You read the headline right: Exodus will be playing Ozzfest! The band will be joining the August 14 San Bernardino stop of the festival as a one-off, playing on the second stage between Goatwhore and Drowning Pool. If it was up to us, they’d headline the second stage, but Zakk Wylde and whoever the third singer of Drowning Pool is likely wouldn’t stand for it. Guitarist/Songwriter Gary Holt sounds particularly excited about the show:
“We are WAY more than fired up to announce that EXODUS will be playing the SoCal date on Ozzfest! We will be filling the slot usually occupied on the tour by Kingdom Of Sorrow who can’t make this one show. We were asked if we wanted to jump in, and we said ‘fuck yes!’ See everybody there!”
If Ozzfest really wants to shake things up, they’ll get a different artist to appear at each of the six dates, so what the tour lacks in quantity, it’ll gain in quality. While the overall lineup is a little suspect, it’s still one of the best of the summer festivals.