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Stone Vengeance

Speed Metal / Thrash Metal
San Francisco, California, USA

One of the earliest Christian metal bands, formed in June 1978. Their style is often compared to Agent Steel, Venom, Raven, Celtic Frost, Manowar, and Iron Maiden. They have shared the stage with bands like Manowar, Raven, Dennis Stratton (formerly with Iron Maiden), Al Atkins (formerly with Judas Priest), Rob Rock, Anvil, Possessed, Blue Cheer, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Death, Suicidal Tendencies, Trouble, Lizzy Borden, Ice-T & Body Count, Vicious Rumors, Death Angel, GBH, DRI, Hirax, Laaz Rockit, and Forbidden.

Discography

1985 Black Metal
1985 Wrath Cometh
1986 Demo 1986
1988 To Kill Evil Lilac Records
1990 Stone Vengeance Lilac Records
1998 To Kill Evil (re-issue)
2000 The Angel
2002 Here Lies… Stone Vengeance Doomed Planet Records
2015 Stone Vengeance (compilation) HTH Productions

Black Metal

1985 Independent

This demo is the same as the Wrath Cometh (rehearsal demo 11-18-1985), except that the tracklist is slightly different and there are two additional Venom covers.

  1. Intro: Wrath Cometh
  2. Stone Vengeance
  3. Time is at Hand
  4. The Great Controversy
  5. Kill Evil
  6. Malice
  7. Black Metal (Venom cover)
  8. Angel Dust (Venom cover)

Wrath Cometh

1985 Independent

Michael Coffey - Guitars, vocals
Anthony Starks - Bass, vocals
Darren Thompkins - Drums, vocals

  1. Wrath Cometh (3:16)
  2. Stone Vengeance / Time is at Hand (11:42)
  3. The Great Controversy (6:29)
  4. The Persecution (5:25)
  5. Kill Evil (5:59)
  6. Bullfight / Malice (10:26)

Demo 1986

1985 Independent

Not to be confused with Wrath Cometh (rehearsal demo 11-18-1985). This demo with the same songs has been recorded and mastered in the studio.

  1. Wrath Cometh (2:38)
  2. Stone Vengeance (3:59)
  3. To Kill Evil (5:28)
  4. The Great Controversy (5:14)
  5. The Persecution (4:22)
  6. Time is at Hand (5:56)

To Kill Evil

1988 Lilac Records (LR1010)

Michael Coffey - Guitars, lead vocals (tracks 1, 3-5), lyrics (tracks 1, 3-5), arrangements
Anthony Starks - Bass, backing vocals, lead vocals (track 2), lyrics (track 2)
Darren Thompkins - Drums, backing vocals

  1. To Kill Evil (6:00)
  2. Time is at Hand (6:05)
  3. The Persecution (4:29)
  4. Bullfight (0:54)
  5. Malice (6:28)

Stone Vengeance

1990 Lilac Records (Lilac 2032)

Michael Coffey – Lead vocals, all guitars
Anthony Starks – Bass, vocals
Darren Thompkins – Drums, vocals

  1. To Kill Evil (6:07)
  2. Time is at Hand (6:20)
  3. Pain (6:38)
  4. The Great Controversy (5:27)
  5. The Persecution (5:08)
  6. Bullfight (1:34)
  7. Malice (5:15)
  8. Higher Now (6:28)
  9. Wrath Cometh (2:52)
  10. Long Live Stone Vengeance (4:11)

To Kill Evil

1998 Independent

Michael Coffey - Lead vocals, guitars, acoustic guitars
Anthony Starks - Bass, vocals, lead vocals on track 2
Darren Tompkins - Drums, vocals

Includes remastered demo songs & new recorded songs from 1990-1998. This is basically the 1990 Stone Vengeance demo with some newer songs added.

  1. To Kill Evil (6:07)
  2. Time is at Hand (6:20)
  3. Pain (6:38)
  4. The Great Controversy (5:27)
  5. The Persecution (5:08)
  6. Bullfight (1:34)
  7. Malice (5:15)
  8. Higher Now (6:28)
  9. Wrath Cometh (2:52)
  10. Long Live Stone Vengeance (4:11)
  11. Chase (4:57)
  12. Pain (extended version) (8:28)
  13. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover) (3:49)
  14. The Pill (5:43)

The Angel

2000 Independent

Michael Coffey - Lead vocals, guitars, acoustic guitars, congas, additional bass on track 2
Anthony Starks - Bass, vocals, lead vocals on tracks 3, 8, 10
Darren Tompkins - Drums, vocals, congas, percussion

  1. The Angel (4:38)
  2. Touched and Paralyzed (4:07)
  3. Running Low (4:49)
  4. Law (4:03)
  5. …and Just a Touch of Rag (1:38)
  6. Pyro (5:45)
  7. Stone Vengeance Blues (11:08)
  8. Babylon Gwan Down (7:35)
  9. The Stroll (6:25)
  10. Brains, Balls & Blood (3:54)
  11. Tears by a Grave (6:42)
  12. I Vampyre (6:17)

Here Lies... Stone Vengeance

2002 Doomed Planet Records (DPR 08)

Green vinyl version of the first demo, released 500 ex only on Doomed Planet

This is a coupling of a 1985 demo and a 1987 studio jam. This as a “miracle” speed metal release. The content is very fast and powerful with almost no melody at all.

  1. To Kill Evil (6:07)
  2. Time is at Hand (6:20)
  3. The Persecution (5:08)
  4. Bullfight (1:34)
  5. Malice (5:15)
  6. Long Live Stone Vengeance (4:11)
  7. Higher Now (6:28)
  8. The Great Controversy (5:27)
  9. Wrath Cometh (2:52)
  10. Pain (6:38)

Stone Vengeance (compilation)

2015 HTH Productions (HTH006-14)

Disc 1:

Tracks 01-05: To Kill Evil (demo, 1987)
Tracks 06-12: Wrath Cometh (rehearsal demo, 11/19/85)

  1. To Kill Evil (6:00)
  2. Time is at Hand (6:05)
  3. The Persecution (4:30)
  4. Bullfight (0:54)
  5. Malice (6:28)
  6. Wrath Cometh (3:16)
  7. Stone Vengeance (5:24)
  8. Time is at Hand (6:28)
  9. The Great Controversy (6:29)
  10. The Persecution (5:25)
  11. To Kill Evil (5:59)
  12. Bullfight / Malice (10:26)
Disc 2:

Tracks 01-06: rehearsal demo 1986
Tracks 07-08: rehearsal demo mid-'80s
Track 09: Eastern Front - Live At Ruthie's Inn (compilation, 1985)
Tracks 10-14: sometime in the mid-'80s

  1. Wrath Cometh (2:38)
  2. Stone Vengeance (3:59)
  3. To Kill Evil (5:28)
  4. The Great Controversy (5:14)
  5. The Persecution (4:22)
  6. Time is at Hand (5:56)
  7. Wrath Cometh (1:17)
  8. The Persecution (6:25)
  9. Malice (5:57)
  10. Time is at Hand (3:44)
  11. Medley (4:27)
  12. The Persecution (5:25)
  13. Malice (5:41)
  14. Kill the Evil (5:53)