April 26 – REPOST – EXODUS: ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE (Century Media Records) – Written By Nathan McLeod

I often do wonder what Exodus would be like today if Paul Baloff had still been ALIV? Hard to believe sometimes that it’s been almost 19yrs since this legendary live CD from Exodus was released & almost 14yrs since the passing of the legendary great, Paul Baloff. Believe it or not though, the time has passed. Was into my 27th year of life when this show took place & was officially released. And how I have lived beyond 27 myself, is fucking miraculous! Not proud to say this, but I’d OD’d 3x that year. And was permanently shitfaced! At least I was able to live & tell about it. Well, tell I won’t.

1997 into the late 90’s saw a lot of thrash metal artists from 80’s resurfacing. The grunge metal scene had already come & gone. Alternative music was still quite popular. And so was the death metal scene. Some great thrash metal, metal shows in general were popping off not only at the Trocadero, but the Warfield, Fillmore, Slims, Maritime Hall, DNA Lounge, Rainbow, Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, Cactus Club in San Jose, a couple places on Haight Street, & a couple in the East Bay. It kinda felt like a bit of an 80’s resurgence. History was kind of repeating itself. READ MORE…