Exhorder Parts Ways with Founding Guitarist Vinnie LaBella

Quebec Deathfest, Mtelus, Montreal, CAN 10/20/18

Exhorder, enjoying a rejuvenated spirit and output as a band in recent years, has parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The band issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their “touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond.” LaBella posted a message that seems to cast doubt on the mutual part, but that is yet to be confirmed, beyond a vague message. Exhorder released their new album, Mourn The Southern Skies, last September via Nuclear Blast Records. Singer Kyle Thomas is now the sole remaining founding member of the band. The rest of the current lineup is rounded out by Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (Ex-Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on guitar and Sasha Horn (Forbidden) on drums. They will undertake the new Wings Over The USA’ tour soon, featuring Overkill and Hydraform as well.

“EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways,” the statement reads. “We wish the best for Vinnie moving forward. EXHORDER will continue business as usual, and we are excited to perform our touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond. The band can’t wait to see everyone on the ‘Wings Over The USA’ tour featuringOVERKILL/EXHORDER/HYDRAFORM in the upcoming weeks!”

On Saturday, LaBella shared a link to EXHORDER’s latest single, “The Man That Never Was”, and wrote in an accompanying message: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Stage three begins today my friends. This will be my last release under the name EXHORDER. More to come…”