EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "Bonded By Blood" is the debut/first full-length album by the American Thrash Metal band "Exodus".

  This LP has the original album cover art , an illustration of good and evil conjoined twin infants. Re-issues as of 1989 no longer use this illustration.

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Essentials of: EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France )
Music Genre:

Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

 Music For Nations – MFN 44

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in France / United Kingdom ( UK )

Collector Specific Notes


Record Label

Record label information:

  • The record label is sold light brown / yellowish
  • The "Music For Nations2 Logo ( The Man with the Red Flag ) is on the label's top half
  • There is NO Label Code
  • There is NO Rights Society
  • The catalognr "MFN 44" is printed left from the spindle hole.
  • "MADE IN FRANCE" is printed near the bottom center of the label.
  • The rim-text runs from 8:30 to 3:30 and is printed in English
Production & Recording Information

Ken Adams - Producer

  Ken Adams ( Producer ) has produced albums for the Heavy Metal bands: "Gothic Slam", Exodus, Tension, Hades, "Mucky Pop" and was co-owner/founder of "Torrid Records ( together with Todd Gordon ).

Todd Gordon - Producer

  Todd Gordon ( Producer ) has been (Executive) producer of several Heavy Metal albums and worked with "Daniel Lorenzo (Hades)" for the album's artwork and design. He was co-founder/owner of Torrid Records ,Scarsdale, New York ( Together with Ken Adams ).


Sound & Recording Engineers:

John Volaitin - Sound Engineer

Gordon "The Triple Threat" Lyons - Sound Engineer

Robin Yeager - Sound Engineer

Mark Whitaker - Assistent Sound Engineer

Mark Whitaker is a music producer and sound engineer who has worked with the heavy metal bands: Exodus, Metallica, Laaz Rockit

Recording Location:

Recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios during July 1984

Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Fantasy Studios (Fantasy Studios is a recording studio in Berkeley, California, at the Zaentz Media Center, known for its recording of award-winning albums such as Journey's Escape and Green Day's Dookie. Built as a private recording studio for artists on the Fantasy Records label in 1971, it was opened to the public in 1980 for recording, mixing and

During the 1980s at least a dozen of heavy metal albums have been recorded at the "Prairie Sun Recording Studios" in California. Bands who have used this facility include: Chastain, Exodus, Laaz Rockit, Vicious Rumours.

Sound Mix Location:

Tres Virgos Studios - Sound Mix Studio ( California )

Mastering Engineer and Location:

George Horn - Mastering Engineer

  George Horn - Chief Mastering Engineer at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and mastering engineer at CBS Studios, San Francisco. George Horn has been working often together with Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and Guy Aitchison on the same heavy metal albums.

Fantasy Studios - Mastering Studio

( California )

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Donald J. Munz - Art Direction

Donald J, Munz has been responsible for the album cover design of half a dozen Heavy Metal albums.

Richard A. Ferraro - Cover Painting

  • Paul Baloff - vocals
  • Gary Holt - guitars
  • Rick Hunolt - guitars
  • Rob McKillop - bass
  • Tom Hunting - drums
  • Andy 'Airborne' Anderson, Lonnie Hunolt, T. Rage - Backing vocals
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Bonded by Blood - 3:48
  2. Exodus - 4:09
  3. And Then There Were None - 4:44
  4. A Lesson in Violence - 3:49
  5. Metal Command - 4:16
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Piranha - 3:50
  2. No Love - 5:11
  3. Deliver Us to Evil - 7:11
  4. Strike of the Beast - 3:56

High Resolution & Quality Photos
Front Cover Photo Of EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France )
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Photo Of The Back Cover EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France )
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Close up of the record's label
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Photo of Side One: EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France )
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Photo of Side Two: EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 France )
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Band Description:

 Exodus is a thrash metal band hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, United States. The band was formed in 1980, and since then, it has released numerous successful albums that have earned it a cult following within the heavy metal community. With a unique sound and an aggressive style, Exodus is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the thrash metal genre. In this essay, we will explore the history, musical style, and cultural significance of Exodus.

 Exodus was founded by guitarist Kirk Hammett, who would later go on to join the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The band's early lineup also included vocalist Paul Baloff, drummer Tom Hunting, and guitarist Gary Holt. Exodus quickly became known for their energetic live performances and their ferocious thrash metal sound. In 1985, the band released their debut album, "Bonded by Blood," which is widely considered a classic in the thrash metal genre. The album's aggressive and unrelenting sound, combined with its politically charged lyrics, struck a chord with metal fans around the world.

 Over the years, Exodus has undergone several lineup changes, with Holt being the only remaining original member. Despite this, the band has continued to release successful albums, including "Fabulous Disaster," "Impact Is Imminent," and "Tempo of the Damned." These albums showcase Exodus's unique sound, which is characterized by blistering guitar riffs, fast-paced drumming, and aggressive vocals. The band's music often touches on social and political issues, such as war, corruption, and the struggle for freedom.

 Exodus has been highly influential in the heavy metal community, inspiring countless other bands to adopt their sound and style. The band's uncompromising attitude and rebellious spirit have earned them a loyal following among metal fans. In addition, Exodus has collaborated with other prominent metal bands, such as Slayer and Testament, further cementing their place in the metal pantheon.

 Beyond their musical contributions, Exodus has also been involved in various charitable and humanitarian causes. In 2005, the band organized a benefit concert to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. In 2014, they donated a portion of the proceeds from their album "Blood In, Blood Out" to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports wounded veterans.