Thrash legends EXHORDER recently revealed that they have wrapped up the recording sessions for their third studio album – their first in 27 years – which is due to be released later this year through Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the record, the NOLA based band have announced a string of select European gigs for July, including appearances at Germany’s In Flammen Open Air as well as Bang Your Head!!! festival. The full routing can be found below:

EXHORDER‘s enduring legacy began in the mid-80’s when they defined the sound of Louisiana thrash and groove metal. Their initial formation was short lived, lasting nearly a decade with two critically acclaimed, classic albums, but their impact on the metal genre can be felt through a generation of bands that followed. EXHORDER dissolved in the mid-90’s but briefling reunited in 2011. Now, the band has returned to reclaim their throne of NOLA metal with their awaited new album and an all-star line-up that includes Kyle Thomas (founding vocalist; TROUBLE, HEAVY AS TEXAS), Vinnie La Bella (founding guitarist), Marzi Montazeri (guitarist; ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PHIL ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, HEAVY AS TEXAS), Jason VieBrooks (bassist since 2011; HEATHEN, GRIP INC.) and Sasha Horn (drummer; FORBIDDEN).

(Source: Nuclear Blast – News)