Exodus’s Resident Outlaw Speaks Out
It’s not often you’ll find Exodus bassist Jack Gibson doing interviews. That duty is usually relegated to founder Gary Holt, or vocalist Rob Dukes. In fact, Metalholic recently spoke with Holt about the band’s tour with Testament and Megadeth. This time around it seemed only fitting to reach out the the band’s seemingly quiet member for his take on things.
While most metal fans are well aware of Gibson’s long tenured place with thrash metal legends, Exodus, they might not be aware that he also fronts an outlaw western outfit called Coffin Hunter. Fellow Exodus bandmate, drummer Tom Hunting, is also a member of the project.
With a few days off between a tour with Slayer and a gig in Poland with Judas Priest, I gave Jack a call to get an update on all things Exodus, and to get the lowdown on his unlikely side project.
Exodus will spend much of 2011 on the road playing numerous festivals, but Gibson expects the band to be back in writing and recording mode shortly after the New Year with the follow up to 2010’s Exhibit B: The Human Condition in our ears by summer.
Jack talked about Exodus‘s place among thrash icons of the Big 4, and whether or not the band feels any resentment about not being a part of that group. We discussed his role in helping create the band’s songs and sound, and of course he filled us in on his passion for outlaw country, and how he got started with Coffin Hunter.