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Guitarist Gary Holt Discusses Upcoming Tour, Adapting to Slayer + Exodus Album Plans

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke with Jackie about the mind-blowing dates he's about to do, performing with Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies. And he also gave an update on the progress of the next Exodus record. If you missed the chat, here’s Jackie’s full interview with Gary Holt.

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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

Kerry King
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The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Kirk Hammett vs. Gary Holt – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Kirk Hammett vs. Gary Holt
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Thrash of the titans! Kirk Hammett needs no introduction, but he obviously deserves one. After Dave Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica, Kirk Hammett, who was trained by legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, was recruited by the thrashers in 1983. The axe-sli

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Exodus Squash Rumors of Guitarist Gary Holt Joining Slayer Full-Time

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Legendary shredder Gary Holt has been the center of much discussion lately, as the thrash guitarist has continued to split his time between his main band Exodus and his guest spot in Slayer. Exodus were recently forced to cancel their spot at this year's Maryland Death Fest, and of course, the rumors of Holt's departure began to fly. To combat said rumors, the band has posted an official statement about the festival cancellation, revealing that Holt needed to take care of his "seriously ill" father.

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Kerry King Okay With Gary Holt Playing With Slayer Forever If Jeff Hanneman Never Returns

Kerry King of Slayer
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The inner workings of legendary thrash masters Slayer have been tumultuous within the past two years. Along with drummer Dave Lombardo being dismissed from Slayer's 2013 Australian tour dates, guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been recovering from a severe case of necrotising fasciitis due to a spider bite, with Exodus shredder Gary Holt having filled in for Hanneman during his absence

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Exodus’ Gary Holt + Bass Legend Billy Sheehan Talk ‘Metal Masters 4′

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The Metal Masters clinics offer a truly unique blend of influential careers, songs and accomplishments from within metal music. As Metal Masters 4 blazed it's way into New York City on Sept. 7, we had the chance to chat with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, veteran bassist Billy Sheehan and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who is also filling in for the recovering Jeff Hanneman during Slayer's live gigs.

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