1984 – Exodus is one year out from Kirk Hammett quitting the band to join Metallica, and still one year away from releasing their debut record Bonded by Blood. To celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019, Exodus has released a performance of their track “No Love” from the 1984 festival A Day In The Dirt. The Berkeley, CA festival featured other up-and-coming bands such as Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies, both of who were only a few years into their careers at the time.
Here’s what guitarist Gary Holt had to say.
“‘Day In The Dirt’ was almost like the Bay Area thrash metal Woodstock, our own underground version on the legendary ‘Day On The Green’ shows we all attended so many times. What happened that day at Aquatic Park in Berkeley has gone down in Bay Area lore as an epic day for the underground thrash scene. The brainchild of the late great Wes Robinson, we were fortunate to have been a key part of such a great show. It was Rick Hunolt’s second Exodus show as well, I believe!”
Check out the video below, which features a slideshow of early photos from the band. You can download a digital copy of the song here.