Thrash Metal Band Exodus Banned From House of Blues Anaheim

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Gary Holt of Exodus
If you were at the March 22, stop of the 3rd annual Metal Alliance Tour, you might have noticed that one thrash metal band was not the bill at the House of Blues in Anaheim. As it turns out, we can blame the Disney Corporation for that. 

Northern California thrash metal band Exodus now finds itself among a list of several other heavy metal bands being banned by Disney, including DAATH, Snot, The Faceless and Gallows.

Gary Holt, original member/guitarist of the this band of Bay Area thrash titans took a few moments before the sold out show at the House of Blues Hollywood to explain what it's like to live through three decades of thrash metal, why the Disney ban is ridiculous, and what bands would make his Big Five list.

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"I think it's pretty funny, because Cradle of Filth was booked to play there and those other Disney owned venues, before their whole tour was canceled just recently," said Holt, over a cigarette outside the House of Blues outdoor backstage lounge. "I didn't hear Disney banning that band, and their most famous t-shirt has huge block letters on it that says 'Jesus is a Cunt, and that was OK!'"

"I think maybe they're more afraid of the audience more than anything, I don't know," Holt said. "Yeah we do have a lot of violent songs but also our songs, but a lot of our songs have a good message if you listen to the lyrics. I think they're afraid of the wall of death." 

Read the statement from Exodus on the next page.


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James Goude
James Goude

no business from me DISNEY, OR HOUSE OF BLUES, say no to EXODUS THEN I SAY NO TOO YOU , BORN IN FL. NEVER BEEN TOO DISNEY AND NEVER WILL. MET EXODUS THEY ARE GREAT THE WHOLE BAND SIGNED MY BONDED BY BLOOD C.D..

Steve Lanzi
Steve Lanzi

Gustavo: you know that the Eagles were basically formed when they provided backup for Linda Ronstadt at a Disneyland gig, right?

Jay440
Jay440

The response from the band was not metal enough.

Jay440
Jay440

Duplicate comment.

mobproduktion
mobproduktion

You know you´re metal when you are banned by Disney!

cgparsons
cgparsons

Exodus is so much better than any of the "big 4".

The_Ponce
The_Ponce

Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, and Testament would be an epic tour. 

CapnCrunk
CapnCrunk

Not only that, but you know you're metal if you're not Cradle of Filth. Is there a list of bands Disney is banning? For future reference I'd like to know so I don't spend my hard-earned mullah on anything Disney from here on...

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