Carnage (Massacre)

by CARNAGE

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Lute FP Evidently a re-issue from the late 70s/early 80s. Excellent Rock, Punk, Metal or Whatever. Dunno what to say except if you like heavy music you will like this. Definitely comes from the era when musicians didn't have the road paved ahead for them- thumbs up!
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1.
Barbarian Queen Across the burning sands of the Middle Ages Rode the barbarian queen under The cloak of darkness rode the Barbarian Five hundred Hun berserkers in her hoard Descending on small villages Like evil birds of prey Wielding mace, broad axe and sword, (Chorus) Come to rape, maim and slay, Massacre at break of day There’s no chance to get away Barbarian Queen Raven hair, eyes of fire Body clad in leather Veteran of bloody combat Not defeated ever… When she descends upon her prey Suns of victory fall Gives no quarter Takes no prisoners Kills them all (Repeat Chorus) See the dust cloud in the distance When she descends upon your village All your hope of life is gone You better pack up and run You better run, run (Repeat Chorus)
2.
The Astral Inn In the outer sphere of the cosmic realm Lives the keeper of the Astral Inn Spends his days preparing your room Contemplating ways to seal your doom The stage is set, soon the play will begin Your choice of room is your choice sin You’ve got a room, At the Astral Inn you can spend the day Exploring colors in such a wild array At the Astral Inn now you took the chance Now you can flirt with death such a wild romance Now I’ve given you the keys to your room With cable TV and as warm as womb I fluffed a pillow for your drunken head Just lay there still and pretend you’re dead And when the walls come to life As sure as the blade of my knife You’ve got room, At the Astral Inn we will show you how Even give you strength take a bow, At the Astral Inn, since you took the dare If you don’t leave then you don’t scare Skeletons dancing around your bed Demons they tear at your mind With all the pounding inside your head You know that you’re at the Astral Inn Doors always seem to lead inside They won’t let you go Even if you tear them down There’s no one to hear your screams Could this happen in your wildest of dreams Things are as bad always seem At the Astral Inn, run but you can’t hide And there’s no turning back The Astral Inn, has been closed for years There’s a sign out front says property for sale Only your blood can pay your bail If the keeper decides you’ve had enough And you prove to be tougher than tough You can leave if you promise then To leave that room, choice of sin And never, come back, to the Astral Inn
3.
Omega Man 05:10
Omega Man The sounds of war are over now The world must start anew everything has been destroyed Everything and you Is this the way, it’s got to be Is there no turning back Nothings left that stands erect And everything is black Why must I be the only one to survive this bloody war What does it take to start anew, now that I’m all alone Suddenly I saw someone down a crumbled street And I turned wondering who that I might meet. All the way down this broken road much to my surprise As I got closer, they began to rise. They turned to me then horror struck through my beaten head Is this just a nightmare, or are they of the dead their rotting flesh, you’d smell for miles Human blood dripped from their lips Their eyes light up like candles as they watch me slip the creatures came toward me then Blood was in there eyes this nightmare will be over now There’s a feeling in the skies then the earth began to shake the worst I’d ever seen And I just laid there Watching the world dispose of these horrid things Then it was, I realized the world that it was really though And there’s no way to start again with me and no you.
4.
Massacre 02:18
5.
Killer 03:00
Killer In the dark silence the killer sweats another night by the window As the neon flashes, above the street The tense white knuckled grip The sleek, smooth, cold Object of love instrument of death (Chorus) I’m your angel of death I’m your killer Breathe your last breath I’m your killer Oh, Killer….Killer Eye on the sight The victim is marked The lover is revealed. Ever so gently The trigger is squeezed Both bodies convulse One in the throes of death The other in orgasmic ecstasy I’m a twisted product of society Trained in your army to kill Now a civilian once again free But my lust for blood won’t be killed I love to see the look in their eyes Hear their strained and futile cries (Repeat Chorus)
6.
Look at Yourself Everyday things just pass me by Show me what you got and I’ll give it a try Give me your right, or give your dead All of these things just must be said (Chorus) And when reality becomes a mystery Look at yourself And ask why Look at yourself Has life passed you by Look at yourself Can this really go on? Look at yourself Or is the tragedy done And when the things you see, They don’t seem what they should be You’re looking on through glassy eyes Forget what time has realized When you do as they all say Only then you’ll have to pay You’ve the right choose your way To get ahead you have to slay Everyday just come and go when it ends you’ll never know You’ll never know until out of the blue the end sneaks up on you (Repeat Chorus) Look at the mystery On your search for reality all your life the things you’re told Won’t mean a damn to you get old Those of us who’ve lived in chains will rise to rule the world again Tomorrow won’t be the same Because they’ll have to play our game (Repeat Chorus) Look at your vision in the mirror Open your eyes Focus your mind make it clearer Because the old, they know the end is getting nearer You better rise up to take over now can you hear? We’re all just rats running in the streets running for our lives Rat’s looking through our past And coming up with lies with all the things that we were told And now the ruin that we see Say’s the starting over is really Left up to rat’s like you and me Those of us who’ve lived in chains will rise to rule the world again Tomorrow won’t be the same Because they’ll have to play our game (Repeat Chorus)
7.
This is the End We have had some good times babe Well I guess that’s proof That nothing lasts forever And though I know It’s gonna cause some pain Inside my heart Well know we can’t stay together Yes I know, it’s too late Yes I know, this is the end Yes I know, it’s too late Yes I know, this is the end

about

Carnage tends to bring to mind those post-apocalyptic movies that those of us who grew up in Reagan’s America love and look back upon today with fond memories. Were those movies trying to be ‘Mad Max’ or ‘Bladerunner’? Who knows and who cares, they were awesome and still are today, perhaps in a different way now, but you get the point.

Before there was such thing as “crossover” CARNAGE from the barren wastelands of South Carolina was cranking out their own punkish brand of speed metal. Perhaps the band where not going for any particular sound or genre, it just came out as it did, It would be raw, aggressive, organic, and totally DIY. The outcome was the bands self-titled full-length in 1986 that featured 7-tracks that could have easily been featured on any of the first five volumes of ‘Metal Massacre’.

"Carnage was a band that was the brainchild of Spike Marshall. While it was heavy metal, the band was developed organically, outside of the burgeoning South Carolina metal scene of the late 70s and early 80s. With influences as diverse as Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lou Reed, Crack The Sky and The Stooges, Carnage walked their own path." - Jack Hammer

credits

released February 24, 2017

CARNAGE is:
Dave Alewine Bass
Rick Griffith Drums
Spike Marshall Guitars
Jack Hammer Vocals

All songs by Marshall and Hammer
Produced by Chip
Originally engineered 1986 by Gary Bolton
Recorded at Higher Skys Studio, Columbia, S.C.

Re-mastering by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC
Winston Salem, NC
Cover design and layout by Chris Ferguson

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