NOLA thrash metal legends Exhorder will release their first new album, Mourn The Southern Skies, in 27 years on September 20th with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a new album trailer in which they give fans an inside look into what’s behind their first single in nearly three decades, 'My Time'.
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The New Orleans natives made their long-awaited return last year with a string of reunion shows and festival appearances, and now are launching a full-on comeback with the impending release of 'Mourn The Southern Skies.'
The album was recorded by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording and working with producer Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Sepultura) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden for mixing and mastering. Exhorder is armed with more fury and vigor than bands half their age, concocting an intoxicating amalgam of old school thrashers and groovers blended with a modern, mature approach.
From the opening of the first track of 'Mourn The Southern Skies', listeners are reminded immediately just what Exhorder is exactly through the spitting rage 'My Time' forces upon their ears. It is evident that the anger remains prevalent, with perhaps a different point of view that younger men could not possibly have understood on earlier albums.
Exhorder's founding guitarist Vinnie La Bella says of their resurgence,
"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 cliche 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. 27 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!"