EXODUS guitarist Lee Altus will be sitting out his band’s European tour this summer in order to deal with some family issues.
Stepping in for the iconic shredder will be none other than Brandon Ellis of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.
Earlier today, EXODUS released the following statement via social media: “EXODUS regretfully announce that Lee Altus will not be joining us on our upcoming European tour. Family concerns dictate he remain close to home and being so far away from home is not possible. EXODUS stand strong with Lee and will destroy in his behalf, and he will rejoin us for the upcoming tours such as the fall leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Back‘. We stand behind our brother in everything and he will be back! Joining us on this trek is none other than Brandon Ellis of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER so let’s welcome him like one of the EXODUS family! Brandon is one of the sickest guitarists alive and he is going to kill it for certain! See you soon in Europe and the UK!”
Brandon added: “I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to get on stage with the legendary dudes of EXODUS and crush some open air fests and clubs this July and August. I wish Lee the best and will cover his stage right post with honor and respect!”
EXODUS is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “Persona Non Grata“, which came out last November via Nuclear Blast Records.
“Persona Non Grata” was recorded at a studio in Lake Almanor, California and was engineered by Steve Lagudi and EXODUS. It was produced by EXODUS and was mixed by Andy Sneap.