Exhorder Split With Founding Guitarist Vinnie LaBella

Exhorder kick off a North American tour with Overkill and Hydraform this Wednesday… but when they do, they’ll be a man short: they’ve announced that they’re parting ways with founding guitarist Vinnie Labella.

“Exhorder and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways. We wish the best for Vinnie moving forward. Exhorder will continue business as usual, and we are excited to perform our touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond. The band can’t wait to see everyone on the ‘Wings Over the USA’ tour featuring Overkill/Exhorder/Hydraform in the upcoming weeks!”

LaBella appears on all three of Exhorder’s albums, including last year’s Mourn the Southern Skies. He also presumably appears on the band’s new single, “The Man That Never Was,” which was just released this past Friday. Based on the band’s statement, it sounds like they’re not planning to replace him for the time being, instead proceeding as a quartet. Unfortunately, this means Exhorder are down to one original member: vocalist Kyle Thomas. The other three remaining members of the band — guitarist Marzi Montazeri, drummer Sasha Horn, and bassist Jason Viebrooks — all joined in 2017.

Assuming that doesn’t deter you from wanting to see Exhorder play, the aforementioned upcoming tour dates are as follows:

North American Tour Dates w/ Overkill
Feb 26 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues [tickets]
Feb 27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s [tickets]
Feb 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues [tickets]
Feb 29 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues [tickets]
Mar 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom [tickets]
Mar 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater [tickets]
Mar 4 – San Antonio, TX – AZTEC [tickets]
Mar 5 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock [tickets]
Mar 6 – Houston, TX – Warehouse [tickets]
Mar 7 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey [tickets]
Mar 8 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues [tickets]
Mar 9 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz [tickets]
Mar 10 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues [tickets]
Mar 11 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre [tickets]
Mar 12 – Charlotte, NC – Underground @ The Fillmore [tickets]
Mar 13 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore [tickets]
Mar 14 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater [tickets]

Exhorder European Tour Dates
Aug 5-8 – Jaroměř, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault [tickets]
Aug 7 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave [tickets]
Aug 8 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz [tickets]
Aug 29 – Warsaw, Poland – Metalmania Open Air [tickets]

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Author: Slyzza