San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have uploaded "Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)" - a new track off their ninth studio album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition - onto their MySpace player. Recorded this past December in Northern California with renowned producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Kreator), the new release will be available in North America on May 18th.
Guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt shares the background on the newly uploaded song:
"We decided to give everybody another taste of the new record… and it's about one of America's favorite pastimes, the school shooting. This song was primarily inspired by the massacre at Virginia Tech, as well as Columbine and the many other instances of unhinged individuals who decided to take out their wrath on their classmates, going all the way back to [University of Texas at Austin's 1966 tower sniper] Charles J. Whitman."