Exodus Debut New Song “The Years of Death and Dying”


Exodus have premiered “The Years of Death and Dying,” the third single from their forthcoming album Persona Non Grata.

Says drummer Tom Hunting of the song:

“’The Years Of Death and Dying’ started out as a poem, from the perspective of Death, being a thinking entity, always watching and looking for weakness and opportunity to come calling for people. A Grim Reaper story. We were losing legends: Bowie, Cash, Petty, Prince, Frey…the list goes on and on. Then we started losing family members and friends in our own orbit.

“Anyway, the title came first, then the poem, which became a song. I shared the lyrics with Gary [Holt, Exodus guitarist], who helped inspire me with phrasing to finish it, and the guys loved it. The song is really long, and more legends kept passing right up into the moments Zet was singing it, so I had to keep writing until I had enough to complete the song. We hope you enjoy our tribute to the fallen!”

You can check out the song via the below lyric video. Persona Non Grata is out November 19. Listen to the previous singles, “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)” and “Clickbait.”

Exodus recently performed at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA. The show was Hunting’s first since he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer, earlier this year. The drummer recently underwent a full gastrectomy — the complete surgical removal of his entire stomach — as part of his treatment.

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel recently postponed their U.S. tour to next year as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The newly rescheduled dates are as follows:

4/9/2022 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater [tickets]
4/10/2022 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues [tickets]
4/12/2022 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues [tickets]
4/13/2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues[tickets
4/15/2022 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre [tickets]  
4/16/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater [tickets]  
4/19/2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom [tickets]  
4/20/2022 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall [tickets
4/21/2022 – Austin, TX – Emo’s [tickets]
4/22/2022 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live [tickets]  
4/23/2022 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues [tickets]  
4/26/2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [tickets]  
4/27/2022 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz [tickets
4/30/2022 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom [tickets]  
5/1/2022 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage [tickets]
5/2/2022 – Boston, MA – House of Blues [tickets]  
5/3/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts [tickets]  
5/5/2022 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount [tickets]  
5/6/2022 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom [tickets]  
5/7/2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater [tickets]  
5/9/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE [tickets]  
5/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora [tickets]  
5/11/2022 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall [tickets]  
5/12/2022 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre [tickets]  
5/14/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge [tickets]  
5/15/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge [tickets]  
5/17/2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre [tickets
5/19/2022 – Denver, CO – Summit [tickets]  
5/20/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot [tickets

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