Exodus Drop Face-Shattering First Single from Upcoming Album

Stefan Bollman

Back in August of last year, thrash lip-splitters Exodus revealed they were working on a new record. Now, the band have announced the details for that album, and have dropped the first single — and fuck, is it awesome!

The track is titled “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves),” and will delight fans with just how fast it is out of the gate. The band are doing exactly what has made them legends by writing a catchy-as-fuck thrash track that doesn’t ever let up on the acidic riffs and barely-contained drumming. Meanwhile, vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza sounds especially gnarly this time around, his snarling vocal approach officially becoming a gravel-lined shriek. It’s an incredibly promising first song from what is sure to become one of fans’ albums of the year.

Listen to “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)” below:

Exodus’ new album Persona Non Grata comes out November 19th via Nuclear Blast, and is available for preorder. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art below:

1. Persona Non Grata
2. R.E.M.F.
3. Slipping Into Madness
4. Elitist
5. Prescribing Horror
6. The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)
7. The Years of Death and Dying
8. Clickbait
9. Cosa Del Pantano
10. Lunatic-Liar-Lord
11. The Fires of Division
12. Antiseed

Exodus will be hitting the road later this year with Testament and Death Angel, so make sure to catch them live at one of the following dates:

10/6 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/7 – Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA ^^
10/8 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA *
10/10 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA *
10/11 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
10/12 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
10/14 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK *
10/15 – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
10/16 – Emo’s – Austin, TX *
10/17 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/18 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/20 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
10/21 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
10/22 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA *
10/23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/24 – Balitmore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/26 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY *
10/27 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA *
10/28 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/29 – Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH
10/30 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/1 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
11/2 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
11/4 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/5 – The Forge – Joliet, IL *
11/7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/9 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO *
11/10 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/11 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
11/27 – The Fox – Oakland, CA

^^ Festival
^ No EXODUS
* Rescheduled TESTAMENT dates – Tickets honored

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Words by Chris Krovatin