Singer Rob Dukes
of thrash pioneers Exodus
discussed the band's original frontman Paul Baloff
, saying that a lot of people thought he wasn't any good when he was alive.
The vocalist started off by talking about fan hate, claiming that youth is the key reason behind the way the older fans reminisce the '80s in overly positive manner.
"In 1980-whatever when you were listening to this - that time in your life was really awesome because you were younger and you were - younger,"
he explained to Terrorizer. "So it's not about the album or time, because when Paul Baloff was alive, everyone thought he sucked.
"No one thought 'Oh he's the greatest f--king singer of all time,"
the singer continued. "He dies - all of a sudden he's a legend. We were there man, nobody was legendary Paul Baloff, he was - but nonetheless, he made an album that was f--king brilliant at the era of time, because in the era of time - if they made that album today, meh, I don't know..."
While discussing performing without guitarist Gary Holt
due to his Slayer
obligations, bassist Jack Gibson
stressed that far more fans would be disappointed if the tour was cancelled.
"I think there's far more people that would be disappointed if we didn't come and play than 10 guys on the internet that sit there and talk s--t 'cause they're obsessed with Gary's face,"
Gibson said. "They're the same guys that are saying that it's not Slayer 'cause Jeff
] is dead. Like, what did you f--king think it was gonna happen?"
Exodus announced Kragen Lum
as a temporary replacement for Holt on a number of selected live dates. The band's latest release, "Exhibit B: the Human Condition
," dropped in May 2010, landing at No. 114 on the Billboard 200 chart.