Louisiana thrash veterans Exhorder have announced that their first album in 27 years, Mourn The Southern Skies, will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 20.
And they’ve given fans a taste of what’s to come by sharing the forthcoming record’s lead track, My Time.
The New Orleans legends have also revealed that they will be crossing the pond for their first ever UK/Eire tour in October.
They’ll be hitting The Underworld in London on October 7, Rebellion in Manchester on October 8, Slay in Glasgow on October 9 and the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on October 10.
Vocalist Kyle Thomas said: “The upcoming run in October that Exhorder will make in support of our first new album in 27 years is special. Although over the years my travels with Floodgate, Alabama Thunderpussy and Trouble have taken me across the United Kingdom, Exhorder has never been to the UK before the one show we did in 2018 at Bloodstock.
“This year we will do two stops in England, hitting Manchester as well as London. We will also travel north to Scotland, performing for the first time ever in Glasgow as well.
“For me personally though, the true bucket list item on this trip will be not only Exhorder’s first trip to Ireland, but mine as well. As the grandson of a full blooded son of Irish immigrants, this half-Thomas half-Harrigan is immensely looking forward to setting foot for the first time on soil rich in history that I know little to nothing about, regarding my ancestry.
“Our one show in Dublin will make it a brief stop, but rest assured it won’t be our last!”
Exhorder made their long-awaited return last year with a string of reunion shows and festival appearances. The band now boasts a line-up which as well as Thomas, includes founding guitarist Vinnie La Bella, ex-Superjoint Ritual and Phil Anselmo & The Illegals axe slinger Marzi Montazeri, Heathen bassist Jason VieBrooks and former Forbidden drummer Sasha Horn.
Commenting on the band’s reignition, La Bella said: “You can plot and scheme for years, even decades (as is in our case). You can work hard, keep grinding, bang the square peg in the round hole until it looks somewhat presentable. But sometimes you just need to let time tell you, it’s time.
“Exhorder has its own soul. And it pokes me in the ribs ever so often as if to remind me, ‘Hey asshole, we ain’t done yet!’ Kyle and myself had a dream as teenagers. And as cliché as it may seem, we never woke up from it. Exhorder has always crept in and out of our lives. So no magic bullet or formula here. It was only a simple matter of time before the right guys, the right songs, the right manager/label would finally come to the party.
“It’s been damn near 35 years since we first uttered the name, Exhorder. Twenty seven years since our last record, and a whole lot of breaking up and making up in between. So why is this time different? Why start again at 50 years of age instead of retiring? Simple… because it’s finally, TIME!”
Check out the video for My Time below…
Photo credit: Dante Torrieri.