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Bonded by Blood

Exodus

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 25th, 1985
Catalog ID:
TOR 666, MX 8019
Label:
Torrid Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
18 reviews (avg. 91%)
Side A
1. Bonded by Blood 03:44   Show lyrics
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2. Exodus 04:05   Show lyrics
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3. And Then There Were None 04:40   Show lyrics
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4. A Lesson in Violence 03:49   Show lyrics
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5. Metal Command 04:13   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Piranha 03:46   Show lyrics
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7. No Love 05:09   Show lyrics
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8. Deliver Us to Evil 07:08   Show lyrics
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9. Strike of the Beast 03:57   Show lyrics
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Band members
Tom Hunting Drums
Rob McKillop Bass
Gary Holt Guitars
Paul Baloff (R.I.P. 2002) Vocals
Rick Hunolt Guitars
Guest/Session
T. Rage (R.I.P. 2010) Vocals (backing)
Lonnie Hunolt Vocals (backing)
Andy "Airborne" Anderson Vocals (backing)
Miscellaneous staff
Ken Adams Executive producer
Todd Gordon Executive producer
Mark Whitaker Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Gordon Lyons "The Triple Threat" Engineering
John Volaitis Engineering
Robin Yeager Mixing
Donald J. Munz Cover art, Art direction
George Horn Mastering
Richard A. Ferraro Cover painting
Tom Hunting Drums
Rob McKillop Bass
Gary Holt Guitars
Paul Baloff (R.I.P. 2002) Vocals
Rick Hunolt Guitars
T. Rage (R.I.P. 2010) Vocals (backing)
Lonnie Hunolt Vocals (backing)
Andy "Airborne" Anderson Vocals (backing)
Ken Adams Executive producer
Todd Gordon Executive producer
Mark Whitaker Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Gordon Lyons "The Triple Threat" Engineering
John Volaitis Engineering
Robin Yeager Mixing
Donald J. Munz Cover art, Art direction
George Horn Mastering
Richard A. Ferraro Cover painting
Read The glory of 1985 100% Felix 1666 April 3rd, 2015
Read Murder in the front row! 99% Brainded Binky December 8th, 2014
Read If You Want Blood 94% Metal_Thrasher90 February 9th, 2014
Read Bay Area Thrash Monsters 96% metalstormimpaler May 22nd, 2012
Read A Band Without Its Rabies... 92% Metal_Jaw March 26th, 2012
Read Cover your head, it's... 95% Gutterscream April 21st, 2011
Read Boned By Blood 92% torment159 July 7th, 2010
Read Good Friendly Violent Thrash 85% DawnoftheShred February 26th, 2010
Read A classic, yes, but not... 82% Metalcoholic August 21st, 2008
Read Greatest. Thrash. Album. Ever! 97% HexDemon666 June 2nd, 2008
Read The Exodus' Classic 98% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 May 12th, 2008
Read Classic Don't Mean You... 66% OlympicSharpshooter April 26th, 2008
Read Paul Baloff is more metal... 98% PriestofSadWings June 24th, 2007
Read Has some decent moments,... 61% Human666 April 9th, 2007
Read Thrash the way Satan... 100% MurderNArson August 23rd, 2006
Read The exodus attack! 91% Demon_of_the_Fall January 21st, 2005
Read RAAH! THRASH! DIE,... 96% Nightcrawler February 20th, 2004
Read Bang your head against the... 94% UltraBoris August 18th, 2002

Some songs were co-written by Kirk Hammett.

The album was originally titled A Lesson in Violence, but had its name changed when a suitable cover idea could not be found. An advance cassette copy of the album (with the original title) was widely distributed through the tape-trading network upon the record's completion late in the summer of 1984, creating an immense underground buzz prior to the official release of the LP. The release was delayed, however, due to problems with the artwork.

The song Bonded by Blood came to be, after a 'bonding experience' between Kirk Hammett, Gary Holt, Tom Hunting and Paul Baloff. One night, after drinking they were talking about how great it was to be in a band, and play the music they like. At some point, they decided that they wanted to immortalize it. So, the four used a razor blade make some cuts in their hands and mix their blood and therefore be "bonded by blood". Kirk talked about this in a video where he thinks back on Paul Baloff.

Recording information:

Recorded at Prarie Sun Studios, July 1984.
Mixed at Tres Virgos Studios, August 1984.
Mastered at Fantasy Studios.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (A side): TOR 666 A2 MX 8019 A 41201-1 19613 (3)
Matrix / Runout (B side): A TOR 666 B MX 8019 B 19530 (3)

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