Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Performs Guitar Solo on Upcoming Exodus Album


Story by Anne Erickson

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will appear on the forthcoming album from Exodus

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is no longer a member of Exodus, but he has no hard feelings with the band. In fact, when the San Francisco Bay Area guys set out to record their upcoming album, they decided to write a wrong in the history books of metal: the fact Hammett had never appeared on a proper Exodus recording.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Hammett dropped the news that he has contributed a guitar solo to a track called “Salt in the Wound,” which will appear on the new Exodus release. The album will also mark the return of Steve Souza, Exodus’ singer in the late-‘80s and early-‘90s.

“It felt really casual, really cool — just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett stated while at Comic-Con International in San Diego. “Other than the Exodus demo that’s been heard by a lot of people, it’s the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me.”

Hammett also performed last night with Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo and Exodus at his “Fear FestEvil After Party” at the Comic-Con for a set. He is expected to autograph zombie figurines of himself from his signature Kirk Von Hammett toy line.



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