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Excel announce reissue of “The Joke’s on You”

Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel have announced that they will release a remastered edition of their classic 1989 album The Joke’s on You on November 18th via Southern Lord. Pre-orders are available here.

The reissue of The Joke’s on You follows the 2014 remastered edition of their 1987 debut album Split Image, also released on Southern Lord.

Excel’s last record, Seeking Refuge, was released in 1995, and they were inactive until 2012.



Live Video: Excel live in Oakland

Last Saturday (January 24th), Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel performed live in Oakland for the first time in about two decades at the Metro, with support from Despise You, ACxDC and Agnostic Blunt. You can watch the performance in its entirety below.

Excel released a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image on September 30th, 2014 via Southern Lord Records. The band’s last record, Seeking Refuge, was released in 1995, and they were inactive until 2012.



Full Set Video: Excel live in São Paulo

Last Saturday (October 25th), Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel performed their first South American show at the Clash Club in São Paulo, Brazil. You can watch the performance in its entirety below.

Excel released a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image on September 30th, 2014 via Southern Lord Records.



Full Set Video: Excel live at Southern Lord Recordings Showcase

Last Wednesday (October 15th), Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel played the Southern Lord Recordings Showcase event, which took place at Los Globos in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the performance in its entirety below.

Excel released a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image on September 30th on Southern Lord Records. Next Saturday (October 25th), the band will play their first South American show at the Clash Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.



Excel announce release date for reissue of “Split Image”

Reunited Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel have announced that the reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image will be released on September 30th on Southern Lord Records.

The reissue of Split Image will be similar to the 2000 CD reissue; it will contain bonus material, including tracks from their early demos, Sonic DecapitationPersonal Onslaught and Refuse to Quit, as well as “Insecurity” from Thrasher‘s Born to Skate compilation. The reissue will also feature and an alternative cover art and a photo booklet filled with previously unseen, era-specific photos.

To support the reissue of Split Image, Excel will play the Southern Lord Recordings showcase on October 15th in Los Angeles alongside Goatsnake, The Offenders, Xibalba, Obliterations, Baptists and Torch Runner, and their first South American show on October 25th at the Clash Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.



Excel to play Brazil for the first time in October

Reunited Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel have announced their first-ever South American appearance, which will take place on October 25th, 2014 at Clash Club in São Paulo, Brazil. Supporting acts for the show are Bandanos, Questions and Cruel Face.

Excel reunited in 2012 after a 15 year hiatus, and have since been playing live shows sporadically. The band will release a reissue of their classic 1987 debut album Split Image in August.



Southern Lord Records announces reissue of Excel’s “Split Image”

Legendary crossover/thrash metal/punk rock band Excel have announced that they will release a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image in August on Southern Lord Records.

The reissue of Split Image will be similar to the 2000 CD reissue; it will contain bonus material, including tracks from their early demos, Sonic DecapitationPersonal Onslaught and Refuse to Quit, as well as “Insecurity” from Thrasher‘s Born to Skate compilation. The reissue will also feature and an alternative cover art and a photo booklet filled with previously unseen, era-specific photos. In addition, Excel will release a replica of their second demo, Personal Onslaught, as a limited edition pre-order item, also including their third demo Refuse To Quit on the b-side.

Prior to the reissue of Split Image, Excel (now consisting of Dan Clements on vocals, Shaun Ross on bass, Mike Cosgrove on drums and Alex Barreto on guitar) will play a one-off show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on June 17th. More updates from Excel are expected to surface sometime soon.

Excel reunited in 2012 after a 15 year hiatus, and have since been playing live shows sporadically. Their last album, Seeking Refuge, was released in 1995.



Excel announce first show in L.A. in 15 years

Excel have announced their first live show in 15 years at the RVCA in Los Angeles, California. The show, which takes place on March 30th, will be Excel’s first one since announcing a reunion in January of last year, and their first with 3/4 of the original lineup in over 20 years.

Excel currently have no other live shows scheduled at this time. They released their last full-length studio album Seeking Refuge in 1995.



Dan Clements talks about Excel’s career and reunion

Noisecreep recently conducted an interview with Excel frontman Dan Clements, who talks about the band’s career, reunion, influences, inspiration for the famous skateboarder Tony Alva and explains why they didn’t want to be the “next Suicidal Tendencies or next Metallica“.

Dan also talked about the famous accusation of one of Metallica’s best-known songs “Enter Sandman” being a rip-off of “Tapping Into the Emotional Void” from Excel’s 1989 classic album The Joke’s on You. He clarifies:

“It’s still something that’s still never been resolved. We don’t know whatever’s going to come out of it. Who knows, one day it may be like cashing a winning lottery ticket. When Excel toured the West Coast with Megadeth in 1991, [Dave] Mustaine would greet us at sound checks with ‘How are my future millionaires doing?’. After all, he’s definitely contributed a few riffs to Metallica himself!”

About the band’s reunion, Dan states, “Let’s be realistic, sometimes people’s memories get far more exaggerated over time. The next generation of thrash fans now has expectations we’re going to have to live up to. We’re not about to disappoint anyone. Like [Germs singer] Darby Crash said about the whole concept of Circle One – everything comes full circle. It’s about the intensity of our music once again.”

Excel released their last full-length studio album Seeking Refuge in 1995. Their reunion was announced in January of last year, but so far, the band hasn’t played any live shows yet. We recently covered their Excel and their cover version of The Police classic “Message in a Bottle” in our Random Cover Song column, which you can check out here.



Random Cover Song: Excel – “Message in a Bottle” (The Police)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight, we’ve got the recently reunited cult crossover act Excel covering “Message in a Bottle” by the British new wave/post-punk icons The Police. The song was originally released on The Police’s 1979 second album Regatta de Blanc, while Excel’s cover version of it is taken from their classic 1989 album The Joke’s on You. Both versions of “Message in a Bottle” can be checked out here.



Greg Saenz comments on Excel’s reunion plans

Excel drummer Greg Saenz has confirmed to Blabbermouth that the old school hardcore punk rockers/crossover thrashers are indeed planning to reunite for some shows and have been busy rehearsing.

Greg comments on what has really been going on,

“Excel are getting back together as a result of Excel bassist Shaun Ross and myself jamming with Alex Barreto on guitar in Rialto, California We are going to continue rehearsals in Los Angeles with vocalist Dan Clements, and we are brainstorming a full-on assault of Southern California and hopefully beyond.”

An Excel reunion was (almost unofficially) announced last January when former Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Jon Nelson mentioned that they would be sharing a stage with his current band Nasty Habits.

Excel released their last full-length studio album Seeking Refuge in 1995.



Excel to reunite

Old school hardcore punk rockers/crossover thrashers Excel are planning to end their 17 year breakup by reuniting for at least one show.

The reunion was allegedly announced last night in a post on Facebook by former Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Jon Nelson, who said that Excel will be sharing a stage with his current band Nasty Habits at the Malone’s in Orange County, California in March (date to be determined).

Excel released their last full-length studio album Seeking Refuge in 1995.