- Gary Holt (musician)
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Gary Holt
Img_capt = Gary Holt with Exodus, 2005
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Gary Wayne Holt
Born = birthdate and age|1964|05|04
Richmond, California, US
Years_active = 1982 - present
Label = Combat, Capitol, Nuclear Blast
Associated_acts = Exodus
URL = [http://www.exodusattack.com/biography.php Exodusattack.com]
Notable_instruments = "Bernie Rico Jr. Gary Holt Signature V"
Gary Wayne Holt (born
May 4, 1964in 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 Jabsand Ted Nugent[http://www.metal-invader.com/interviews/exodus-2005-10-01/interview.php www.metal-invader.com: Gary Holt Interview] ] . His favorite bands include Venom, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, early Iron Maidenand Judas Priest[http://www.metal-invader.com/interviews/exodus-2005-10-01/interview.php www.metal-invader.com: Gary Holt Interview] ] .
He helped form
thrash metalband 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 Hunoltwere 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
He is the only member of Exodus who has played on every album.
* [http://www.exodusattack.com Exodus website]
* [http://www.metalexpress.no/showinterview.asp?id=300 Metal Express interview]
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