Indie dorks get wood for My Bloody Valentine performing Loveless or Sonic Youth unleashing Daydream Nation. Metalheads, however, are all hot for the mighty Exodus, who is currently revisiting its debut album in a series of concerts across North America. While records from the "big four" (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax) receive most of the glory for establishing that hellish subgenre known as thrash metal, Exodus' Bonded By Blood can't be discounted. Released in 1985, the album is thrash incarnate, boasting some of the most devastating axe solos of the '80s. Unfortunately, Exodus is missing original vocalist Paul Baloff, who died in 2002. Luckily, current screamer Rob Dukes is battle tested, as he appears on the group's new disc Let There Be Blood, a re-recording of Bonded.
Sat., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., 2008