. It was only a simple matter of time before the right guys, the right songs, the right manager/label would finally come to the party. It’s been damn near 35 years since we first uttered the name, Exhorder. 27 years since our last record, and a whole lot of breaking up and making up in between. So why is this time different? Why start again at 50 years of age instead of retiring? Simple… because it’s finally, TIME!
As mentioned, Exhorder will join forces with Kataklysm, Krisiun and Hatchet for a North American crusade, which hits NY for the following shows: Brooklyn at Market Hotel on September 23 [TIX], and Poughkeepsie at The Chance on September 26 [TIX].
All upcoming dates are below.
Kataklysm ‘Meditations Over North America Tour’ w/ Exhorder, Krisiun & Hatchet:
Sep. 04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep. 05 Cave-in-Rock, IL – FULL TERROR ASSAULT
Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sep. 07 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep. 08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sep. 10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep. 11 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep. 12 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sep. 14 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Sep. 15 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Sep. 16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep. 17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Sep. 18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Sep. 20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
Sep. 21 Atlanta, GA – TBC
Sep. 22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep. 23. Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Sep. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sep. 25 Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep. 26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
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