Bay Area thrash godfathers Exodus have announced their new album will be dubbed Persona Non Grata, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The post came from Gary Holt’s popular Instagram account. The new album will be the follow up to the follow-up to 20161’s Blood In Blood Out, which marked the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted the band from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004. “Persona Non Grata” was recorded at a studio in Lake Almanor, California and was engineered by Steve Lagudi (Machine Head) and Exodus. It was produced by the band and it is currently being mixed by Andy Sneap.
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt shared the album title in an Instagram post, writing in an accompanying caption: “Early indications are this monster sounds fucking sick! Doing some spot vocal stuff tomorrow with @zetrodus and then tracking is DONE. Gonna be a long wait until the release of this beast on @nuclearblastrecords”.
“Persona Non Grata” will feature a guest appearance by ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt, who retired in 2004. Rick also made an appearance on the new album by Heathen, along with holt. Heathen also features Lee Altus as their guitarist.