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EXODUS – Announce Eleventh Studio Album PERSONA NON GRATA + Release Music Video For First Single,”The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)”

With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studioalbumPERSONA NON GRATA due to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the first single entitled, “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)”. Watch the video that was written and directed by BJ McDonnell and produced by James A Rota, here:

Gary Holt comments “After what seems like an eon, we now have the debut of our first single, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’. I’m so jacked up for this and the release of Persona Non Grata! Let’s get the bloodletting started!”

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PERSONA NON GRATA will be available in the following formats:CD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!)T-Shirt + CD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!)T-ShirtCassette – Tinted RedCD Jewel + Blu-ray Bonus Disc (Jam Camp!) Long Box (Decibel Magazine Exclusive)Double LPBlack Red & Mustard Swirl W/ Black SplatterElectric Blue W/ Black & BoneGold & Bone Swirl W. Black and Mint Green SplatterGreen in Mustard W/ Red SplatterMint Green & Brown W/ Cyan Splatter (EMP Exclusive)Purple & Yellow Swirl W/ Mint Green & Bone Splatter (UK Indie Exclusive)Bone & Beer Swirl W/ Red & Brown Splatter (Revolver Magazine Exclusive)Red & Mustard Swirl W/ Black Splatter (Rebellion Republic Exclusive)Blue Swirl W/ Bone * Black Splatter (U.S. Indie Exclusive)Mail Order Boxset – Limited to 2,000 pieces worldwideOrange, Red Swirl W/ Black Splatter20 page bookletSlipmatCD + Blu-ray Bonus DiscPatchFlagWATCH: The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)” music videoLiterally translating to “an unwelcome” or “unacceptable” person, PERSONA NON GRATA touches on themes of modern societal disgust and degradation.The band gathered at Tom Hunting‘s house in the mountains where they produced and recorded Persona Non Grata from three home-built studios . Steve Lagudi was at the helm of engineeringwhile the band enlisted Andy Sneap of Backstage Studios to mix the album. For the third time in the band’s history, they returned to Swedish artist Par Olofsson to create the album artwork.

Below is the PERSONA NON GRATA tracklist:Persona Non GrataR.E.M.FSlipping Into MadnessElitistPrescribing HorrorThe Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)The Years Of Death And DyingClickbaitCosa Del PantanoLunatic-Liar-LordThe Fires Of DivisionAntiseedThis fall EXODUS will join TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL on “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”. The 30 date trek will kick off on October 6th at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA and will make stops in Austin, New York, and Detroit before concluding at The Fox in Oakland on November 27th.

Confirmed dates for “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” with TESTAMENTEXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL are:
10/06/2021  Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/07/2021  Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA 
10/08/2021  House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/10/2021  House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA 
10/11/2021  Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ 
10/12/2021  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM 
10/14/2021  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK 
10/15/2021  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill  – Dallas, TX 
10/16/2021  Emo’s – Austin, TX 
10/17/2021  White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX 
10/19/2021  House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/20/2021  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 
10/21/2021  The Ritz – Raleigh, NC 
10/22/2021  TLA – Philadelphia, PA 
10/23/2021  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ 
10/24/2021  Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 
10/26/2021  The Paramount – Huntington, NY 
10/27/2021  House Of Blues – Boston, MA 
10/28/2021  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/29/2021  Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH 
10/30/2021  The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/01/2021  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA 
11/02/2021  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
11/04/2021  The Majestic – Detroit, MI 
11/05/2021  The Forge – Joliet, IL *SOLD OUT*
11/06/2021  The Forge – Joliet, IL *SOLD OUT*
11/07/2021  Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/09/2021  Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO 
11/10/2021  The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT 
11/27/2021  The Fox – Oakland, CA 

Gary Holt | Guitar
Tom Hunting | Drums
Steve “Zetro” Souza | Vocals
Jack Gibson | Bass
Lee Altus | Guitar

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