Watch Hatebreed Play Exodus Classic “Bonded By Blood” at Dallas

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A “medical concern” may have forced Anthrax to cancel their set last night at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas, but that couldn’t stop the thrash. Metalcore stalwarts Hatebreed got the circle pit going with their cover of Exodus‘s 1985 classic “Bonded by Blood” and there’s fan filmed footage to prove it.

The ongoing tour is a celebration of sorts for both Anthrax and Hatebreed, with the former commemorating 40 years as a band and the latter marking the 20th anniversary of the Perseverence album. Black Label Society seem to be along for the ride on the bill as the tour’s co-headliner with Anthrax.

The inclusion of “Bonded by Blood” in Hatebreed’s set comes at an interesting time, as the Bay Area thrashers have been in the news recently. Earlier this week, former Megadeth and current Dieth bassist David Ellefson suggested that Exodus would be included if there was a Big Five.

“If there was a ‘Big Five’, it would be Exodus, for sure, because, look, from them came [Metallica guitarist] Kirk Hammett. They were staples of the scene up there. I remember [Slayer guitarist] Kerry King telling me, ‘[Exodus drummer] Tom Hunting’s the shit, man. Tom Hunting’s the guy.’

Hatebreed are touring with Anthrax and Black Label Society on a 24-date trip across the United States and Canada. Details surrounding Anthrax’s continued involvement in the tour are still up in the air until we learn more about what caused them to cancel last night.

7/26  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
7/28  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
7/29  The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
7/30  Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA^
8/1  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO^
8/2  Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO^
8/4  Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
8/5  OshKosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI^
8/6  The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
8/8  South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX**
8/9  Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/11  The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
8/12  House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8/13  The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
8/15  The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
8/16  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/18  The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8/19  Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY^
8/20  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
8/22  StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
8/23  History, Toronto, ON  CANADA               
8/24  Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois-Rivieres/Montreal, QC
8/26  Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
8/28  The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**

^ Not a Live Nation date. 

** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.

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