Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"We are firmly interested in raging after the show!" Exodus' Paul Baloff—Stage Banter All-Star

Paul Baloff, Exodus frontman (who also sang in Hirax and Piranha) passed away in 2002. Luckily for all of us, he left behind a fantastic legacy of stage banter that puts him up there with some of the best.

Metal Inquisition grafix designers have teamed up to create the video below, which serves as a fine example of Baloff's genius. Enjoy.

I expect full credit for being tasteful and not using the "aneurysm" tag. He died of a stroke you see.


  1. brilliant as always.

    it is worth noting that a few lines (very few) of the banter is actually gary, not paul.

    "the gang of super-heavy" is 100% fat fuck...

  2. Pure genius. I remember hearing tapes back in the day where Baloff ranted for 5 minutes easily.

  3. "you rage, we rage...if you don't rage, well it is hard to rage". This is probably the best album Cent. Media ever released. Fantastic sound, fantastic drumming too, the band was well...raging.
    R.I.P Paul

  4. "why do you guys wanna be so heavy?!"

  5. is that all from the CM reunion record? shit, I was at that show, but I don't think I've ever listened to the recording. it was bad enough the first time 'round.

  6. is that all from the CM reunion record?

    yeah... it's a pretty bad CD, but it's worth it just for his blabering!

  7. I am new to this site and I have been devouring it in the past week. This post tapped into emotions I thought were dead. Thank you MI.