EXODUS recently released their first live DVD of the new line-up in January 2010 with Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken, shot in front of an audience of 75,000 headbangers. Holt calls it “one of the best shows we’ve ever done.” The band started out the year on the road throughout North America with Arch Enemy and then joined Megadeth for their Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour. The sold-out shows on both tours were the perfect set-up for their new album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition. Featuring artwork by Colin Larks portraying the band’s own version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and with Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Kreator) once again at the production helm, Exhibit B: The Human Condition hit #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio chart and sold over 4,600 copies its first week in the U.S., debuting at #114 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #43 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, #12 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, and #19 on the Neilsen SoundScan LOUD Chart in Canada. “Exhibit B shines like a band utterly locked in,” wrote Decibel Magazine. “Thirty years in, all the evidence suggests that EXODUS are as vital as ever.” Outburn Magazine called the 9/10 rated album “expertly crafted thrash.” In June, EXODUS played a record release show in Hollywood that was streamed by over 72,300 viewers around the world. Ozzfest 2010 even hand-picked them to help kick off the tour in Southern California with a one-off appearance.
After completing a trek through Europe, EXODUS returned to the U.S. and Canada to headline their March Of Brutality Tour with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood. “We busted our asses for the last seven years and worked non-stop. I don’t want to give all the credit of our resurgence to just chance,” states Holt. The goal now, he emphasizes, is to remain “the most dangerous animal in the jungle.”