Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) Has Quit Drinking


Gary Holt, renowned guitarist for Exodus and Slayer, has announced that he is giving up drinking.

Writing on social media earlier today (Tuesday, June 15), Holt, age 57, said:

“Day one for me, here I go. This last year has been one in which I’ve come to realize the drinking needs to go. Been a long party for me but it doesn’t feel like a party anymore. I’m not perfect and the booze has crept up on me. Here’s to feeling clear and lucid from here on out????????”

Blabbermouth reports that Holt’s wife, Lisa, gave up drinking in 2012, as revealed by her own social media post late last year:

“I had drank since i was 13 years old..it almost killed me and I’m glad to say I made the decision to not drink again..so far my life has been the best its ever been..next week I will have 8 years without a drink..and I will move into my forever home.thanks to my husband..who made me want to be a better person..I definitely wouldn’t have him or anything kick ass in my life today if I hadn’t made this choice 8 years ago.life rules”

In April, Exodus announced that they would delaying the release of their new album, Persona Non Grata, from June until November in order to allow drummer Tom Hunting’s to undergo treatment for squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer.

Holt recently appeared on “Never Relent,” a new track from Generation Kill. That band is fronted by former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes. 

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