Holt as a member of Slayer at the Ursynalia 2012 Festival in Warsaw, Poland
|Birth name||Gary Wayne Holt|
|Born||May 4, 1964
|Labels||Combat, Capitol, Nuclear Blast|
|Associated acts||Exodus, Slayer|
He joined Exodus in 1981 when guitarist Tim Agnello left the band. He is the only member of Exodus to have played on every one of their albums. He joined Slayer as a fill-in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman who was out after he contracted necrotizing fasciitis. He played with Slayer at the Big 4 Concert in Indio, California on April 23, 2011. After Jeff Hanneman died on May 2, 2013, Holt agreed to fill in and still tours for Slayer.
He will provide some guitar solos on Slayer's eleventh studio album with the rest of the guitar work being done by Kerry King. King said that Holt would not be participating in writing and said that "fans aren't ready for it."
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- "Exodus Interview". Metal Invader. http://web.archive.org/web/20120205213049/http://www.metal-invader.com/interviews/exodus-2005-10-01/interview.php. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
- "Gary Holt Will 'Probably' Record Solos On Next Slayer Studio Album". Metal Invader. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gary-holt-will-probably-record-solos-on-next-slayer-studio-album/. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
- "Slayer guitarist Kerry King talks staying true to the fans, and losing Jeff Hanneman". Metro. http://metronews.ca/scene/840373/slayer-guitarist-kerry-king-talks-staying-true-to-the-fans-and-losing-jeff-hanneman/. Retrieved 2013-12-24.