Today (February 2), the Heavy Music world remembers Paul Baloff from EXODUS. Baloff is considered by many headbangers of the world, as the best frontman that the band ever had on board. We agree! So take a moment today to remember Baloff and crank 'Bonded By Blood' below.
Here are some facts about Baloff career:
- Paul Baloff was the second vocalist with Exodus replacing Keith Stewart in 1981 and singing on their 1982 Demo and their first official album 'Bonded by Blood' in 1985.
- Following the recording of a three song demo in 1986, Paul Baloff was dismissed from Exodus after "personal and musical differences", although he still had writer credits on their next album 'Pleasures of the Flesh'.
- After leaving Exodus, he sang in several bands in the San Francisco Bay area, such as Piranha, Hirax, and Heathen.
- In 1997, when Exodus decided to reunite, Baloff was again invited to sing with the band.
- In 2002 Paul Baloff suffered a stroke which left him in a coma and he was taken off life support by doctors. He was 41 years old.
Paul Baloff's Discography:
- 1982 Demo (1982)
- Bonded by Blood (1985)
- Lessons in Violence (1992)
- Another Lesson in Violence (1997)
Exodus' official site