Thrash Metal Band Exodus Banned From House of Blues Anaheim

Categories: Metal
gary holt exodus!.jpg
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.

See Also:

"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.

Sponsor Content

Now Trending

From the Vault