Slayer and Exodus Merge Into Slexoder; Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Themselves
Following yesterday’s announcement that drummer Paul Bostaph has re-joined Slayer and will now once again collaborate with his former Exodus bandmate, Gary Holt, Slayer and Exodus have announced that they have simply decided to merge. The band(s) will now be known as Slexoder.
Said guitarist/CEO Kerry King in a statement:
“We realized that with Gary and Paul in the band now, we had just as much claim to the Exodus name as we did the name Slayer. As a result, we have decided to simply join forces. Look out — you’ve never seen a metal band this big n’ bad before!!!”
Inside sources say that Holt laid off the remaining members of Exodus last night.
As if all of this wasn’t interesting enough, the band(s) have now announced a co-headling tour… with themselves. Each evening’s performance will consist of one hour of Exodus songs, followed by one hour of Slayer songs, both performed by the same line-up.
“They realized they could up their guarantee while actually lessening the number of musicians, techs, merch people, booking agents, and managers,” our source tells us. “They figured out a way to increase their profits while decreasing their overhead. So it was a win-win.”
Support on the tour will come from Chimairåth, the band that resulted from last year’s merger of Chimaira and Dååth.
Get dates here.