Gary Holt Says He’s Full Speed Ahead With Exodus Since Slayer Is Over

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt revealed that he would be open for a reunion with his former bandmates from Slayer during an interview with Rocking With Jam Man, however, it’s not his decision to make in addition to being a nearly impossible chance and he’s looking forward with Exodus now.

As many of you know, Gary Holt temporarily filled in for Jeff Hanneman in Slayer on February 12, 2011, however, Holt was later confirmed to be a permanent member of the band, after Hanneman passed away on May 2, 2013. He was a member of Slayer until their disbandment after their 2018–2019 farewell tour.

Since their disbandment, every interviewer asks band members if there is a chance of them getting back together, however, the answer is quite the same every single time with a giant ‘no.’ However, Gary Holt always leaves the door wide open for the future opportunities, not being strict about the possibility. During his appearance on the ‘Let There Be Talk’ podcast in June 2020, Holt stated that it has nothing to do with him, it’s up to others.

Here is what he said:

“If it does, if it ever happens, it has nothing to do with me. Someone else would call and say, ‘We wanna.’ To my knowledge, it’s done. And I think it should be that way. The band went out fucking on a bang, went out on Slayer’s terms, and how many people get to say they did that?”

During a recent interview, Gary Holt once again was asked if there can be a reunion for a special show or tour and he stated that it’s not his decision to make for starters, however, he’s completely okay with playing another show with Slayer. That being said, Holt also stated that he’s going forward with Exodus, not looking back on Slayer.

“That’s a question I couldn’t answer you, whether Slayer would ever get back together. Those are questions that are above my pay scale, I guess you’d say.

Look, if the powers that be ever — like, in a year or something — said, ‘Hey, you know what? We feel like playing some shows,’ I’m there to do it. But those aren’t decisions for me to make, or even me to really speculate on. As far as my knowledge, the band is over, and the final show was on November 30th, 2019. And I’m full speed ahead with Exodus now.”

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