Exodus Worked With Dan The Automator On Latest LP

Beat maker appears on album’s opening track, “Black 13”

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Dan The Automator

This may not mean shit to you.

Maybe you’re one of those ignorant metal heads who thinks all other genres are for pussies with no dicks or balls.

Me? I love my metal. But not every occasion calls for bleeding ear drums.

Sometimes, you gotta set the mood. You gotta lay down some phat beats to get her engine revving.

Oil checking music.

Dan The Automator is a name I know mostly from Lovage; if you’ve never heard the Mike Patton-fronted band’s debut album, Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By, I strongly urge you to pick up a copy. Or at least check it out on Spotify.

Not riffs, BEATS, people.

Dan specializes in beats, having worked with the Gorillaz and part of Handsome Boy Modeling School, another group that puts out some dope tuneage.

Now, he’ll join the pantheons of metal as part of Exodus’ new album, Blood In, Blood Out.

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is also guesting, but we knew that. Dan The Automator’s inclusion is harder to believe.

His contribution comes on the opening track “Black 13” and is said to be “industrial” in nature.

Testament’s Chuck Billy also appears on a tune called “BTK” — presumably about the killer of the same acronym.

Said Gary Holt of Dan’s inclusion:

“We ran into each other a couple times. I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

And now, here’s one of my favorite tunes off the Lovage album. Enjoy:

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