Origin: Kenner, Louisiana, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: October 25, 2019


It has been claimed that Exhorder more or less invented the sort of angry, 90's post-thrash metal often attributed to Pantera. It's not really clear who was first (and ultimately it may not matter much), but the resemblance between The Law and Pantera's Cowboys From Hell is clear, with stripped-down rhythm guitars, heavy double-bass drumming, and angry vocals complimenting the basic American thrash style of the late 80's. But while Pantera soared, Exhorder stalled, breaking up after two early-nineties albums. Vocalist Kyle Thomas has either formed or joined a number of bands in the succeeding years, and periodically stated that he hoped to revive Exhorder one day. That day came in 2008, when a mostly original lineup came back together to start anew. Sadly, that effort has also stalled, with the passing of their bassist as well as personality and business conflicts taking their toll. Thomas and guitarist Jay Ceravolo withdrew from the band in October 2011, which may well signal the end of their attempted comeback.

Recent album: Mourn The Southern Skies, released on September 20, 2019.

Last Lineup

Kyle Thomas

vocals (ex-Alabama Thunderpussy, ex-Floodgate, Pitts Vs Preps, Trouble)

Vinnie Labella


Marzi Montazeri

guitars (ex-Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)

Jason Viebrooks

bass (ex-Grip Inc.)

Sasha Horn

drums (Forbidden, ex-Novembers Doom)

Former Members/Guests

Jay Ceravolo


Frankie Sparcello

bass RIP: March 22, 2011

Chris Nail



Slaughter In The Vatican  
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Death In Vain
  2. Homicide
  3. Desecrator
  4. Exhorder
  5. The Tragic Period
  6. Legions Of Death
  7. Anal Lust
  8. Slaughter In The Vatican
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie Labella
  • Jay Ceravolo
  • Chris Nail

The Law  
1992 Roadrunner
  1. Soulsearch Me
  2. Unforgiven
  3. I Am The Cross
  4. Unborn Again
  5. Into The Void
  6. The Truth
  7. The Law
  8. Incontinence
  9. The Dirge
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie Labella
  • Jay Ceravolo
  • Frankie Sparcello
  • Chris Nail

Mourn The Southern Skies  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. My Time
  2. Asunder
  3. Hallowed Sounds
  4. Beware The Wolf
  5. Yesterday's Bones
  6. All She Wrote
  7. Rumination
  8. The Arms Of Man
  9. Ripping Flesh
  10. Mourn The Southern Skies
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie Labella
  • Marzi Montazeri
  • Jason Viebrooks
  • Sasha Horn

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