Gary Holt (musician)

Gary Holt (musician)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Gary Holt

Img_capt = Gary Holt with Exodus, 2005
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Gary Wayne Holt
Alias =
Born = birthdate and age|1964|05|04
Richmond, California, US
Died =
Instrument = Guitar
Genre = Thrash metal
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter
Years_active = 1982 - present
Label = Combat, Capitol, Nuclear Blast
Associated_acts = Exodus
URL = []
Notable_instruments = "Bernie Rico Jr. Gary Holt Signature V"

Gary Wayne Holt (born May 4, 1964 in Richmond, California) is an American guitarist from San Francisco, California. His main guitar influences are Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Uli Jon Roth, Matthias Jabs and Ted Nugent [ Gary Holt Interview] ] . His favorite bands include Venom, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, early Iron Maiden and Judas Priest [ Gary Holt Interview] ] .

He helped form thrash metal band Exodus in 1981 and he is the main songwriter for the group. After Kirk Hammett's departure from Exodus to join Metallica, Gary Holt kept Exodus going and during a lot of years, he and Rick Hunolt were referred to as the Exodus' "H-Team" guitar players.

He has his own signature model guitar with "Bernie Rico Jr." guitars (he used Ibanez and Jackson Guitars before).

He is the only member of Exodus who has played on every album.


External links

* [ Exodus website]
* [ Metal Express interview]

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