Metallica’s Kirk Hammett recently said it would be a “great idea” if he was invited to play on the next Exodus album.
Hammett, who played in the band before being recruited to Metallica back in ’83 to replace Dave Mustaine, is also credited with naming the band.
In January it was confirmed that the guitarist would rejoin Exodus for their encore at his Fear FestEvil horror convention happening in San Francisco this weekend.
Hammett recently did an interview with former bandmate Gary Holt, who’s also been working with Slayer since the sidelining and passing of the late Jeff Hanneman.
Holt described the new Exodus material as “insane – new-level brutality,” adding: “It’s so heavy, people are going to poop themselves.”
When asked about a possible guest appearance on the album, Hammett said: “What a great idea! I’m totally down with that.”
Meanwhile, Kirk isn’t the only member of Metallica who has been working with past bands. Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joined former band Infectious Grooves on stage during a recent Hollywood club gig.
The jam took place alongside Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants of Suicidal Tendencies, Steven Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and Big Jim Martin, ex of Faith No More.