Kirk Hammett to guest on new Exodus track

“I play a guitar solo on the new Exodus album,” is what Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone.

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As many of you know, Hammett originally played with Exodus before joining Metallica after the band ousted Dave Mustaine. The opportunity to collaborate with his former band arose after hanging out with Exodus drummer Tom Hunting and guitarist Gary Holt. Hammett will be contributing a lead to a song titled “Salt The Wound”, which he described as having a “super heavy riff”. He continued to describe the experience saying,

“I play a pretty cool solo, and then Gary comes in and plays another solo, and you know what? I listened to that and thought, ‘Wow, it’s 1982 all over again and here we are, Gary and I are trying to cut each other’s heads off with our guitar solos.’ Nothing has changed much in the last 30 years. I love it. I love those guys. I’ve only known them for most of my life, so I’m really happy that I finally got to record with them.”

I don’t know about you all but I’m pretty excited to hear what the final product sounds like. New Exodus is a great thing for sure and having their former guitarist guest is a pretty cool extra to boot.

What’s really on most of our heads though is the future of Metallica and what’s going on with the new record. Concerning the matter Hammett said, “The band needs to make an album. That’s the big adventure that’s looming up on the horizon. Making an album is always a bit like scaling a mountain, but this time it seems like the more we wait, the bigger the mountain gets. And now that we’ve been playing so long, it seems like that mountain is as big as the Himalayas right now.”

As far as new material goes, so far the band has only debuted one new track titled “Lords of Summer”. “Whether the songs will actually sound like ‘Lords of Summer’ or not remains to be seen, because we still have to write them, but that’s the general direction we’re headed in,” Hammett says. “I want to make a quick album, but I just know that’s not realistic.”