Origin: USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Stone Vengeance

Stone Vengeance may be one of the first African-American metal bands, and may well be the only such band playing Christian thrash (the Christian angle is understated). The band formed in 1977, settled on the present trio membership by 1983, and were prime movers in the fertile SF Bay Area metal scene of the mid-eighties. Fame and fortune eluded them, but they have persevered all these years on their own terms. Their discography is a bit disjointed, as it's not clear which albums are compilations or reworkings of earlier material. As heard on 1998's To Kill Evil, the band seem most at home playing pre-thrash speed metal, but not without flair and diversity, with punk, 70's rock, and funk making their presence felt throughout.

Current Members

Mike Coffey

vocals/guitars

Anthony Starks

bass/backing vocals

Darren Tompkins

drums/backing vocals



Discography


Stone Vengeance  
1990
  1. The Persecution
  2. Bullfight
  3. Malice
  4. Higher Now
  5. Wrath Cometh
  6. Long Live Stone Vengeance
  7. To Kill Evil
  8. Time is at Hand
  9. Pain
  10. The Great Controversy
  • Mike Coffey
  • Anthony Starks
  • Darren Tompkins



To Kill Evil  
1998 self-released
  1. To Kill Evil
  2. Time is at Hand
  3. Pain
  4. The Great Controversy
  5. The Persecution
  6. Bullfight
  7. Malice
  8. Higher Now
  9. Wrath Cometh
  10. Long Live Stone Vengeance
  11. Chase
  12. Pain (Extended Version)
  13. Foxy Lady
  14. The Pill
  • Mike Coffey
  • Anthony Starks
  • Darren Tompkins



The Angel  
2000
  1. The Angel
  2. Touched and Paralyzed
  3. Running Low
  4. Law
  5. ...And Just a Touch of Rag
  6. Pyro
  7. Stone Vengeance Blues
  8. Babylon Gwan Down
  9. The Stroll
  10. Brains, Balls & Blood
  11. Tears by a Grave
  12. I Vampyre
  • Mike Coffey
  • Anthony Starks
  • Darren Tompkins



Here Lies ... Stone Vengeance  
2002
  1. The Persecution
  2. Bullfight
  3. Malice
  4. Higher Now
  5. Wrath Cometh
  6. Long Live Stone Vengeance
  7. To Kill Evil
  8. Time is at Hand
  9. Pain
  10. The Great Controversy
  • Mike Coffey
  • Anthony Starks
  • Darren Tompkins




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