San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS dedicated their song “A Lesson In Violence” to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister during their March 16 concert at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Said EXODUS singer Steve “Zetro” Souza prior to playing the song: “We lost somebody really close to us just recently, didn’t we, guys? Get your fucking horns in the air for Lemmy. There would be no us, there would be no you, there wouldn’t be any heavy music if it wasn’t for fucking Lemmy, if it wasn’t for fucking Ian Kilmister and MOTÖRHEAD. Put ‘em in the air!”
He continued: “We were very fortunate over our career to get to play with MOTÖRHEAD many fucking times, and I tell you what, and I mean fortunate. It was a fucking gem every time. That man, he never sacrificed a fucking thing, he did it his fucking way, and if you didn’t like it, it was, ‘Fuck you! We’re MOTÖRHEAD.’ Right?
“We’ve dedicated this whole set, actually, through this whole European jaunt that we had to Lemmy, and we’re gonna dedicate this song to him as well, and this one’s also for you fuckers here in Gothenburg.”
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is unable to take part in the band’s current European trek due to his commitments with SLAYER. Filling in for him once again is HEATHEN guitarist Kragen Lum.
EXODUS’s latest album, “Blood In Blood Out”, sold around 8,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in North America on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast, the CD art was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS‘ “Let There Be Blood”.
“Blood In Blood Out” is EXODUS‘ first album since the departure of the band’s lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.
EXODUS last fall completed a tour of North America as the support act for KING DIAMOND.